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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房屋貸款/房屋二胎 - 無自備款也能買屋?自備款該準備多少?【7個常見問題】 【問題一】自備款需要準備多少成數? 【答:】不少人都以買屋為人生的夢想,現在的房貸利率還是處於相對低檔,因此不少人都會考慮貸款買屋。雖然現在房貸利率低,不過在央行限縮貸款條件的情況下,自備款必須從以前的2成,提高到3~4成。 也就是說,假設你要買1000萬元的房屋,你至少得準備到300萬元到400萬元的自備款,才有可能貸款。不過對於小套房產品,或是地上權的產品,自備款可能就要準備到5成以上了,因為不少銀行會針對上述的兩樣產品,貸款成數限縮。另外,新北市的淡水、三峽、林口區,則因為之前房屋釋出量太大、政府限縮房貸成數,也有可能只能貸款6成,自備款相對也得拉高到4成。 另外其實買屋除了自備款外,還得考慮一些雜項支出,像是過戶費、預繳水電費、預繳管理費、保險費,如果有委託仲介,也要給予仲介費。不少人還要存一筆裝潢費,因此買屋前,最好存款要有「房屋總價」的4成以上,會比較保險。 【問題二】簽約後才發現自備款不足該怎麼辦? 【答:】不少人以為存到了100、200萬元就足以承擔自備款,興沖沖的去買房,但卻因為貸款成數低,或是因為其他原因銀行不願意給予太多貸款,導致自備款不足。舉例來說,小黃在大台北看屋看了1年以上,雖然只有自備款150萬元,但好不容易總算看到適合新婚居住的房屋,總價也只要500萬元。 如果以自備款3成來看,小黃其實剛好已經存到了自備款,因此信心滿滿的與對方簽約,沒想到等到要和銀行談貸款時,各家銀行都說小黃因為買的地點偏遠,都只願意給予貸款6成,因此小黃的自備款還欠50萬元支付不出來。 如果遇到這樣的例子,通常會建議當事人趕緊多聯絡其他幾家銀行,看是否有可能將貸款成數拉高,或是與親朋好友趕緊湊錢,最壞的結果就是找銀行做一般信用性貸款,不過信用貸款的利率通常會比房貸高,比較划不來。 但無論如何,都要盡快解決自備款不足的問題,不然如果一直湊不齊自備款,很有可能因為毀約而導致訂金被沒收。一般來說買賣雙方在簽約的時候,都會加註:貸款成數不足契約約定成數時,買方應該要無條件一次付清差額,否則視為違約。 如果發生實際貸款下來的成數不足時,賣方通常會依上面的約定,要求買方一定要在期限內補足差額,如果不能補足差額,賣方就可以依照當時簽約的契約內容,要求解除契約、並且沒收買方已經支付的價金。所以如果真的因為貸款下不來、自備款又不足,很有可能會被沒收訂金,到時候真的欲哭無淚。 為了避免發生自備款不足的窘境,建議在買屋前盡量手頭要存足夠的錢,另外也要盡量保持良好的信用紀錄,尤其是過去曾有信用破產的紀錄,銀行放款會特別審慎,很有可能會貸不下來,所以最好要和銀行維持良好的往來紀錄,銀行審核後放款也會比較大方。除了信用記錄好,公務人員、醫師或是百大企業的員工,貸款額度也會比較高。另外選擇市中心的房屋,也會比較容易貸款。 【問題三】無自備款如何買屋?該如何貸款? 【答:】政府限縮房貸的情況下,一般房貸的貸款成數已經從7~8成下降到6~7成,有些地區、特定的產品還只有5成左右,因此,如果沒有自備款要買新成屋、中古屋,真的是難上加難。 有些人可能會選擇低利信貸,雖然有些低利信貸前幾個月的利率約是3%左右,不過還是比一般房貸利率2%要來得高,而且不少信貸平均利率都高達10%以上,利息壓力也會相當大。另外,如果沒有自備款就表示自己沒有存款,因此信貸的利率也不見得可以壓低到3%以下,貸款的壓力也會比一般人大。 如果手上沒有足夠的自備款,買房其實又不是想要立刻入住,或許可以考慮預售屋,因為預售屋是依照工程進度付款,不需要一次拿出高額頭期款,而且一般而言,建商會與某些特定銀行業者配合,景氣逐漸復甦的時候,貸款成數也會比過去來得要多,較容易談到比較好的利率,還有多餘的時間可以慢慢存錢,是比較好的選擇。 【問題四】購屋自備款不足,可否附其他房子當擔保? 【答:】如果自備款不足,又想要買屋,這時有些人可能會考慮想要把其他房子拿來當擔保品,拉高貸款成數。舉例來說,小黃想買1000萬的房屋,可是手頭上只有100萬元,自備款還差200萬元,但是小黃家中有其它房屋,小黃企圖想要把其他房屋拿來當擔保品,來說服銀行將貸款成數拉高到9成。 一般來說銀行對於購屋房屋貸款的貸款成數自有規定,並不會因為增加保證人、抵押其它不動產,就可以增貸,或是做為條件上的交換。有加保、或是抵押其它戶房產的適用性,是在「補強授信條件」下進行的,也就是說,借款人本身的負債比過高、無法提供銀行所需的財力證明、或是借款人本身的信用記錄有輕微瑕疵等前提下,才需要提出其他不動產擔任擔保品。 除非小黃直接把另一間房屋拿去銀行增貸或是二胎貸款,直接將房屋換成現金。不過二胎貸款的利率和費用相對也比較高,真的算下來不見得比較划算。因此建議如果還沒存到自備款,最好是不要輕易的想要買超過自己能力的房屋。 【問題五】購屋自備款不足,如何增貸? 【答:】如果自備款不足,手頭上剛好又有其他間房屋,而且該房屋的部分貸款也已經還清了,就適合增貸。舉例來說,小黃想買1000萬的房屋,可是手頭上只有100萬元,自備款還差200萬元,可是小黃的父母有間價值2000萬元的房屋,貸款幾乎已經還完了,小黃的父母願意將房屋增貸200萬元,將200萬元現金直接給予小黃支付新房屋的自備款。 像這樣就是增貸成功,而且也成功籌得自備款的方法。有些人在非買房屋不可的情況下,可能會想拿其他房屋增貸,會考慮增貸的房屋通常已經清償部分本金了、或是貸款幾乎已經還光了。如果真的要增貸,可以直接向原房貸銀行申請,或是找其他銀行申辦。 不過辦理增貸時,有些銀行可能會擔憂申貸人的資金周轉是否出現問題,多數銀行都會重新鑑定擔保品價值,並且勘查屋況;銀行撥放貸款前,也會重新評估客戶的還款記錄,如果還款紀錄不佳、財務出現隱憂,那麼銀行放款的態度可能會比較謹慎。 【問題六】自備款多寡與議價空間有關係嗎? 【答:】買房因為金額高,加上現在利率低,大部分的人都會選擇貸款買屋;不過以前房貸利率較高的時候,不少人都是存到了全部的錢才買屋,也才導致不少人一輩子追不上房價的事情。 因為買房金額高,而且往往交易的對象是一般屋主,因此無論是拿現金還是貸款,屋主都還是拿得到全部的金額,並不會因為其他因素而拿不到全額的現金,因此拿現金買屋通常「較難」有機會可以殺價。 不過政府逐漸限縮房貸,加上部分地區可能難以貸款,這時現金付款就相對有優勢了。如果在貸款難、買屋人少的地區,像是一些郊區,或是工業住宅等特殊產品,因為貸款比較不容易下來,因此自備款越多,其實對自己殺價也越有利。 因為對方會怕有些買方貸款貸不到,或是貸款情形差而導致違約,也怕賣屋賣不出去,因此只要強調自己現金付款,議價空間也會比較大。另外就是有增建的房屋,通常銀行不會將增建範圍算進去,因此貸款出來的金額也不見得能如想像中高,因此針對特殊產品來說,尤其是小套房、工業住宅、農地等較難以貸款的產品,自備款越多,還是有機會可以向對方議價。不過若是一般的房屋物件,尤其是熱門地段的房屋,無論是現金付款還是貸款,對賣方來說都沒有差別,就比較難殺價了。 【問題七】購屋自備款跟簽約款差別在哪? 【答:】如果購買中古屋,通常簽約的時候必須交出房屋總價的10%作為簽約款,以表示雙方契約達成協議,未來倘若發生任何違約的事情,簽約款很有可能就會被沒收。而簽約過後,還會有用印、完稅接著就要交屋了,交屋的時候買方則應該付清剩下的款項,也就是說除了自備款外,也應該要有銀行貸款發下來的金額。 舉例來說,劉太太買了一間1300萬元的房屋,簽約當下應該就要繳交簽約款130萬元,作為簽約款項,接著劉太太就會開始去談各種貸款的事情,等到經過用印、完稅、交屋後,假設劉太太確定已經向銀行貸到七成,劉太太就應該要交出剩下的260萬元的自備款,而其他的910萬元則由貸款成功的銀行支付。 |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| 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! 金主直營,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。當舖,土地借款,房屋二胎,私人借錢,工商融資,民間二胎,借貸,借款,借錢,融資,貸款,房貸,鑽石,黃金,農地融資,建地貸款,車貸,二胎,汽車當舖,房屋貸款,代書借貸,當舖免留車,二胎貸款,銀行二胎房貸,快速借款|基隆二胎房貸,新北二胎借貸,台北二胎代償,桃園二胎利率,苗栗二胎指南,新竹二胎房貸,台中二胎借貸,彰化二胎代償,雲林二胎利率,南投二胎指南,嘉義二胎房貸,台南二胎借貸,高雄二胎代償,屏東二胎利率,花蓮二胎指南,宜蘭二胎房貸,台東二胎借貸,臺北二胎代償,臺中二胎利率,臺南二胎指南!房地產名詞解釋,房屋二胎貸款,房屋二胎免費估貸,房屋實價登錄,商業銀行貸款,銀行二胎,銀行信貸,貸款試算,銀行貸款利率,信貸申辦,成功案例,民間房貸,土地貸款評估,租金繳房貸,貸款QA,私人借錢,代書貸款知識,整合負債,信貸利息,信貸利率,小額信貸,小額信貸利率比較,信用貸款,信用卡代償,現金卡代償,卡債整合,負債協商,房子借錢,銀行房貸利率,中古車貸款,代辦銀行信貸、房貸二胎,房貸行情,房屋二胎利率,房價指數,勞工貸款,農民貸款,軍公教房貸,企業融資,公司週轉,青年創業貸款,婦女創業貸款,微型創業貸款,初創貸款,股東貸款,銀行代辦房貸,民間信用貸款,代償當舖,民間代書,理財諮詢服務,理財知識庫,詢問房屋土地貸款,尋找代辦業者,汽車借款,企業金融二胎,房貸全額貸款。