Hunting Of Captive Lions Banned In South Africa

June 12, 2009

South Africa (ChattahBox) – ‘Canned hunting’, a controversial sport in which breeders raise lions in captivity for paid hunters to shoot at specified ranges, has been banned in South Africa, the Telegraph reports.

The move came after a long battle with breeders that have been fighting to keep their trade alive. Canned hunting is practiced by more than a hundred breeders in South Africa today, and is a multi-million dollar a year industry.

“We need a clean hunting industry, free from unacceptable behavior which could damage the country’s image,” Albi Modise said on behalf of the local forestry department in a press conference this afternoon.

The move has produced a cheer from the many worldwide animal protection agencies that have been lobbying for an end to the practice for years. But they say that the new law isn’t enough.

“New laws mean nothing unless they are backed by resources to ensure they are not broken,” Steve Smit of Animal Rights Africa said of the ruling.


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