Were you sick to your stomach when you heard U.S dentist Walter Palmer killed Cecil? This industry is far worse.
Every day in South Africa lions are bred for the bullet. Factory farmed for trophy hunters; these tame, hand reared lions are brutally slaughtered in small, high fenced areas. They are often baited and drugged, targets of the unskilled. These lions endure several bullets ending in a slow and painful death. Leaked footage exposes the horrors, including terrified lions being shot out of trees or whilst hiding in warthog holes. This is the canned hunting industry.
More than 8,000 lions waiting to die in horrific death camps.
Captive breeding and canned hunting is for those who want a quick, guaranteed, and cheap kill. A fly-in fly-out arrangement. Yep, lazy "hunters" that want an animal to come to them. Cubs bred for this industry are rented to tourist attractions, then lion walking activities, and finally returned to cramped and filthy conditions waiting to be bought online - and shot.
Despite global outrage, the industry of breeding lions for 'fun' still thrives. Unfortunately wild lions are also targeted by lion farmers. Prides are killed and cubs are stolen, all to reinvigorated the breeding stock for this industry.
With lions critically endangered, it's time to stop killing for fun.
We are sick and tired of the hunting propoganda - hunters call themselves conservationists (remember we're the bunny huggers) but what type of person kills a tame lion?
Captive bred lions unfortunately have no conservation value. Being genetically impaired, they have no future. This is yet another reason to stop the incessant breeding.
About For the Love of Wildlife
For the Love of Wildlife was the driver behind the Australian ban on the importation of lion trophies and body parts in 2015. A global first, this saw France and the Netherlands follow, with the US also implementing stricter import measures.
Join us in saving lions. We cannot bear to witness the continued exploitation of the King, a symbol of courage, strength and wisdom. Our lions deserve to be revered and protected, not cruelly and inhumanely exploited for profit.
It's time to stop the brutal slaughter and close down this filthy industry for good.
What happens behind the fences.
WARNING: Graphic content.
How The Funds Will Be Used
We have created a focused and challenging international advertising campaign, which will be strategically placed to achieve maximum impact. Although at this stage we cannot reveal all of the details due to the impact we wish to have on the industry, we can let you know it will involve using billboards, supported by powerful social media campaigns.
We need to raise at least $5,000 to contribute to producing this campaign. This will be combined with the $13,000 that has already been raised but every dollar over and above this will result in more ads, more power, more results.
If you're sick of this barbaric industry as we are, then we ask your lion heart to show your support and contribute to the funds needed to launch this campaign. Every dollar helps.
If you want to make a significant contribution and require further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The trophy hunting industry is a powerful force with major financial backing and powerful allies. It will take ongoing, consistent campaigns to change the hunting landscape but we are here for the long haul.
For the Love of Wildlife is a grass roots organisation, small but effective, courageous in challenging the status quo...and it's time to step up our work.