Stop Slaughtering Majestic Lions for Trophies

Target: Ms. Barbara Creecy, Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in South Africa

Goal: Protect lions from gruesome death through trophy hunting.

The lions in South Africa are in acute danger due to the destruction of their habitats and humans’ gruesome hunting activities. These majestic animals endure horrible torture in captivity and meet a gruesome end during a sport called “canned hunting.” Despite growing evidence and civil society pressure, the closure of this industry is in a faraway distance.

Canned lion hunting in South Africa is one of the cruelest trophy hunting practices that exist in modern days. It is estimated that over 7,000 lions are held in captivity at over two hundred breeding farms across South Africa, although the number might be much higher.

The lions are born in captivity and forcefully taken away from their mothers within only a few hours of birth. The defenseless cubs are then used in petting zoos for human profit. The matured lions are moved to caged compounds where they spend the rest of their lives waiting to be released in yet another enclosure for the so-called ‘canned’ hunt. Trapped in the compounds, these magnificent animals do not stand a chance against the brutality of mankind.

After slaughtering the lions, the hunter leaves with his “trophy,” and the remains of the animal are sold in the international bone and meat trade.

The trade of live lions, parts, and byproducts other than for rescue, or as part of an endangered species breeding program and regulated scientific research has to stop. We must fight for the safeguard of these animals. The South African authorities have to end the cruel keeping of lions for canned hunting, and the ghastly practice itself.

Sign this petition to ban canned hunting in South Africa.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Miss Creecy,

Thousands of lions in South Africa are brutally slaughtered for human gain in a sport called “canned hunting.” This method entails the most horrific treatment of a living being. The animals are raised to be killed for entertainment, their parts are sold in the international bone and meat trade, all for human gain. South African lions are a vulnerable species, and this sport has a significant impact on the destruction of these majestic creatures. It is a great shame for a country to be associated with such cruelty.

The trade of live lions, parts, and byproducts other than for rescue, or as part of an endangered species breeding program and regulated scientific research must be prohibited. You must end the cruel keeping of these animals for canned hunting, and the ghastly practice itself. Save the precious lives of South African lions. Ban the hunt.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mathias Appel




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57 Comments

  1. So called trophy hunters don’t have any self confidence. They need to show other people their murdered animal trophies. That way they can feel like a macho man or woman. They are a pathetic specimen of a so-called human. Trophy hunters are cowards. And the governments that allow it are greedy cowards!

  2. Disgusting, evil, sub human SAVAGES. Beyond belief that you allow this unspeakable horror. SHAME on you morally reprehensible, heartless, murdering barbarians!! The world is sickened by you.

  3. Raymond Stevens says:

    Trophy hunters are scum. They should be shot on sight as a pest species.

    • Charleen Murphy says:

      Yes that’s what they are, disgusting weak vile scum!! I hope they all die of the virus very soon& someone saves the lions & no more have to endure this& be killed!!!

  4. Katherine Gonzalez says:

    I guess the really rich don’t have any shame or morals at all. They do have money to kill and eat whatever they want even though most of our great wildlife is almost extinct. Karma will get them though, the person who is killing and torturing or the killers families, or where it hurts the most.

  5. Julia Edinger says:

    😡 ABUNCH OF “F***ING EVIL BASTARDS” ‼️ I HOPE KARMA HITS ALL OF YOU PAINFULLY HARD,,,ASAP‼️ MUST STOP SUCH “CRUELTY”…….

  6. Sorry but I cannot support or condone that process. Mankind must become more kind to other lives.

  7. The only good hunter is a dead one! Hunt the hunters! We need to unite internationally and exterminate everyone of these vile filth bags!

    • American Girl says:

      Couldn’t agree with you more Michelle! These inbred bastards along with animal abusers need to be hunted, tortured & culled from society! So called assholes who hunt for pleasure to see something die because of their inferiority or dick size are simply twisted mutants. Now a hunter who shoots to feed his family is Not included in this class, but bloodthirsty murderers are fair game! Hunt these inbred trophy hunters, then feed them to the lions!

    • Patricia Lamonica says:

      TOTALLY AGREE MICHELLE MITCHELL!!!! WE NEED TO HUNT DOWN AND KILL ALL AND ANY TROPHY HUNTERS!!!!

  8. One of the most disgusting thing in South Africa, an atrocity against the majestic iconic animal of Africa the lion.
    Lions bred on farms so they are ripped away from their mothers, used for cub petting, lion walks and then when they are too big stick them in enclosure for a fat useless lump of a hunter to come along and shoot a lion who has no chance of escaping. Then the bones are shipped to Asia for the lion bone trade.
    Just disgusting.
    End this disgusting industry for good
    Shame on you South Africa to allow this to happen.

    • South Africa may be the one allowing the trophy hunting but they are not alone in who allows “canned hunting.” That’s happening right here in the good ol’ US of A right under your noses. Both trophy hunting and canned hunting are despicable practices.
      I cheer every time a trophy hunter is mauled (and dies) by the animal he was trying to kill.

      • Me too and yes I am aware animals are being bred in America for canned and trophy hunting. Its only people like us who stand up for these animals and without us they will continue to be killed for pleasure and sport. There is no achievement for killing any animal with a gun or high powered arrow. Go on foot with no weapons and let’s see who wins

  9. Paula Morgan says:

    We humans are deplorable. The lust for blood is repugnant. Trophies on a wall which were not even hunted. A so called hunter could shoot one on a commercial while watchingTV. This is nothing to be proud of in fact it is cowardice. This world is in climate change. Instead of killing animals we should be welcoming them and sharing the earth with them not exploiting them. We may never know the value of what we so stupidly accept as our right as the people of earth. By 20- 40 all may be gone and us along with it.

  10. agree all coments shoot the fuckers who do this.

  11. Joyce O'Malley says:

    Stop using lions as products!!!

  12. Joyce O'Malley says:

    Quit slaughtering lions – and all animals – for trophies – meat – and products!! Animals will continue to live on Earth – while humans are bringing about their own extinction through their greedy and selfish behaviors!!

  13. Humans… Cancer of this poor Planet… Maybe one day it will be over!!!!

  14. The only good Trophy Hunters and all Hunters is a dead one! Hunt the vile and evil Trophy Hunters and all Hunters!We need to unite internationally and exterminate everyone of these vile and evil psychopathic depraved pea size brain Trophy Hunting filth bags!Especially that vile and evil slut psychopathic depraved pea size brain animal torturing murdering pos from hell Larysa Switlyk who deliberately torturers what ever precious and innocent wildlife that this psycho lowlife monster bitch can murder.This filthy slut of a bitch recently tortured and murdered a Zambian Crocodile who was 60 years old for a vile and evil new Purse. Posing next to its lifeless body and her firearm, she took several gleeful photos and posted them on Instagram for her vile and evil 980,000 followers to see who also must be hunted down and killed. The caption she wrote for one photo read: “Excuse me while I shop for a New Purse.” This beautiful 15-foot-long wild Crocodile isn’t the only innocent creature this evil bitch from hell has murdered over the years. In fact, her entire Instagram page is filled with countless photographs of the dozens and dozens of innocent and defenceless wildlife and animals this vile and evil slut of a bitch has butchered, including this crocodile, a rhino, and big-horn sheep and the hundreds of other precious and innocent Wildlife this evil lowlife bitch Larysa Switlyk and the vile and evil Trophy Hunters have tortured to death.
    This is why all these psycho animal torturing murdering Trophy Hunters must be hunted down and tortured to death.
    Kill them all. Eradicate this lowlife filth from our planet.
    Death to them all!!!!!!
    Both vile and evil Trophy Hunting and vile and evil Canned Hunting are despicable practices.
    I cheer every time a Trophy Hunter is mauled (and dies) by the animal this monster from hell was trying to kill.
    Vile and evil Instagram is an absolute disgrace allowing this
    deliberate sadism and evilness to be shown on Instagram that this evil lowlife pos bitch Larysa Switlyk sends to them!!!!! It must be stopped and banned.

  15. SHOOT HUNTERS instead BECAUSE THEIR BRAINS ARE MURDEROUS AND UNDERDEVELOPED! They are totally worthless DEHUMANIZED, DESENSITIZED, SADISTIC AND PSYCHOPATHIC, MENTALLY-DERANGED SUBHUMANS. THIS HUMAN SHIT DOESN’T DESERVE THIS PLANET.
    THE HUNTING ATROCITY MUST BE STOPPED. LIONS AND OTHER HUNTED ANIMALS ARE THE HERITAGE OF ALL OF US LIVING ON EARTH. TROPHY HUNTERS AND OTHER SHIT-HUMANS HAVE NO RIGHT TO DESTROY THE BEAUTY AND DIVERSITY OF OUR PLANET!
    SOUTH-AFRICA HAS THE OBLIGATION TO BAN THIS EXTREME AND THOUGHTLESS ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME!!
    SHAME!! SHAME!!! SHAME ON SOUTH-AFRICA AND ITS SICKENING GREED!!!! THE WORLD IS WATCHING YOU, SOUTH-AFRICA. IT MUST BE STOPPED AND BANNED FOR ALL FUTURE, SOUTH-AFRICA!

  16. Anyone who participates in a canned hunt is nothing more than a coward. They are NOT true hunters. A REAL hunter only kills what he needs to survive and he respects all life. Karma comes for all those who harm the innocent. Take a picture.. not a life.

  17. Trophy Hunters are EVIL SADISTIC AND DEMENTED!!! STOP THEM!!!~!
    TROPHY HUNTING SHOULD BE BANNED BEFORE ALL OUR ANIMALS ARE DEAD OR ON A WALL SOMEWHERE !! DISGUSTING AND SO SAD WE ARE LOSING ALL THESE ANIMA<LS!!

  18. Janet Garraghan says:

    Of course this must stop! We DON”T need to do this to survive! Only selfish, greedy, backward, degenerates would think this is ok! Sadistic, blood-thirsty, evil monsters! Stop pandering to the cruel and heartless monsters who couldn’t care less about the suffering any other living creature! Too many ‘Me, Me, Me’s in this world, it’s all about their rights! They don’t give a damn about the world around them! Breaks my heart! I despair of the human race!

  19. Lisa Puchta says:

    I strongly agree with you, people that do this are selfish scumbags

  20. Lisa Puchta says:

    What gives these scumbags the right to murder these animals, lots of these LOSERS pay thousands of dollars to go to these animals environments to murder them, these rotten POSs like the LOSER Trump kids should spend their money helping causes like Cancer or Aids, instead they use their money for cruelty.

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