Mohan and Wildlife S.O.S.

Mohan and Wildlife S.O.S.

Elephants Make The World A Better Place

Mohan and Wildlife S.O.S. – Elephants make the world a better place. Sadly most people don’t know this and these gentle, perceptive and self-aware creatures suffer greatly because of human kind. Like many people around the world I watched the story of Mohan and the work of Wildlife S.O.S. to secure his freedom.

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Why Animal Brutality Persists

Why Animal Brutality Persists

Don’t Show Me – Don’t Tell Me – I Don’t Want To Know

Why Animal Brutality Persists – This weekend I attended a screening of the brilliant documentary by Liz Marshall – The Ghosts In Our Machine – featuring the haunting photographs of Jo-Anne McArthur. I also watched Earthlings again as a reminder of why I’m involved in animal activism.

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The Murder of Lions In South Africa

The Murder of Lions in South Africa

 800 Lion Bone Skeletons A Year From South Africa – Who Cares?
 
The Murder of Lions in South Africa – Social media has been buzzing with anger at this incomprehensible decision by South African Department of the Environment to promote the canned lion hunting industry, regardless of the environmental cost.
 
As the EIA points out in a splendid paper on this issue, it will adversely impact not only wild lions but also the few remaining wild tigers.
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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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