The Campaign – Blood Lions™ BLOOD LIONS OFFICIAL TRAILER 2015


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:


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:

Watch this short clip on Wildlife Petting and Interactions:


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.


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:

WATCH the full documentary – Blood Lions is now available worldwide for download:…

Exposing the truth behind cub petting, predator breeding and canned hunting industry. 
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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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買賣交易是雙方物的交換,有物有權有交易的價值,但如何等價等值的交換卻是難題,買賣爭議與糾發通常發生在於不公平與不對等價值的互易。預售屋買賣制度是台灣特有的不動產交易型態,它的產生要從民國60年第一家代銷公司7天即完銷的傳奇說起,它打開了台灣預售屋制度近50年的發展。這樣的銷售制度是一個經濟社會演化下的產物,當時的時空背景市場資金短缺,預售屋消費者可以分期付款、建設公司隨著工程進度進帳,所以有了這個分期履約的交易制度,它隨著經濟蓬勃興起,但這幾十年來也出現很多問題,包括不少因建商財務危機而成為爛尾樓,契約爭議或繳了自備款、工程款捲款的狀況,還有近10年以來一直爭論不休的實坪與虛坪的議題,買屋應該在乎的是登記面積?還是使用面積效益?在法規變來變去之下,消費者還是應該在訂約前清楚了解自己買的標的內容是什麼,以確保交易權益。 專有、共有的使用權益大不同 按公寓大廈管理條例第3條所定義,公寓大廈是指得區分為數部分之建物及其基地,而該建物區分所有後可各別有其專有部分,並按專有應有部分之權利,分享共用部分,全區共同事務則應召集區分所有權人會議決議。依照規定建物原則上專有專用,例外可約定共用;而共有則共用,例外可約定專用。 一、專有專用 專有部分分別為主建物和附屬建物(例如雨遮、屋簷露台、陽台),原則就專用;例外約定共用情形例如有一 棟大廈臨馬路邊,主建物的外牆可刊登廣告,這個外牆的使用就必須經過該棟建物所有權人共同同意方可使用。 二、共有共用 共有部分分別為法定共用(例如主樑柱、承重牆、樓地板、屋頂…)和非法定共用(例如地下室空間及梯間),原則就共用,共有約定專用只能在非法定共用部分,且必須共有人會議決議並立於規定,例如地下室停車位的使用。 圖1:專有部分、共有部分的情形 實坪是什麼? 目前法規針對實坪並沒有定義,有人認為是實際登記面積,有人認為是實際具有使用效益的坪數,但不管如何,擁有一間屋子它應該具有以下二種必要的部分: 一、專有部分 公寓大廈管理條例所稱建築物專有部分主要是來自於所有權的概念,所有權又稱完全物權,是指民法上,權利人對標的物可以直接全面排他性支配特定物的物權,這在區分所有權的大樓型態上更具意義。因此,不論是主建物還是附屬建物的使用,都是具有專有專用的本質,具「實際使用效益」並不會有疑義,而市場所爭議討論之實坪效益,是附屬建物使用價值低卻與主建物等價計算,在成屋一屋總價買賣當然並不會有這種疑慮,但在預售屋交易上蓋多少賣多少,就得斤斤計較。另外一個被爭議討論的議題,是使用效益低的坪數登記,也就是登記法令對附屬建物登記不登記的規定變來變去(表1),在107年1月1日以後,最新的規定是屋簷、雨遮已不再登記。 表1:登記法令的變革 二、必要設施   (一)主要結構 建築法第4條定義,所謂建築物,為定著於土地上或地面下具有頂蓋、樑柱或牆壁,供個人或公眾使用之構造物或雜項工作物。所以,應該很容易理解的是,一個房子得要有樑柱有四壁還要有頂才能稱為房屋,因此公寓大廈管理條例規定建物之共有部分中之主樑柱、承重牆、樓地板、屋頂屬法定共用,不得約定專用,既為法定共用之必要設施,即應該屬產權持有的一部分。 (二)必要公設 003年新北市蘆洲的「大囍市」社區發生火災,因為煙囪效應,火勢從一樓直接竄升到六樓屋頂,吞噬了13條人命,也因為這起事件,營建署在2005年修正「建築技術規則」,針對逃生梯、室內梯、戶外安全梯有新增規定,建商必須花更多的成本設置消防和逃生設施,自此之後,新建案公設比從30%增加到35%甚至40%,但具公安性質的公設,是必要的設施,也應該屬產權持有的一部分。 虛坪在哪裏? 相對於前面實際使用效益的坪數整理分析,虛坪就能比較清楚的做以下的說明: 一、非必要設施 非必要設施就是使用價值低可有可無,非必要設施建築結果,是工程造價增加、建築設計費用增加、主要面積增加及房屋稅增加,大致可以過度設計、重覆計算及不計容積來分述:     (一)過度設計 現代人們對建物的要求已不在只是遮風避雨單純居住功能的需求,隨著生活品質的提升,它不斷反應在建築美學的設計上,逐漸展現出所謂城市美學的新態度,但有時它已不只是造型好看,而是在某種程度上過度的設計,例如下列建築物的雨遮、屋簷設計等案例(圖2):   圖2:雨遮過度設計的情形     (二)不計容積 依建築技術規則等相關法規規定,部分建築項目可以不計容積,例如有1.每層樓樓地板面積12.5%以下,深度2公尺以內的陽台,每層陽台面積不足8平方公尺,可以做到8平方公尺。2.容積率15%的設備空間。(只要請照時寫設備空間即可,與使用無關)3.深度1公尺以內的雨遮及露台。4.最上面的樓層以屋頂突出物申請,面積的1/8或25平方公尺,屋突可蓋2層樓(6公尺高),若設有電梯該高度應小於9公尺。5.樓當停車空間,可不計容積,每個車位可扣除40平方公尺的容積。正面來說,善用容積與挑高設計可以增加建築空間,但另一方面而言,雖不計入容積卻同時增加總樓地板面積,也就是說工程造價會增加,建築師設計費用也相對增加,將來產權登記主建物坪數會增加,房屋稅也會增加。         案例1:屋頂突出物的增設 建商將頂樓規劃為私人花園,並建置頂樓花園的樓梯專屬最高層住戶使用,為設置樓梯而增加的屋頂突出物面積,不計容積但會納入建物的樓地板面積計算。(圖3)          案例2:設備空間的增設 建商以地上層設備空間的設計不計容積,所以規劃機房空間,增加銷售玶數。(圖4) 圖3: 屋頂突出物的增設 圖4:設備空間的增設 二、重覆計算 預售建案原本應該是蓋多少賣多少,講清楚說明白,雙方合意即可,但因為建築項目過多,各種計算內容複雜,一般民眾並不容易了解,契約即使有審閱也可以說真的是有看沒有懂,也因為這樣,少部分建商緃有訂明計算方式,但實則是在契約內容重覆計算,例如        (一)梯間 玄關梯廳和出電梯後回到家的通道,屬於當層住戶分攤的小公(小公設),有時會當層每一戶都算一遍而不是分攤,等於重覆計算。(圖4)        (二)停車位 標準停車位面積係依寬長2.5mx6m=15㎡(4.5坪)計算,當引發爭議的是預售時停車位係按「個」出售,價格視車位種類、位置而定。通常「車道」面積會分到車位內計算,由車位持有者共同分攤,因此車位登記坪數面積會從6、7坪到12~15都有。若車位登記面積只算車格4.5坪,車道就有可能被攤進公設比內計算,意即:車位坪數登記愈大,相對可降低公設比,對消費者較有利;若車位坪數小,公設比提高,但車位價格通常不會降低,民眾等於買了車位又多負擔公設價格,被扒了兩層皮。(圖5)  圖4:梯間 圖5:停車位 購屋成本番外篇    除了實坪、虛坪以外,還有一種購屋成本,那就是加值型設施的建築,加值型設施是希望增加生活機能、景觀變得更好,來提升生活品質,但相對的建築管理費會變多,居住成本當然也會增加,大致上按機能及景觀來分: 一、機能     一般建案大多會訴求有運動設施、游泳池、視廰區、圖書室等各項生活機能,來增加賣象提高銷售,目前係以地下  室空間(包括停車位)及梯間的約定使用較常見)。 二、景觀 以法定空地來說,除了應有的開放空間、連通通道、防火間隔及防火巷等具消防安全不得約定為專用外,建商會在單純的空地上增加假山假水、花園庭園,來增加居住空間的舒適度,但基於使用者付費,負擔自然會增加。 總結,一般消費意識的認知是只要有物就有權,物權有登記則具交易價值,另外,再加上使用者付費的觀念,二者加乘更促使建商猛蓋非必要的附屬建物與公共設施。10年前監察院早已糾正行政機關放任建築法規不斷放寬不計入容積項目,而地政法規又予以測量登記,造成市場交易的亂象,時至今日,再綜觀市場現況,核心問題始終存在。生意人想的是成本利潤有蓋就要算錢,消費者只能來來回回撥撥算盤,實坪、虛坪看清楚,再決定是否決定買屋,並找信譽良好的業者或參考地政局網的不動產交易安全專區查詢相關資訊,以免後悔上當影響交易權益。 旺來代書:臺南2胎,台南二胎,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