Heartbreaking Video Shows the Cruel Reality of Canned Hunts

Heartbreaking Video Shows the Cruel Reality of Canned Hunts

  • 245
    Shares


In September of 2019, Born Free released this short film, “The Bitter Bond” to show the cruel reality of the industry.

They released it with a petition that called for an end to canned hunting in South Africa, which garnered almost a quarter of a million signatures.

This September, they submitted it to South African government officials. Canned hunting is one of the cruelest, most despicable forms of hunting. The involved are introduced to humans while they are very young to keep them from developing a fear of them. Then, when they grow older, can pay exorbitant amounts of money to kill these lions for “fun.”

Because the hunts take place in an enclosed space and the lions don’t fear humans, they have no chance of survival. There are around 250 breeding facilities and upwards of 8,000 captive-bred lions in South Africa that are exploited by the canned hunting industry. Sadly, many of the volunteers that help acclimate the cubs to people believe that the lions are part of a conservation initiative. Most don’t know that the lions that they helped raise will eventually be killed for “entertainment.”

After these lions are hunted, their parts are sold in the international lion bone trade, which fuels of wild lions and the of lion parts. Born Free’s Head of Policy, veterinarian Dr. Mark Jones, has states that “urgent action needs to be taken to bring an end, in an intelligent and humane way, to the commercial and canned hunting of lions and other predators, and, importantly, the sale of their bones and skeletons into international markets.”

South Africa must put an end to the cruel canned hunting industry. These lions need protection and real conservation efforts.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 7 October 2020.


What you can do

Support ‘Fighting for Wildlife’ by donating as little as $1 – It only takes a minute. Thank you.

 

 

Fighting for Wildlife supports approved wildlife conservation organizations, which spend at least 80 percent of the money they raise on actual fieldwork, rather than administration and fundraising. When making a donation you can designate for which type of initiative it should be used – wildlife, oceans, forests or climate.

 

Supertrooper

Founder and Executive Editor

Share this post with your friends

  • 245
    Shares


Facebook Comments

3
Leave a Reply

Please Login to comment
avatar
Joyce Dixon Dannheim

Cannot watch. It’s heartbreaking

Susan Drew
Susan Drew

Humans are vile creatures THAT will destroy themselves and the world!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

no words just tears