A young male lion caught in a hunters snare which slowly tightened around his neck as he grew older
The lion was first spotted trapped in the snarein Mikumi National park in Tanzaniaback in 2009. After three years, the cord had become so tightly wrapped around the lion's neck that he was left unable to hunt and his gaping wound attracted flies and infection.
Canned hunting is the hunting of captive-bred animals in a confined area from which they cannot escape.
Each year, THOUSANDS of lions are bred in captivity and slaughtered to sell their bones to the far East where they are ground down for traditional medicine.
Due to South Africa’s barbaricbig cat industry, there are currently four times the amount of lions in captivity than in the wild. The lions who are born into captivity go on to lead miserable, brutal existences before their fate is decided by trophy hunters or wildlife traffickers. This is why we need your help!
More than 8,000 captive-bred lions are kept in more than 250 breeding facilities in South Africa, where they are exploited for profit at every stage of their lives.
In the lion breeding industry, paying volunteers are recruited to help hand-rear captive-bred lion cubs under the false impression that they will eventually be released into the wild. Tourists pay to take selfies while petting cubs or walking with lions. Ultimately, many of the animals will be shot by paying hunters, and this is the sad reality.
Lions are facing an unprecedented crisis…There are around 12,000 lions in captivity, while there are just 3,000 in the wild, This is why we need your help.
WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP TODAY TO HELP SAVE OUR LIONS AND END THIS ALL
FOR EACH SAVE OUR LIONS HAT SOLD, WE DONATE DIRECTLY TO CHARITIES THAT OPPOSE CANNED HUNTING BY RUNNING CAMPAIGNS TO END THE CAPTIVE BREEDING OF LIONS AND OTHER PREDATORS FOR CAPTIVE HUNTING AND OTHER FORMS OF COMMERCIAL EXPLOITATION.
THIS WILL TOWARDS:
1. Coordination of teams to go out to suspected areas under law and save endangered lions and lion Cubs which are bred into this cruel sport.
2. Educating people around the world specifically in South Africa about the truth behind canned lion hunting - this helps to stop people engaging in such sports. 3. Facilitating rescued animals directly to Wildlife Centres and also paying for treatment of lions.