The Campaign – Blood Lions™ BLOOD LIONS OFFICIAL TRAILER 2015

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Captive bred lions are killed in canned hunts and slaughtered for the lion bone trade. Join Blood Lions’ call to action to end these practices.

When travelling in South Africa, please THINK before you VISITCUDDLEWALKVOLUNTEER or SHOOT.

The Blood Lions Goal is to bring an end to canned hunting and the exploitative breeding of lions and other predators on farms across South Africa.

The award winning Blood Lions® feature documentary premiered in 2015. At the same time the Blood Lions Campaign was launched to create global awareness around the captive predator breeding, canned hunting and lion bone industries as well as the related exploitative wildlife interactive tourism practices.

Furthermore, the campaign encourages viewers of the film, visitors to Africa and followers on social media to make responsible choices about visiting or supporting wildlife interactive tourism facilities and activities. Through awareness and by reducing demand for exploitative products, the campaign aims to bring an end to the exploitation of captive-bred wild animals.

The Campaign is anchored by the Blood Lions® film, a strong and active digital media platform, and various specific campaigns with key international partners.

 

Our Strategy

The Blood Lions team, which includes you, will plan and implement campaigns of awareness and action aimed at the following stakeholders:

1.       The general public

2.       Government (both local and international) and provincial decision-makers

3.       The scientific and conservation community (NGO’s)

4.       The tourism industry

5.       The professional hunting bodies

6.       The volunteer agencies

 

What You Need To Know

Breeding predators in cages and confined areas is not only about canned or captive hunting – there are a number of additional revenue streams and none have anything to do with conservation.

Before deciding whether to visit, volunteer or hunt we ask that you consider the following:

 

On Breeding & Canned Hunting

  1. There are almost 300 farms and breeding facilities holding somewhere between 8 000 and 10 000 predators in captivity. The vast majority of these animals, possibly as many as 9 000, are lions.
  2. At the time of the film’s launch, over 800 captive-bred lions were being killed annually in South Africa by trophy hunters, and increasingly, canned or captive hunting is seen as unethical and unsportsmanlike.
  3. ‘Canned hunting’ refers to the shooting of captive bred and/or tame animals in confined areas. It covers other definitions such as captive hunting, high-fence hunting and ranch hunting.
  4. For many people, there is no difference between canned hunting and the terms captive or ranch hunting that has been introduced by the authorities and professional hunting bodies in an attempt to get away from the negative image associated with canned hunting.
  5. There is a growing group of professional hunters and organizations completely opposed to the practices of canned or captive hunting. We have already seen canned hunting organizations expelled from hunting bodies in Europe and the USA, and they are no longer allowed to exhibit at hunting fairs. We have also seen the South African hunting organization split.
  6. Unless under the auspices of an authentic team of scientists and conservationists, breeding lions and other predators in cages or enclosed areas has no conservation value whatsoever.
  7. There is a lack of data to support the claim that hunting captive bred lions takes pressure off wild lions. We do know that wild lion numbers across Africa continue to decline, and that wherever it remains possible to hunt these, demand for permits remains high.
  8. Canned or captive hunting has merely opened up an entirely new market for people that would not have been able to afford a wild hunt.
  9. Conservationists and animal welfare experts remain deeply concerned about the breeding practices used and the general conditions that exist on many of South Africa’s lion farms and breeding facilities.
  10. Given the growth trends in predator breeding since 1999, it is forecast there could be as many as 12 000 to 15 000 lions and other predators on farms by 2020.
  11. Read this DECLARATION from SAMPEO.

Watch this short clip on Canned Hunting: https://youtu.be/hqL7mVX642Y

 

On Volunteerism & Conservation

1.       Very few, if any of the private lion farms and predator breeding facilities in South Africa can be regarded as genuine conservation undertakings as they do not work in conjunction with recognized lion ecologists and scientists or any of the global predator conservation agencies.

2.       Most are simply breeding or holding predators for a variety of commercial purposes and making use of volunteers has become one of the most lucrative revenue streams. Some facilities are earning in excess of US$100 000 in some months from their volunteer programmes alone.

3.       There has not been a successful lion reintroduction programme using captive bred and reared lions in South Africa. Lion conservationists warn that captive bred lions are not suitable for reintroduction programmes.

4.       There are only a handful of authentic wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa and they do not breed, trade (they mostly receive animals rather than going out to acquire them) or interact with the animals in any way.

5.       South Africa has no need to be breeding lions for release into wilderness areas. In addition, if there was such a need, using hand-reared or human-imprinted and genetically contaminated lions is not an acceptable way of doing this.

6.       Taking lion cubs away from their mothers is not a natural process and is only done to exploit the animals and you as the visitor or volunteer.

7.       Very few, if any of the cubs you pet and cuddle have been ‘abandoned’ or rescued in the wild.

8.       Using breeding farms as an educational facility is like using fast-food outlets as a venue to teach about nutrition and good eating habits. In other words, breeding farms and petting facilities do not serve any educational purpose. Instead, they promote the cycle of breeding and captivity.

9.       In general, the quality and validity of information being given out to visitors on South Africa’s predator farms and facilities is poor. It is also confusing vital conservation messages and priorities.

10.   These operations are taking in significant sums of money, which in some ways is a misdirection of valuable conservation funding.

11.   If you do find yourself on a breeding farm or predator facility, be sure to ask the following questions:

·         Do they offer any activities based on animal and human interaction?

·         If it claims to be a sanctuary, do they offer life-long care for the animals?

·         Are they trading in animals?

·         Where did all the animals come from and where do some of them go?

·         Who is their recognized predator ecologist or scientist?

·         Have any of their animals been released into the wild? And if so, where and when?

12.   Before enrolling as a volunteer or going as a visitor, check the social media sites and blogs for comments and feedback on the particular farm or facility.

Watch this short clip on Wildlife Volunteering: https://youtu.be/zfi5gIF8KkE

Watch this short clip on Wildlife Petting and Interactions: https://youtu.be/qpgBahmABuE

 

On the Lion Bone and Other Trade Options

1.       The lion bone trade is a relatively new revenue stream for the breeders and farmers and has come about as lion bones are now being used as an alternative to tiger bones in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

2.       Over 1 000 lions are killed annually for the burgeoning lion bone trade. This is up from 287 carcasses exported in 2010.

3.       As has been the case with various other wildlife species, a legal trade promotes demand and a parallel illegal market. This in turn puts pressure on wild lion populations.

4.       Lions and other predators are being exported to private collectors, mostly in the Middle and Far East. These collectors are keeping the animals under appalling conditions, often confined to small spaces within the boundaries of major cities.

5.       As the demand for lion bone increases, so will the intensive breeding practices. In time, lions may well end up being bred under agricultural conditions.

6.       Although ‘tiger bone wine’ has been used in TCM for at least 1 000 years or more, there are no known medicinal properties.

7.       Often under the guise of scientific and/or research purposes, predators are also being sold to private and public zoos around the world, many of which are in a poor state.

 

By supporting these facilities and activities, either as a day visitor, volunteer or hunter you are not contributing to conservation. Instead, you are party to spreading the misinformation and the horrors some of the world’s most iconic wild species are facing.

 

Our Campaign Progress

The Blood Lions team have already made significant progress:

1.       We have filmed and produced Blood Lions, the first feature documentary that looks at all aspects of predator breeding in South Africa.

2.       We have been able to get the film accepted into various film festivals around the world.

3.       This website has become a global platform to raise awareness around the issues as well as acting as a co-ordinated call for action.

4.       We have addressed both the Australian and European Parliaments on the issues and have briefed decision-makers, conservationists and scientists in both regions. As a result of the visit to Australia, that country has become the first to ban the importation of lion trophies into the country.

5.       We have started assembling a coalition of conservation, tourism and scientific NGO’s and other organizations against the practices.

We have undertaken to be partners for change with various Ministries in the South African government.

For a full list of our campaign successes, visit the Blood Lions Campaign Milestones page.

BLOOD LIONS

The Official trailer for Blood Lions, a documentary that exposes the terrible truth behind the predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa: http://www.bloodlions.org/

WATCH the full documentary – Blood Lions is now available worldwide for download: http://wildlifeconservationchannel.co…

Exposing the truth behind cub petting, predator breeding and canned hunting industry. 
Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/BloodLionsOf…
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The NSPCA has huge animal welfare concerns for the animals exploited in the captive predator and canned hunting industry in South Africa. 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. Coupled with this members of public are unwittingly encouraging and supporting this cruelty, so it is vital that the public are aware of the truth behind the industry so they can make informed decisions and hopefully choose not to support such an unethical industry.

Sr.Ainsley Hay, Manager, NSPCA Wildlife Protection Unit


Breeding magnificent wild creatures like lions in camps so that they can be slaughtered for ego and money is unconscionable and should be outlawed.  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.  This important film shines a light into the dark corners of this ugly business.

Cormac Cullinan, Cullinan & Associates Incorporated


Cruel, barbaric, macabre – all words used by Australian MPs about lion farming and the canned lion hunting industry in SA.  Our campaign was glad to be able to assist and participate in a full length documentary that aims to expose a brutal industry whose whole business model is routine, egregious cruelty to helpless animals – for fun.

Chris Mercer, Founder, CACH (Campaign Against Canned Hunting)


Captive lions have long been a blemish on South Africa’s wildlife and tourism landscape and their tragic story needed to be exposed before these practices negatively impacted on Brand South Africa. Congratulations to all involved in taking the time and making this happen.

Colin Bell, Tourism consultant and author of “Africa’s Finest”


“As a travel and conservation based organization, we find the “Blood Lions” documentary deeply disturbing. Despite being hard to watch, we urge people to get out there and see it. It is important to shed light on the dark and corrupt business of rearing lions for the purposes of hunting, in hopes of making a positive change. As we polled our membership, we found that individually each of our companies have chosen to stop booking all activities that contribute to this industry.”

 

The Safari Professionals – 30 Tour Operators based in the US and Canada


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. The canned hunting industry is unnatural, unethical and unacceptable. It 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.

Blood Lions lays bare the truth behind the canned hunting industry that, far from contributing to the future survival of the species, may, in fact, accelerate extinction in the wild, leaving behind a trail  littered with rotting corpses of its helpless and hopeless victims.

Will Travers OBE, President Born Free Foundation


The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, in providing support for the making of this Documentary, does so in the firm belief that it is important that the true facts behind captive lion breeding and canned lion hunting in South Africa, is brought to the attention of a global audience in order to create awareness which in turn will lead to much needed change.

Les Ward MBE, Chairman, The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust


This is a timely, courageous as well as a deeply disturbing documentary. It is at the same time, a voice for the wild and the voiceless … of saying “NO MORE!” to that terrible triad of financial opportunism, deceit and indifference to the non-human animal by those claiming to be conservationists.

Ian McCallum – Author, poet, psychiatrist and naturalist


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 an utterly inhumane practise.   Taming lion cubs only to later hunt them is an utterly inhumane practice.   It is pseudo-hunting, a complete sham and does not even qualify as hunting on a sustainable use basis.   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.

Yvette Taylor, Executive Director, The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation


“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 is immoral, unethical and against all animal welfare concerns. The fact that it still continues as profitable commerce is a damning statement against all of us who have not properly engaged to snuff it out. Blood Lions is a good start to bring change.”

Dr Pieter Kat – Director: LionAid

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高雄二胎,高雄借貸,高雄借錢,台南二胎,台南借貸,台南借錢,二胎.信貸,票貼.民間借款,當舖.代書借款 提供金主直營,土地貸款,土地融資,代償當舖,銀行代辦,土地借錢,建地貸款,農牧用地,土地持分,銀行二胎,農地持分,不動產抵押,都市計劃地,工業用地,魚塭借錢,養地借款,代償高利貸,公園綠地,農地借錢,田地借款,林地融資,地價指數,2胎,二胎,土地二胎,不動產代書,二胎代償,民間二胎。銀行等全方位的銀行貸款資訊一次搞定貸款麻煩事! 一提起借錢,沒有幾個人不膽戰心驚的。有限的幾張鈔票,好端端地隱居在自己的口袋裡,忽然一隻手伸過來把它帶走,真教人一點安全感都沒有。借錢的威脅不下於核子戰爭:後者畢竟不常發生,而且同難者眾,前者的命中率卻是百分之百,天下之大,那隻手卻是朝你一個人伸過來的。 借錢,實在是一件緊張的事,富於戲劇性。借錢是一種神經戰,緊張的程度,可比求婚,因為兩者都是秘密進行,而面臨的答覆,至少有一半可能是「不肯」。不同的是,成功的求婚人留下,永遠留下,失敗的求婚人離去,永遠離去;可是借錢的人,無論成功或失敗,永遠有去無回,除非他再來借錢。 除非有奇蹟發生,借出去的錢,是不會自動回來的。所謂『借』,實在只是一種雅稱。『借』的理論,完全建築在『還』的假設上。有了這個大膽假設,借錢的人才能名正言順,理直氣壯,貸錢的人才能心安理得,至少也不至於毫無希望。也許當初,借的人確有還的誠意,至少有一種決心要還的幻覺。等到借來的錢用光了,事過境遷,第二種感覺便漸漸形成。他會覺得,那一筆錢本來是「無中生有」變出來的,現在要他「重歸於無」變回去,未免有點不甘心。「誰教他比我有錢呢?」朦朦朧朧之中,升起了這個念頭。「天下之道損有餘而補不足。人之道則不然,損不足以奉有餘。」當初就是因為不足,才需要向人借錢,現在要還錢給人,豈非損不足以奉有餘,簡直有背天道了。日子一久,還錢的念頭漸漸由淡趨無。 久借不還,『借』就變了質,成為……成為什麼呢?『偷』嗎?明明是當面發生的事情,不能叫偷。『搶』嗎?也不能算搶,因為對方明明同意。借錢和這兩件事最大的不同,就是後者往往施於陌生人,而前者往往行於親朋之間。此外,偷和搶定義分明,只要出了手,罪行便告成立。 久借不還 ── 也許就叫『賴』吧?── 對「受害人」的影響雖然相似,其『罪』本身卻是漸漸形成的。只要借者心存還錢之念,就算事過三年五載,「賴」的行為仍不能成立。「不是不還,而是還沒有還。」這中間的道理,真是微妙極了。 借錢,實在是介於藝術和戰術之間的事情。其實呢,貸方比借方更處於不利之境。借錢之難,難在啟齒,等到開了口,不,開了價,那塊「熱山芋」就拋給對方了。借錢,需要勇氣,不借,恐怕需要更大的勇氣吧。這時,「受害人」的貸方,惶恐觳觫,囁嚅沉吟,一副搜索枯腸,藉詞推託的樣子。技巧就在這裡了。資深的借錢人反而神色泰然,眈眈注視對方,大有法官逼供犯人之概。在這種情勢下,無論那「犯人」提出什麼理由,都顯得像在說謊。招架乏力,沒有幾個人不終於乖乖拿出錢來的。所謂「終於」,其實過程很短,「不到一盞茶工夫」,客人早已得手。「月底一定奉還」,到了門口,客人再三保證。「不忙不忙,慢慢來。」主人再三安慰,大有孟嘗君的氣派。 當然是慢慢來,也許就不再來了。問題是,孟嘗君的太太未必都像孟嘗君那麼大度。而那筆錢,不大不小,本來也許足夠把自己久想購買卻遲疑不忍下手的一樣東西買回家來,現在竟入了他人囊中,好不惱人。月底早過去了。等那客人來還嗎?不可能。催他來還嗎?那怎麼可以!借錢不還,最多引起眾人畏懼,說不定還能贏人同情。至於向人索債,那簡直是卑鄙,守財奴的作風,將不見容於江湖。何況索債往往失敗:失財於前,失友於後,花錢去買絕交,還有更愚蠢的事嗎? 既然是這樣,借錢出去,就不該等人來還。所謂「借錢」給人,事實上等於「送錢」給人,區別在於:「借錢」給人,並不能贏得慷慨美名,更不能贏得借者的感激,因為「借」是期待「還」的,動機本來就不算高貴。參透了這點道理,真正聰明的人,應該乾脆送錢,而絕不借錢給人。錢,橫豎是丟定了,何不磊磊落落,大大方方,丟得有聲有色,「某某?夠朋友!」聽起來豈不過癮。 當然,借錢的一方也不是毫無波折的。面露寒酸之色,口吐囁嚅之言,所索又不過升斗之需,這是「低姿態」的借法,在戰術上早落了下風。在借貸的世界裡,似乎有一個公式,那就是,開價愈低,借成功的機會愈小。照理區區之數,應該很容易借到,何至碰壁。問題在於,開價既低,來客的境遇窮蹇可知,身分也必然卑微。「兔子小開口」,充其量不過要一根胡蘿蔔吧。誰耐煩去敷衍一隻兔子呢? 如果來者是一個資深的借錢人,他就懂得先要大開其口。「已經在別處籌了七、八萬,能不能再調兩萬五千,讓我周轉一下?」獅子搏兔,喧賓奪主,一時形勢互易,主人忽然變成了一隻小兔子。小兔子就算捐軀成仁,恐怕也難塞大獅的牙縫。這樣一來,自卑感就從客人轉移到主人,借錢的人趾高氣揚,出錢的人反而無地自容了。「真對不起,近來我也……(也怎麼呢?『捉襟見肘』嗎?還是『三餐不繼』呢?又不是你在借錢,何苦這麼自貶?)……我也……先拿三千去,怎麼樣?」一面舌結唇顫,等待獅子宣判。「好吧。就先給我……五千好了。」兩萬五千減成一個零頭,顯得既豪爽,又體貼,感激的反而是主人。潛意識裡面,好像是客人免了他兩萬,而不是他拿給客人五千。這是「中姿態」的借法。 至於「高姿態」,那裡面的學問就太大了,簡直有一點天人之際的意味。善借者不是向私人,而是向國家借。借的藉口不再是一根胡蘿蔔,而是好幾根煙囪。借的對象不再是一個人,而是千百萬人。債主的人數等於人口的總數,反而不像欠任何人的錢了。至於怎麼還法,甚至要不要還,豈是胡蘿蔔的境界所能了解的。 此之謂「大借若還」。 高雄二胎,高雄借貸,高雄借錢,台南二胎,台南借貸,台南借錢,二胎.信貸,票貼.民間借款,當舖.代書借款。換現金種類:辦門號換現金,辦門號送現金,手機換現金,手機高價回收,手機換現金上哪裡找?辦門號換現金,辦買車送現金,辦門號換手機高雄借錢快訊:前任求你念舊情借錢行不行,桃園信貸,新竹汽車借錢,高雄代書,台北融資,高雄工商融資去哪裡找,小額借款申請條件和過程,桃園軍公教借款免保人,在高雄,想房屋借錢快來這裡吧。想代書服務,在高雄代書,桃園代書等救急服務,高雄機車借款,我急著要在高雄借錢可是要怎麼辦呢?什麼是信貸?信貸包括個人信貸,小額信貸和信貸利率,高雄個人信貸,桃園汽車借錢,台中代書,台南工商融資,台北機車借款,民間借貸服務,中正區當舖,中山區當舖,內湖區當舖,士林區當舖,中山區當舖,板橋區當舖,中山區汽車免留車,北投區當舖,桃園當舖,中山區當舖,三重區當舖,大同區當舖,中山區當舖,台中外約,大同區當舖,中山區當舖,大同區當舖,蘆洲區當舖,投區當舖,中山區房貸借款,大同區公教借款,士林區機車借款,北投區當舖,士林區當舖,淡水當舖,房屋借款土地借錢,農地借錢,士林區當舖,大同區當舖,蘆洲區當舖 士林區當舖,蘆洲區當舖。借款,貸款,二胎借款,二胎貸款,二胎房貸,二胎房地貸款,房地二胎借款,房地二胎貸款,田地借款,田地貸款,建地借款,建地貸款,養地借款,養地貸款,房屋二胎借款,房屋二胎貸款,銀行二胎借款,銀行二胎貸款,民間二胎借款,民間二胎貸款,房子二胎借款,房子二胎貸款,2胎貸款,2胎借款,土地房屋貸款,土地房屋借款,房屋優惠貸款,民間一二三胎房貸,民間一二三胎貸款,住宅區建地借款,住宅區建地貸款,農地借款,農地貸款,農地一二胎借款,農地一二胎貸款,田地一二胎借款,田地一二胎貸款,建地一二胎借款,建地一二胎貸款,養地一二胎借款,養地一二胎貸款,房地一二胎借款,房地一二胎貸款,一般農業區借款,一般農業區貸款,農牧用地借款,農牧用地貸款,特種農業區借款,特種農業區貸款,公園用地借款,墓地借款,公墓用地借款,市場用地借款,市場用地貸款,停車場用地借款,停車場用地貸款,商業用地借款,商業用地貸款,住二建地借款,住二建地貸款,住三建地借款,住三建地貸款,住商用地借款,住商用地借錢。 房屋土地代書、桃園房屋貸款、嘉義房屋借款、高雄房屋借錢、彰化房屋二胎、台南房屋貸款、雲林房屋借款、台中房屋借錢、屏東房屋二胎、台北房貸二胎、桃園個人信貸|嘉義信用貸款|高雄銀行信貸|彰化教職信貸|台南軍公教信貸|雲林公務員貸款|台中教師貸款|屏東軍人貸款|台北軍官信貸、專辦銀行貸款 CopyRight 高雄台南二胎旺來代書網 ©2015 All Rights Reserved.