Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Wildlife conservation and animal welfare groups say the COVID-19 pandemic ought to spell the end for one of South Africa’s most controversial businesses: the captive breeding of lions. It is widely accepted that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that has precipitated the global crisis, came from wildlife (bats or pangolins are the most likely sources), and campaign […]

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South Africa Court Rules for Citizens over Censorship in Lion Bones Case

Avaaz today welcomed the news that South Africa’s High Court has ruled that Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) acted unconstitutionally when they censored Avaaz’s advertising campaign at OR Tambo International Airport which called on President Zuma to stop the trade in lion bones. Emma Ruby-Sachs, Campaign Director at Avaaz said: “The judge today has ripped […]

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