Lions are actually raised to be killed in South Africa. And American
“South African ranchers breed lions in captivity, from cubs to adults,
then release them just after the arrival of a hunter who pays about
$15,000 for a kill. Sometimes the animal is drugged to make it easier
game. Sometimes it’s lured by fresh meat to a place where the hunter
lurks. Sometimes the felines are so accustomed to humans that they
amble up to the person waiting to kill it. Not surprisingly, the
success of these hunts is 99 percent.”


4 thoughts on “Lions are actually raised to be killed in South Africa. And American

  1. See if you can get a copy/link to Blood Lions, a recent documentary about canned hunting. This documentary involves Africa, but canned hunts are going on her in American too. Apparently, that is where some of the little lions and tigers, etc., go when they are too big/dangerous for photo sessions. That what happens when you can buy big cats over the Internet.

      Arlington, Va. – 5 January, 2015 – Public Media Distribution LLC. announced today it is releasing the much anticipated feature documentary “BLOOD LIONS”, on DVD.
      The program follows acclaimed environmental journalist and safari operator Ian Michler, and Rick Swazey, an American hunter, on their journey to uncover the realities about the multi-million dollar predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa. It is a story that blows the lid off claims made by these operators in attempting to justify what they do. Last year alone over 800 captive lions were shot in South Africa, mostly by wealthy international hunters under conditions that are anything but sporting.
      “BLOOD LIONS” will be available on DVD in the United States from January 5, 2016. The program has a run time of approximately 85 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99. The program will also be available for digital download.
      **Please note the DVD and digital download can be purchased on (in the US).
      To order:… (US compatibility only)
      The release date in South Africa will be confirmed before the end of January 2016.

  2. Yes definitely agree with ahimsaforever regarding the Blood Lions documentary. It is very powerful but also disturbing at times. I can only hope that with time, it will bring about much needed change. It should be a mandated watch across the globe.

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