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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Scientists plan to flood black market with fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

Scientists plan to flood black market with fake rhino horn to reduce poaching

Scientists are planning to flood the black market with realistic fake rhino horns made from horse hair in an attempt to reduce illegal poaching. Rhino horn is in demand for a range of uses, from traditional Chinese medicine to ornamental carvings, and the illegal international trade is thriving. In South Africa alone, 769 rhinos were […]

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South Africa reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals. A list of iconic and in some cases endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farming stock.

Lions, cheetahs, rhinos and zebras were among 33 wild species which became farm animals as of May this year when the South African Government approved a brief amendment to the Animal Improvement Act (AIA) which governs livestock breeding.12 There has been virtually no mention of this in the media, as the legislation was slipped through […]

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