There Is A Global March For Lions Because We Are Angry
There Is A Global March For Lions Because We Are Angry. Who gets to determine the value of “your” life? Why should any human get to determine the value of the life of an animal? We have become so blind to anything but our own shallow “I Want” – that we think we are the arbiters of life. Humans have lost their values – global governments have lost their understanding that governing is about “us” and not “them”. Money buys anything – politicians – countries – human beings – animals. The rich can have whatever they want and they take it without apology – especially when related to animals.
Well guess what? People are waking up and they are seriously “pissed off” with the status quo. Change is on the way. It may just be a wave of change right now – but a tsunami is brewing and when it fully descends – it will be massive. People are protesting in over 40 cities around the world on March 15, 2014 to save the lions.
Come And Join Us In Toronto!
Chris Mercer is the world’s foremost advocate for the preservation of the wild lions of South Africa and the closing down of the heninous canned lion hunting industry. Read his powerful message here and then get involved and be part of a movement that is on the “right” side of history!
By Chris Mercer
Chris Mercer, Director of CACH (Campaign Against Canned Hunting, registered SA NPO.)
Sustainable Use = Sustained Abuse Of Our Glorious Lions
We Are Protesting Against Canned Lion Hunting Because We Are Angry – And This Is Why:
Angry at being told that the cruelty is only “sustainable use” when I can see that it is “sustained abuse”. Must we all swallow the lie that the only way to save African wildlife is by killing animals?
Angry about the pampered trophy hunters who come to SA for no other reason than to torture and kill hand reared lions.
Angry about lion farmers who breed lions for no other reason than to provide tame targets to be executed by sadistic killers.
And I’m angry about tourists who are being duped into feeding the canned hunting industry through cub petting.
Angry that volunteers are being misled to work at lion farms that pose as wildlife sanctuaries.
I’m also tired of being told that hunters only want to kill lions to help the impoverished masses in Africa. Let them donate money if that is a real concern.
And here is CITES standing by watching while Africa’s wildlife heritage collapses in front of our eyes. CITES is supposed to control the international trade in wild animals. Instead, it facilitates wildlife trafficking by ignoring the many loop holes.
I see how the hunting industry has invaded and occupied conservation space, in order to pervert conservation policies. How moral outrage is cunningly deflected with slick public relations. How hunters have paralysed conservation structures in SA. And made preservation a dirty word.
And so it is up to us to fight for change.
But This Is Only The First Step – I Need You To Do More:
Boycott all tourism facilities in South Africa that offer cub petting. And persuade your own tourism agencies to promote only ethical tourism to Africa.
We want your tourism dollars to become a force for good in Africa – not a force for evil.
Go to the Global March for lions website – www.cannedlion.org – and follow the instructions there for writing protest letters:
Ask the South African government to ban lion farming and trophy hunting;
Lobby the European Commission to ban the import of trophies;
Write to US Fish and Wildlife calling on it to raise the status of lions to ‘endangered.’ That would stop the import of lion trophies there.
Our wildlife is being victimised and our heritage destroyed.
We have the power to save African wildlife; although it will not be easy. The hunting fraternity is rich and powerful. But as long as each and every one of us takes on this fight – there is hope.