Lion Bone Trade

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.
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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.
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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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