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Emy Will

Emy Will

Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. Although I have a doctorate in psychotherapy, my main passion is advocating for nonhuman animal rights. I condemn all cruelty to nonhuman animals and therefore follow a vegan lifestyle. I would like to connect with other animal activists from all over the world. The fur trade is one of the most abhorrent practices on this planet. Innocent animals are subjected to prolonged suffering for a trivial fashion item. As the chairperson of Fur Free SA. we campaign towards ending the global fur industry. This might not happen in my lifetime, but even if I leave one footprint behind, that is one step closer to the goal. This blog is a forum to discuss all aspects of the fur industry. It also raises issues around animal activism in general. Johannesburg is a crazy city and I need to escape from time to time. This photo was taken next to the magnificent Zambezi river.

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‘So adorable’, most would say and indeed they are – in the wild!

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Photos from Animals HAVE Brain (Facebook site)

 However, there is a huge canned hunting industry in South Africa.

Canned hunting is the despicable activity where wild animals, in this case lions, are poached or bred in captivity solely be shot in a confined space.

These lions, often white lions, can be part of a tourist “petting” attraction and through this become habituated to humans.60 minutes, Expose on Canned Hunting, Global March For Lions, Lions, African Lions, Endangered Species, South Africas Lions, Canned Hunting, Cub Petting, Walking with Lions, Ban Canned Hunting, Ban cub petting, Ban Trophy Hunting, Lion Bone Trade, Campaign Against Canned Hunting Save Lions, Voice 4 the Pride, African Lion headed for extinction, Lion Aid, Bred for the bullet, Petted by Tourists, Killed by Tourists, The con in conservation, Lions are not Trophies, Killing is not conservation

When these lions no longer have “use value” they are taken into a pen and shot by some rich tourist.

It is alleged that the Lion Park near Johannesburg (a huge tourist attraction) sells its lions for canned hunting. This is where our protest will be on Saturday.                                                                                                                                                                                            Global March For Lions, Lions, African Lions, Endangered Species, South Africas Lions, Canned Hunting, Cub Petting, Walking with Lions, Ban Canned Hunting, Ban cub petting, Ban Trophy Hunting, Lion Bone Trade, Campaign Against Canned Hunting Save Lions, Voice 4 the Pride, African Lion headed for extinction, Lion Aid,                                                                                                                                           canned hunting3

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Photo from Animals HAVE Brain (Facebook site)

Please don’t participate in any animal petting and please spread the word about canned hunting  – South Africa’s shame.


  1. Hello Emy,

    When I first became of canned-hunting a few years ago, it broke my heart 😦
    I realise it’s important to be aware of so-called ‘tourist-traps’ and not unwittingly participate in an activity that would support canned hunting. As you know, I love animals – especially lions – and think lion cubs are adorable. But, I know it’s important to never lose respect for them, and admire them from a distance 🙂
    As always, thank you for sharing.

    Best wishes,

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    • Emy Will says:

      Hi Takami 🙂
      Yes canned hunting is abhorrent and shameful. Sadly people don’t always realise what they are participating in. Elephant rides is another example of cruelty without the tourists really knowing the abuse that goes into the training.
      You certainly “shoot” wonderful photographs of these magnificent creatures. It is always such a plesaure to see them – thank you ❤

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      • Thanks so much for your reply! After being aware, I do my best to avoid any type of ‘animal interaction’ – including shows where they have animals – such as dolpins & fur seals – perform. If only all of us (humans) could remember ‘treat others as how you’d like to be treated’…this world would be a much better place…


  2. Carol says:


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  3. melouisef says:

    I seldom cry for people, i always cry for animals.

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  4. Peter Schreiner says:

    But it is so very, very manly, just look at the smiling and victorious faces of machismo, in extreme. “Sportsmen,” they’re all compensating.

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  5. Dr. Rex says:

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Canned hunting is wrong!! This practice must be stopped! It’s plain wrong ….

    Liked by 3 people

  6. paws2smile says:

    So sad! 😦 I did not know this existed.

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  7. Good luck on Saturday! I hope there is more positive news 🙂

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  8. This is so wrong on every level. It needs to stop

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  9. Spokie sny spoor says:

    Sjoe, I did not even know about all these activities. Realy sad.

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  10. ravenskeeper says:

    Reblogged this on Ravens-Tree.com and commented:
    Once again ‘all for a piece of gold’. Needs to end. Teaches the wrong values to the whole of the human race. Ethics, morality, values, don’t exist. Such duality in this world, we are told to aim for the highest qualities within humanity and even give awards and recognition for such; then in the second breath we are told hunting, fur trade, and all manner of horrendous behaviours towards non human animals is okay and to be celebrated or accepted as a normal part of civilised society! Madness! Insanity! and Arrogance!. The world speaks and acts with ‘forked tongue’

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  11. The amount and ways Humans harm animals seems endless. In this day and age very few hunters truly kill for food…It is mostly about bragging and taking pictures or stuffing the poor animal. They KILL for FUN…what does that say about us HUMANS? Spreading the horror all animals go through and also what …for example canned hunting is …needs to be done as it is the only way people who do not hunt can change things. This is a cowardly thing to do and poor cubs have no idea humans are their enemy 😥 ♥

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