Petition: Ban the Export of Lion Bones in South Africa

Petition: Ban the Export of Lion Bones in South Africa

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are magnificent creatures. Unfortunately, they greatly suffer at the hands of human beings.

From roadside zoos; to ; to trophy , like the dentist who killed Cecil, there an abundance of stories about how humans have mistreated big cats.

One of the lesser-known cruelties that lions are subjected to is the lion bone trade.

Lion trade and are mostly illegal, but the trade of from captive facilities where lions are bred is still legal in .

The enclosures are tiny and cramped. The lions also receive extremely inhumane treatment. They are usually separated from their mothers too young and cry out for them daily.

Most of the lions are first used in the tourist lion-petting and photo industry while they are cubs. Then, once they get too big, the lions are used in a “canned hunt” where people pay to kill a lion.

Unfortunately, the problem does not only affect the captive lions because “legal trade promotes demand and a parallel illegal market” (i.e. illegal poaching).

Many poachers place poisoned meat out for lions in protected areas where lions is illegal. The lion population is already vulnerable and decreasing.

Sign this to Ban the Export of Lion Bones in South Africa!

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 20 July 2020. Lead Image Source : 2020 Photography.

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Agnès Moreau


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57 755 SIGNATURES————–60 000 OBJECTIF

Chantal Micha


Diana Fgl


Tor-Arne Bundesen


Ingeu Chanvriole


De Biquette

57 732 SIGNATURES *** 60 000 OBJECTIF

Alison Moanique

yes! ban the export of lion bones!

Sue Curtis


Chris Hernandez


Michèle Lebourg


Martyn Williams

signed on August 11, 2018

Karen Lyons Kalmenson
John Bevegård

hi grtrat gojohnb.

Dette Charlier


Sheila Dunleavy

Signed already and shared

Christine Puy


Isabelle Fernandès

Afrique du Sud: Interdisez l’exportation des os de lion! bénéficiaire: Gouvernement d’Afrique du Sud 57601 SUPPORTERS-60000 BUT Les Lions, déjà en déclin dans toute l’Afrique, sont confrontés à une nouvelle menace: une demande croissante pour les parties de leur corps, notamment les os, les dents et les griffes. Ceux-ci sont recherchés pour une utilisation dans les médecines traditionnelles et les bibelots, principalement en Asie du Sud-Est. Bien qu’il soit illégal de braconner ces grands félins et que le commerce international de parties de lions soit en grande partie interdit, l’Afrique du Sud a légalisé l’exportation de squelettes depuis des installations… Read more »

Chako T Kohsaka


Cindy Zimmermann

Chris Usami

Already submitted signatures last year

Marc Van de Waarsenburg


Stacey Holliday

Martyn Williams Cindy Zimmermann Jordan Stevens Alisha Saro Crystal Turner Marc Van de Waarsenburg Chris Usami