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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房屋貸款 - 買屋貸款怎麼估?本金和本息攤還哪個省?【12個房貸常見問題】 【問題一】中古屋貸款成數(能貸多少)?與屋齡有關嗎? 【答:】中古屋貸款成數可能不如新成屋來得高,一般而言,中古屋的貸款成數約為7~8成,但實際估算會因個人信用情況,與借貸的標的物屋況而有所差異。  包含借貸人的工作、信用、收入,住宅的屋齡、實際座落區域、周邊生活機能、屋況等等,都可能貸到不一樣成數,例如位在新北市板橋區同一區段的中古屋,屋齡僅10年和屋齡30年的住宅,銀行核貸的乘數可能就會不同。 【問題二】中古屋貸款流程 【答:】中古屋貸款流程大致可分為六個程序:申請貸款→銀行收件→銀行徵信及估價→對保→設定抵押權→撥款。首先是民眾確定要貸款後,備妥文件向銀行申請貸款,銀行端收件後,展開徵信與到現場估價等調查,之後再對保、設定抵押權確認後,核放貸款。 【問題三】能不能申請全額房屋貸款 【答:】一般而言,各家銀行都有自訂的鑑價系統與核放貸款機制,但基本標準還是以標的物的屋況和借貸人的信用、還款能力為主,依此原則核放貸款,例如借貸人與該銀行往來密切,且信用良好,任職於500大企業或是公家機關,都有機會申請到較好成數的貸款,早年甚至有機會申請全額貸款。  但2010年央行調高大台北地區信用貸款標準,全台各銀行也更謹慎核貸,要全額貸款並不容易,各家銀行也不願意冒風險。但如果民眾希望申請較好的貸款,可在平時累積消費信用,利用定期繳付信用卡卡費,固定到某銀行儲蓄等。 【問題四】使用房貸跟土地貸款有差別嗎? 【答:】房貸和土地貸款都是為了讓有資金需求的民眾,得以向銀行借用貸款,調配使用。買房時因為資金龐大,多數民眾無法一次付出全額,而必須申請房屋貸款;而若民眾手邊有閒置土地,又有資金需求,則可申請土地貸款。尤其中央銀行日前放寬一般民眾「非屬投資」的土地抵押貸款,有需要的民眾可將資金用在日常生活或理財周轉上。 【問題五】直系親屬有身心障礙手冊,那房貸可以減息嗎? 【答:】身心障礙者租賃房屋租金及購屋貸款利息補助辦法中規定,身心障礙者的直系血親、配偶或其配偶之直系血親並與其同住之人,有機會申請購屋貸款利息補助,但是要符合相關規定,且各個縣市可能有不同的限制,民眾可到各縣市政府社會處網站查詢。  例如:彰化縣政府即規定,20歲以上、設籍彰化縣的身心障礙者,符合部分資格可申請首次購屋貸款利息差額補助。舉例來說,設籍在彰化縣田中鎮的李小姐本身是身心障礙者,女兒希望申請房貸,購置住宅時,可將住宅登記在李小姐名下,只要李小姐本人和同住扶養者的撫養者有償還能力,李家的家庭總收入平均未達當年度每人每月最低生活費標準四倍者,例如2011年為4萬976元,李小姐本身和同住扶養者都沒有接受過政府同性質貸款或利息補助,也沒有獲得政府補助住宿養護費用,加上其他符合相關規定都符合,就有機會申請減貸補助。 【問題六】房貸率利季調vs月調 【答:】房屋貸款壓力重,民眾申請貸款時一定要看清楚利率浮動調整方式是如何變動的,才有機會省下荷包。房貸利率月調即表示,貸款是每月調整一次利率,而季調則是指每季,也就是3個月才調整一次,多數銀行會在1月、4月、7月、10月等月份做調整。在利率調漲快速的時代,利率採用季調將會比月調較適合。 例如2010年6月,中央銀行接連調升利息,如果今年持續升息,民眾的房貸負擔也會加重。如果央行在3月升息,則選擇每月調利率的民眾,利率在當月就會立即提高,但選擇季調的民眾則要等到7月才會調整,短期內可以省下部分房貸負擔。  然而,因為各家銀行對於房貸利率都有自己一套標準,相關系則規定也不同,考慮選擇月調或季調的房貸一族,仍需要謹慎留意申貸銀行調整利率的方式,以及相關規定,例如某些銀行可能在推估央行未來升息機率高,因此先行提高利率基準,建議民眾申貸時,還是要貨比三家。 【問題七】單身無工作如果申請優惠房貸,可以貸到幾成? 【答:】目前政府推出多項青年購屋優惠方案,讓年輕的單身族也能一圓成家夢想,但是須注意相關的規定,但貸款即使有優惠,還是會依個人信用、還款能力,以及屋況而有不同的貸款成數。  一般而言,如果單身且沒有工作,申請到的貸款額度不會太高,如果民眾還希望申請,可以提出還款能力、財力證明等資料,確定有能力還付貸款,則可能有機會申請到較佳的貸款成數。 【問題八】請問房貸試算問題?月還多少? 【答:】民眾購屋時可緊守444原則,自我檢測財力負擔範圍。首先,準備房屋總價約4成的自備款,其中1成做為裝潢費用。而雖然目前仍為低利時代,但考量未來利率可能逐步走升,建議購屋族在評估還款能力時,可以4%年利率估算,並將家庭總收入4分之1,用來支付每月房貸,建議民眾買房前,可依此標準評估收入與還款能力。  但這只是基本原則,建議民眾可以各個階段的生活開銷與需求,薪資與房貸之間的佔比也應逐步調整。政大地政系教授林左裕在《不動產投資管理》書中,提供了簡易的試算軟體,讓民眾了解個人薪水如何對應適合購入的房屋總價,並提供試算房貸的軟體,目前坊間網路也有許多免費試算機制。  以林左裕書中的軟體計算,若購入總價約480萬元的住宅,以自備款150萬元、分為20年攤提、以現行年利率2%約2倍的利率水準計算,每月需負擔約2萬多元的房貸費用。 【問題九】本金攤還與本息攤還的差別 【答:】本金平均攤還的意思是,民眾在每期需要繳付的金額中,償還的本金總額是固定不變的,也就是將貸款總額除以應繳的期數,就是每期需要償還的本金,再加上每個月要負擔的利息,就是每期應該要繳的房貸金額。  因為利息金額是用前期貸款餘額乘以月利率,當採用本金平均攤還方式,因為固定還本金,每個月的貸款餘額下降速度快,所以每期利息的金額也會調降。換句話說,使用本金平均攤還,一開始因為貸款餘額大,民眾需繳交的房貸在初期會較大,隨著本金愈還愈多,貸款需負擔總額會每期遞減。  而本息平均攤還,又可稱為本息定額償還,每個月支付的利息及本金加起來的總額是固定不變的。採用此方式的話,民眾每期仍有償還部分本金,所以利息也會逐期減少。也就是說,在繳款金額不變,利息逐期遞減的情況下,償還本金的比例會提高。  民眾會發現,以本息平均攤還方式還款,貸款前期主要是在繳付利息,償還本金較少,但到了後期貸款餘額負擔愈來愈輕,利息也會逐漸減少,後期每月所繳的金額,主要都是在負擔本金了。 【問題十】本金與本息攤還各是什麼意思? 【答:】房貸本金指的是,民眾向銀行端以房子申請借貸後,借款人由所借貸的原始資金總額,稱為本金,之後的債務利息,都會以本金作為基礎,乘以每月需負擔的利息利率計算。 【問題十一】本息VS本金攤還 房貸試算比較 【答:】本息攤還和本金攤還的房貸負擔會不同,舉例來說,小文剛買了房子,貸款金額約800萬元,以利率2.5%、分20年攤提,若以本息攤還方式償還房貸,每個月須繳納4萬2393元。若以本金攤還方式的話,同樣的貸款額度,剛開始每個月負擔會比較高,一開始每個月大約負擔5萬元,後期每月金額會逐步遞減。 【問題十二】本息平均攤還比較好嗎? 【答:】民眾若選擇本息平均攤還,則在借款期限內每月所償還的金額總額不變,但本金和利息的配比其實並不相同,好處是還款金額固定,借款人不用花心思計算每月需負擔的金額,但總還款金額會比本金平均攤還的金額較高。  選擇本金償還的話,雖然所繳利息的總額較小,但是貸款前期每期所需繳交金額比本息平均方式較大,建議貸款者必須確定自己是否有能力支付。  例如同樣是700萬元的房貸、20年期、利率3%,以本金償還會比本息攤還省下約21萬元的利息總額。但如果申貸時已選擇本息攤還法,又不想再變更契約的話,建議房貸戶可採用手動式的本金平均攤還法,也就是每個月、或隔一段時間就提前償還部分本金,即能發揮省息效果。 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! |桃園房屋二胎 |嘉義房屋貸款 |高雄房屋二胎 |彰化房屋貸款 |台南房屋二胎 |雲林房屋貸款 |台中房屋二胎 |屏東房屋貸款 |台北房屋二胎 |新竹房屋貸款 |基隆房屋二胎 |苗栗房屋貸款 |新北房屋二胎 |南投房屋貸款 |二胎借錢 |銀行房貸 |民間二胎 |代書二胎| 2胎,二胎,土地二胎,二胎代償,民間二胎,持分二胎,土地借錢,房屋貸款,二胎房貸,土地融資,銀行房貸利率,民間房貸,代償融資,軍公教房貸,房子二胎,銀行代辦,土地借錢,房貸轉貸,土地持分借款,公寓平房,銀行二胎,民間代償,房貸全額貸,農地持分借款,我要借錢門路,不動產抵押,房貸問題,三胎代償,都市計劃地,工業用地,農會房貸利息,魚塭養地借款,代償高利貸,銀行房貸比較,我要辦房貸,漁塭綠地,民宿貸款,農地借錢,銀行房貸二胎,建地借款,辦公大樓,房貸增貸,田地借款,林地融資,房屋借款,代償當舖,工商週轉,企業金融借款,私人借貸,工業住商貸款,房屋實價登錄,房價指數,租金繳房貸,房貸二胎,代書借錢,國宅貸款,農舍貸款。