Carl & I, as well as the other International & local NGO's who attended the Colloquium down in Cape Town have been sitting on tender hooks waiting for the report to come out!! Please find a snippet below & we urge you to mail & congratulate them on considering a total ban on #CaptiveBreeding of #Lion in SA. Captured In Africa Foundation wish to congratulate Mr Mapulane for having the courage to start the process of change!!!
Parliament, Monday, 12 November 2018 – The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs adopted the Report of a two-day colloquium it held on Captive Breeding of Lions for Hunting and Lion Bone Trade, from 21 - 22 August 2018. The practice of captive lion breeding both for hunting and lion bone trade has caused much local and international uproar against South Africa’s Captive Lion Breeding Industry, leading to the expulsion of certain members of the Industry by international pro-hunting organisations, such as the SAFARI International, the Dallas Safari Club and the European International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC). The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) had also raised concerns about captive lion breeding for hunting, calling on the South African Government to terminate this practice.
The Report contains voices of representatives of local pro-hunting and conservation organisations as well as international organisations who spoke against the industry, raising issues of critical policy importance that the committee undertakes to see through. It is in this respect that the committee resolved, among other things, that the Department of Environmental Affairs should as a matter of urgency initiate a policy and legislative review of Captive Breeding of Lions for hunting and Lion bone trade with a view of putting an end to this practice and that the Minister of Environmental Affairs should submit quarterly reports to the committee on the progress of this policy and legislative review. Similarly, the committee would like the Department to reconsider the decision to increase the lion bone trade quota from 800 to 1 500 lion skeletons, a decision it emerged during the Colloquium; was informed by commercial considerations, as opposed to science. This reconsideration is necessary given the huge public sentiment expressed against the increase in lion bone trade quota. The committee’s position is to protect South Africa’s esteemed conservation image, but more fundamentally the Brand South Africa. The Report is ready for publication online today.
ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, MR PHILLEMON MAPULANE.
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Thank you Mr Phillemon Mapulane for this report. We need more people like yourself who are able to bring about a change in the way our wildlife is cared for. This cruelty has to stop,not just for all the international indignation it is causing but for Africa and our beautiful lions!
Think I dare to be excited ☺️
Drew this encapsulates the horror perfectly. Proud of you. Carol. ❤
OH MY GOD Drew Abrahamson !!!!!!! YAAAAAS
Lol excited Raabia???
Thanks for your struggle... To you and so many peoples and organisations...
& thank you too Carlos for fighting with us
Very positive...I think that at the least it will result in legistated controls and measures, possibly with a timeline to prevention.
Well done Mapulane and all those who rolled up their sleeves!
Oh I’m so happy this was just cruel and barbaric!’
I’m so glad they can be free !!
Live long sweet Kings!!
Ver a estos magníficos animales encerrados y maltratados es horrible y cada vez hay más animales salvajes en esta situación ya que luego servirán para divertir a gente sin alma y para que seudocazadores consigan sus trofeos de muerte. BASTA YA
Thanks so much for all you do let’s make people aware of these atrocities I just despise hunters
This is great news ! This just shows how determination hard work and positivity can and does conquer when it looks almost impossible. Thank you so much to all involved.
U guys ROCK! What a sacrifice and we appreciate all u do BRAVO!
Emocionada por tantos que asesinaron...y contenta por la gran lucha que haceis pir ellos ...muchas gracias a todos son maravillosas noticias...
Is this really true, is there finally going to be an end to canned hunting?
Such a wonderful piece of news to wake up to in NZ.
Maybe physically I live a million miles away, but my heart will always be in Africa with especially the lions. My prayers hopefully being answered. Thank you Drew and Carl for never giving up.