Lion Bone Trade

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.
Read the full report
Read the full Parliament of the RSA release – Announcements, Tablings and Committee reports
which can be found at Parliament’s website.

THE EXTINCTION BUSINESS – South Africa’s ‘Lion’ Bone Trade
In the last 18 months, the EMS Foundation and Ban Animal Trading have been gathering extensive information and investigating South Africa’s international ‘lion’ bone trade. This data has provided the basis of our Report. Read the full report
Appendix One: Big Cat Skeleton Exports 2014-2017 – Mindmap
Appendix TwoSouth African Skeleton Traders 2014-2017
Appendix Three: Foreign Skeleton Importers 2014-2017

Submission From BAT & EMS Foundation re DEA Proposed Lion Bone Quota
EMS Foundation, Captured in Africa Foundation, and global conservation groups call on South Africa to halt all captive-bred exports pending outcome of robust studies.
Read the full submission

South Africa suggests new export quota for captive -bred lion skeletons, putting wild lions at risk and supporting the canned lion industry
EMS Foundation, Captured in Africa Foundation, and global conservation groups call on South Africa to halt all captive-bred exports pending outcome of robust studies.
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DEA Lion Bone Quota Sign On Letter January 2017
We therefore strongly urge the South Africa government to develop a plan that will explain how each of these implementation and enforcement challenges will be addressed, prior to the captive-bred lion skeleton export quota going into effect.
Read the full letter

DAILY MAVERICK – Op Ed: Permission to drink a lion
There is something extremely bizarre about drinking a lion. But maybe in this world of post-truth it’s a new normal. After all, the cruelty we do to creatures in factory farms comes to us with no conscience, wrapped in plastic and labelled farm fresh. Every time we buy an egg or a steak or chicken breast we conspire in a little lie that it’s okay, says Don  Pinnock.
Read the full article on the Daily Maverick

Lion bone export quota in SA ‘a done deal’
The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) is on Tuesday poised to officially announce a government-approved annual export quota of 800 lion bone skeletons, despite worldwide revulsion and opposition to South Africa’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industries.
Read the full article on news24.com

DEA ‘ignores’ concerns over lion bone trade
The South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has blatantly ignored public opinion by formally approving the export of 800 lion skeletons to Asia this year. This in spite of  international condemnation from conservationists and local stakeholders.
Read the full article on travel.iafrica.com

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