There is something so reprehensible about Canned hunting that people worldwide, from all walks of life, came together on March 15, 2014 to protest against it.
A SNARL FROM ME TO CANNED HUNTERS THE END OF THE MARCH BUT NOT THE END OF THE FIGHT No, Canned hunting is not the killing of lions to can them for meat, as someone naively asked. It is an activity where wild animals, in this case lions, are poached or bred in captivity solely be shot in a confined space. According to Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) people have observed how wild lion prides have been chased, by those in 4×4 vehicles, to the point of exhaustion; the pride adult lions shot; the cubs captured and smuggled across South Africa’s borders to be sold to unscrupulous lion farmers. Many of these lion cubs become habituated to humans through “lion petting” schemes. These lions are later put into a field to be shot by tourist hunters, from a 4×4 vehicle – just to become a trophy. This photo shows the shocking treatment and conditions that captive lions endure on South African lion farms. These lions are later used for Canned hunting purposes. While I don’t support any form of hunting, Canned hunting has to be the lowest of the low! The lions offer no resistance and may even be partially anaesthetised beforehand. These lions have no chance of survival and are killed only so the tourist hunter can go home with a trophy. To preserve the “trophy”, the lion is shot through the body. Many of these tourists are inexperienced gunmen and it might take several shots to kill the lion. Consequently these lions aren’t always killed instantly and often experience a prolonged and agonising death. The lion carcass is sold to the Chinese Traditional Medicine market for the lion bone trade. Tens of thousands of farmers have now stopped producing food in order to farm game for rich, foreign hunters to shoot. Although thousands of people are opposed to this obscene practice, Canned hunting is legal in SA. Yes, Canned hunting brings money into SA but so does eco-tourism, which is ethical unlike Canned hunting. If anyone is planning a holiday to a South African safari lodge please check out their views on Canned hunting. We must boycott any place that supports this cruel and unnecessary practice. Please sign this petition: