Saturday, October 31, 2015

Blood Lions, South Africa
Forwarded letter via Chantal
To :
Minister of Tourism:
Hanekom, Derek Andre 
Cape Town
Tel :021 469 5027
Fax: 021 465 0542
Tel:  042 230 0454
Fax: 042 230 0454,
Deputy Minister of Tourism:
Tokozile Xasa
Cape Town
Tel :021 462 1777
Fax: 021 465 2664,
Head of Ministry/Chief of Staff:
Ms Nurunessa Moolla
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6769
Fax: +27 (0) 12 444 7027,
Cape Town:
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 465 7240
Fax: +27 (0) 21 465 3216,
Private Secretary to the Minister of Tourism:
Ms Melanie Titus
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6775
Fax: +27 (0) 12 444 7027
Cape Town:
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 465 7240
Fax: +27 (0) 21 465 3216,
Media Liaison Officer to the Minister of Tourism:
Mr Praveen Naidoo
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6772​
Cell: +27 (0) 81 475 1056,
Parliamentary Liaison Officer: Cape Town:
Shama Nathoo
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6780
Cape Town:
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 469 5809
Fax: +27 (0) 21 465 3216 ,
Office of the Deputy Minister
Director: Office of the Deputy Minister:
Nonzwakazi Sifanele
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6757
Fax: +27 (0) 12 444 7027,
PA to Deputy Minister:
Nandiswa Adonis​
Telephone: +27 (0) 12 444 6758
Fax: +27 (0) 12 444 7027​/8
Minister, Sir, Madam, to whom it concerns:
I am very concerned and shocked about the Canned Lion, Cheetah and Tiger Industry, raising concerns about visiting SA and inadvertently supporting a Breeding Farm that supplies Hunting Outfitters.
Currently, almost 8 000 predators are being held in cages or confined areas, and none of this has anything to do with conservation. If we don’t act now, that number could well be over 12 000 within the next few years.
This industry is unregulated, uncontrolled and is responsible for untold cruelty. It is a tragedy that our wild animals are reduced to profit making machines.
South Africa’s failure to address the canned hunting industry has emboldened those who make a living out of the death of lions bred, raised and slaughtered on a ‘no kill, no fee’ basis.
Canned lion ‘hunting’ is nothing less than a bargain basement opportunity for foreign hunters to engage in one of South Africa’s most sordid practices. Hunting of captive bred lions entirely dependent on human fingerprints from cub to trophy.
Breeding magnificent wild creatures like lions in camps so that they can be slaughtered for ego and money is pseudo-hunting, a complete sham and does not even qualify as hunting on a sustainable use basis.  It is immoral, unethical and against all animal welfare concerns. unconscionable and should be outlawed. 
Wildlife conservation has to evolve into practices that are ethical, humanitarian and sustainable.
This will not be achieved if there is not real and fair community involvement which has not been part of the hunting fraternity’s evolution.
Lions have the right to live in the wild and to continue playing their unique role within the ecological communities of Africa. 
The continued existence of the canned hunting industry is a moral outrage that diminishes us all. 
The canned hunting industry delivers compromised animal welfare and zero education. It undermines conservation and creates a moral vacuum now inhabited by the greed and grotesque self-importance of those who derive pleasure in the taking of life.
With the constant pressure on wildlife, every effort must be made to keep our last vestiges of natural fauna and flora protected.   
Canned hunting of any kind, along with the related consequences, must be condemned by humanity as not only a travesty of nature but also as an utterly inhumane practise!


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1 comment:

  1. How do I add my name to this letter? I would like very much to be a part of ending this horrific lifestyle!!