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High Court Judgement on Lion Bone Quota

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Lion Bone Judgement in Full:

A landmark decision was reached in the High Court in the matter NSPCA vs Department of Environmental Affairs on the 6th of August 2019.

The decision was made in regard to South Africa’s controversial lion bone trade. The trade in lion bone in 2017 and 2018 was ruled unlawful and unconstitutional.

In this judgement by Judge Jody Kollapen in favour of the NSPCA, the government’s decision to set a quota for the export of 800 lion skeletons was declared “unlawful and constitutionally invalid”.

This judgement reiterates the 2016 Constitutional Court Judgement.

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