Lobbying for Wild Animals

Hunting in the Associated Private Nature Reserves

Call for Moratorium on hunting in the APNR

The purpose of this letter is request an urgent undertaking from SANParks that it will not sign a new agreement between themselves and the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) until the process that the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs directed SANParks to follow, has been completed, and that a moratorium on hunting in the area should be imposed in the interim.

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Appeal for Moratorium on lion hunting

Following upon Parliament’s announcement that there would be a Review Process of the agreements between SANParks and the APNR, we call for a Moratorium on all killing of lions in this region, to ensure that this Review Process is followed without undue influences.

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Free Lammie the Elephant from the Jo’burg Zoo: Elephant Behavioural Specialists Support our Call

Elephant Reintegration Trust, The EMS Foundation, and Humane Society International-Africa, submit an open letter to the City from the world’s most renowned elephant behavioural specialists and researchers in support of the Proposal to release the elephant named Lammie (#FreeLammie) at the Johannesburg Zoo to a rewilding facility.

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SA Parliament hits out at Captive Lion Breeding & the Lion Bone Trade

In a move to hold the wayward Department of Environmental Affairs to account, and signalling the beginning of the end of the captive and canned lion industry in South Africa, the official Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Affairs Report and Recommendations on the Captive Lion industry in South Africa has been published. The full report is the Portfolio Committee’s Report Resolutions and Recommendations, which will then be considered by the National Assembly and ultimately Cabinet. The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs having conducted the “Colloquium on Captive Lion Breeding for Hunting in South Africa: Harming or promoting the Conservation Image of the Country”, held on 21 and 22 August 2018.
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Read the full Parliament of the RSA release – Announcements, Tablings and Committee reports which can be found at Parliament’s website.

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EMS Foundation, BAT and Animal Law Reform objections to draft regulations on rhino horn trade

The EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading submitted detailed comments on 10 March 2017 on “DEA Notice 74 of 2017 On Draft Regulations for the Domestic Trade in Rhinoceros Horn, or Part, Product or Derivative of Rhinoceros Horn” (“2017 Draft Regulations”). Animal Law Reform South
Africa supports these submissions.

We have not re-iterated all of the concerns and comments relating to the 2017 Draft Regulations herein but wish to affirm our stance relating to these regulations insofar as they apply to the Documents.

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Lion cubs born through Artificial Insemination at Ukutula Conservation Centre & Biobank

A letter was submitted on behalf of 19 organisations regarding the birth of 2 cubs through artificial insemination at a captive facility outside Johannesburg in collaboration with the Mammal Research Institute (University of Pretoria). This submission includes some of the world’s leading lion conservation and research organisations, and representatives from multiple sectors including animal welfare, animal protection, multi-cultural and faith-based NGO’s. Based on our cumulative knowledge and experience, we do not support the captive breeding of lions, whether assisted or not, because it does not contribute to biodiversity conservation or address the main threats to wild lion conservation.

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EMS Foundation

PO Box 3018, Honeydew 2040
South Africa
168-304 NPO

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Michele Pickover (Director)
info@emsfoundation.org.za

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