Global Lion March – The Basic Facts
What You Need To Know
Global Lion March – The Basic Facts – The Global Lion march is 9 days away. We will be marching for Lions on March 15, 2014 in 55 cities around the world. Canned Lion Hunting is a lucrative BUSINESS built on cruelty – exploitation – cowardice – greed and a complete lack of concern for an endangered animal.
It is the killing (not sport) of a magnificent animal by a morally bankrupt people whose only claim to fame is money. He or she is devoid of honour or character – a selfish, weak amoral coward. The governments who allow and support this barbaric industry need to be held to account for their actions – their corruption exposed!
These Are The Basic Facts About Canned Lion Hunting:
• Female lions are forced to produce up to three litters per year (one litter every 3 years is the norm in the wild).
• The cubs are removed shortly after birth and the mother is forced into the next pregnancy.
• The “orphaned” cubs are marketed by recruitment agencies in the UK, USA and worldwide to the “volunteer” market – unsuspecting people (in droves) sign up to stay at these farms for two weeks or more (costing them circa £1,200 per fortnight plus their airfares). They are led to believe they are helping conservation and that these cubs will be put back into the wild when they reach adulthood.
• At the farms, further income is generated from cub petting, photographing and walking with the lion cubs. The presence of paying volunteers often avoids the need for the farms to incur staffing costs to man the operation.
• Once the cubs reach maturity, the males (at about 3-4years) and the females (once they can no longer produce the new cubs in the “puppy mill” operation listed above) are sold the canned hunting operators.
• Canned hunting is where the human habituated lion is put into a field and a tourist hunter shoots it dead. Sometimes the lion is partially anaesthetised beforehand. It offers no resistance and cannot run away from the hunter. It is a tame lion. The lion is shot through the body (to preserve the trophy quality) and the lion often dies an agonising death, particularly if the tourist is a bad shot and has several “goes” to kill the lion. Some lions are hunted with bow and arrow, and some are even shot with pistols.
• The tourist hunter goes home with his trophy and the lion carcass is sold into the lion bone trade for the Chinese Traditional Medicine market.