Petition: Three Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from California Wildfire

Petition: Three Mountain Lion Cubs Rescued from California Wildfire

The Columbus Zoo shared that they would be taking three mountain lion cubs rescued from the California wildfires. One orphaned cub was rescued from the Zogg fire in California. The cub was originally taken to a California zoo because the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was overwhelmed by so many displaced animals due to […]

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Petition: Baker Keeps Lion Cubs as Pets in Palestine

Petition: Baker Keeps Lion Cubs as Pets in Palestine

While the cubs are only 75 days old (and growing!), Fathy and Filisteen are now neighborhood regulars and are spotted daily. Abu Jamea underscores the risks of keeping the lions in his care.  “When you raise them as babies, a harmony will grow between both of you and (they) will not hurt you,” he […]

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Heartbreaking Video Shows the Cruel Reality of Canned Hunts

Heartbreaking Video Shows the Cruel Reality of Canned Hunts

In September of 2019, Born Free released this short film, “The Bitter Bond” to show the cruel reality of the canned hunting 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 […]

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Lions bred in South Africa for their bones to be used in Far East for traditional medicine

Lions bred in South Africa for their bones to be used in Far East for traditional medicine

Thousands of lions are being bred in captivity and slaughtered to sell their bones to the far East where they are ground down for traditional medicine. Due to South Africa’s barbaric but lucrative big cat industry, there are currently four times the amount of lions in captivity than in the wild. The lions who are […]

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Lions Found Living with Skin Diseases in Terrible Condition at Pienika Farm in South Africa

Lions Found Living with Skin Diseases in Terrible Condition at Pienika Farm in South Africa

NSCPA inspectors found lions in terrible conditions at Pienika Farm in South Africa in April 2019. The National Council for Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) found lions with skin diseases living in terrible conditions at the time. Two cubs taken from Pienika Farm at the time of the raid are now […]

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Poachers butcher a third lion pride this month in South Africa, as a male and four lionesses are poisoned then hacked into pieces so their parts can be used in black magic potions

Poachers butcher a third lion pride this month in South Africa, as a male and four lionesses are poisoned then hacked into pieces so their parts can be used in black magic potions

A third lion pride has been brutally butchered in a month in South Africa by evil poachers who hacked off their heads and paws and stole them to be used to make black magic potions. Distraught owner Menno Parsons, 46, broke the news that his male lion Tau, 10, and four lionesses had been fed […]

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‘Lions are on the menu now’: Inside the legal lion bone trade

‘Lions are on the menu now’: Inside the legal lion bone trade

Kris Everatt was tracking lion prides as part of his conservation research in Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park when he came across dozens of dead vultures near a waterhole. As he walked closer to the waterhole, he saw the mutilated bodies of three lions. Their faces and paws were missing. “I’d never seen a lion with […]

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Factory Farms Where Deformed Lions and Tigers Are Bred for Body Parts Uncovered: Cubs Are Seen Pacing Around Crying

An investigation conducted by conservation non-profit World Animal Protection has revealed the horrific conditions that thousands of big cats—mostly lions and tigers—are being forced to endure in industrial farms across South Africa and Asia which supply the traditional medicine market. Investigators say that they witnessed lion cubs pacing around crying in the small enclosures of […]

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