Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda

Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda

Make NO Mistake – CACH Is Committed To The Lions

Cub Petting And Getting Animal Welfare Onto The Agenda – After a knee jerk reaction to the Captive Carnivore working group exploded on social media, Chris Mercer has written a thoughtful reply to the criticism. I urge you to read it and remain open minded. Think carefully about the South African Government who claims that – “compassion for animals is un-African.”
 
The response on social media to the inaugural meeting of our Captive Carnivore working group has been mostly condemnatory and often downright abusive. The main theme of the criticism is that cub petting and lion farming should be banned and anything less than that amounts to a betrayal of the lions.

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Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten

Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten 

The Cub Petting Industry
 
Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten – At the start of the year Chris Mercer of CACH – Campaign Against Canned Hunting – a devoted and long time advocate for lions, met with a number of people to see if inroads might be made in the lion breeding and cub petting industry, through regulations. Make no mistake, this is a very lucrative business – with a “victim” – the cub. The group was named – Captive Carnivores Working Group. Chris was soundly criticized for this initiative. It appears that we are living in an “all or nothing” world. Things have not changed at CACH – their wish is for an entire ban on cub petting and canned lion hunting. In rush to judgement, this point may have been missed. Keeping an open mind might be a good idea. Small steps towards a goal, even if not ideal, are better than no steps!
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Trading In Lion Bones For Money

Trading In Lion Bones For MONEY

Shame On All Those Involved

Trading In Lion Bones For MONEY – There is something macabre and evil about the thought of killing healthy, endangered or canned lions for their bones and then exporting them from South Africa – in part or as an entire skeleton to – China, Laos and Vietnam. There is money to be made so the consequences to the lion populations are irrelevant to those involved.

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A Year In Review At CACH

A Year In Review At CACH

2016 At CACH

A Year In Review At CACH – Chris Mercer – The year has been overshadowed by the unexpected illness and death of my partner Bev. The cancer struck in August last year but from the beginning of this year she was in and out of hospital. Her egregious suffering finally came to an end on 30th April. She was 68 years old.

BEV PERVAN

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We Must Protect The Wilderness

We Must Protect The Wilderness

We Must Protect The Wilderness – I recently posted a blog post calling for the doctrine of sustainable use to be abandoned and for Conservation to go back to its true meaning, namely, the rigid protection of wilderness.  See below: A cry for preservation.

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The Lions Are Crying

The Lions Are Crying

In Honour Of Bev Pervan

I never met Bev Pervan. We were on-line friends, as so many people are, who connect over the issues facing animals today. Bev’s unending passion for animals, and especially the lions of Africa was inspiring. Along with Chris Mercer, they represent what is the best in humanity. When I learned that she was ill last year I hoped for a full recovery. A path back to vibrant health, that would allow her to work alongside Chris, making the Karoo Wildlife Centre and CACH headquarters an incredible place to visit. It was not to be. She has left us. She is needed elsewhere. My heart is heavy. My prayers are with her family. This short offering is to honour Bev.

BEV PERVAN

The Lions Are Crying

The sun came up on this Klein Karoo morning
The wild still pulsing – but a woman is gone
It is not possible to lose the significance
Of a well-lived, kind and generous life
The lions know
And the lions are crying.

Bev 3

Her light has dimmed but still shines bright
Her voice is silent but has never been bolder
Her heart is quiet but the beat never stronger
Her spirit is gone but has never been more present
The lions know
And the lions are crying.

BEV 2

The sum total of a woman can never be determined
Her passion and commitment can not be measured
Her positive influence is not up for debate – it just is
Her contribution to animals is her beautiful legacy
The lions know
And the lions are crying.

BEV 1

There is a divide that we cross to the other side
Some approach it with regret and trepidation
Some cross over to a lonely, empty space
Bev Pervan marched across to a welcoming crowd
The lions know
The lions dried their eyes – they were there to greet her.

Bev 6

Rosemary Wright – April 30, 2016

Photos above – courtesy of Bev from Karoo Wildlife Centre.

Bev Pervan of CACH Report 2 From The Karoo Wildlife Centre

Bev Pervan of CACH Report 2 From The Karoo Wildlife Centre

Bev Pervan of CACH Report 2 From The Karoo Wildlife Centre – Hi Rosemary – well here is my newest update for you from Karoo.

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