Rescuing Lions — an Exclusive Interview with Captured in Africa

Captured in Africa (ethical Safaris; no bullets, just natural wildlife beauty on offer) and Captured in Africa Foundation – a recently launched foundation building on Drew Abrahamson’s commendable and renowned dedication to big cat relocation and long term welfare – truly worthy work by Drew and Paul (+ team) that deserves widespread attention and support.

Kate on Conservation

One of the things I love most about blogging is having the opportunity to talk to experts and professionals in conservation about the incredible and inspiring work they are doing.

I recently wrote a post titled Bred for the bullet, which delved into the dark and only recently publicly highlighted industry of trophy hunting, or ‘canned lion hunting’.

Cecil the LionThe now infamous Cecil the lion

As a brief catch-up, canned hunting refers to lions born and raised in captivity for the sole purpose of being shot for large sums of money. Prices for these canned hunts start at about $17,500 and go as high as $50,000, and the lions involved are always killed within an enclosed area, or whilst sedated, meaning the kill is guaranteed – the lions literally have no escape (see ‘canned’).

Over the last couple of years, I have joined campaigns and demonstrations against…

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