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.
Is Compromise For A Future Greater Good Now Verboten
Animal Advocates Are Never Alone
Our Numbers Are Growing
Animal Advocates Are Never Alone – It may feel that way some days and it’s easy to become discouraged and to feel that our voices are lost in the wilderness. But the end game remains the same. We must be the voices for those who cannot speak. Dan Richardson, a dediated animal activist, has shared his deeply personal thoughts about animal advocacy very eloquently. He encourages animal advocates to remember that there is always light. As Leonard Cohen observed so beautifully, “There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in”. Thank you, Dan.Read More»
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.Read More»
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.Read More»
Youth For Lions
Photo Credit: Blood Lions
Blood Lions™ is an award-winning South African documentary which sheds light on the South African predator breeding, canned hunting and lion bone trade industries. Following on from the success of the film Blood Lions™ in association with the Marching Animal Welfare trust, Wildlands Conservation Trust and Regulus Vision launched a new youth forced element to their campaign called YouthForLions 1st September 2016.
YouthForLions is a global movement aimed at informing and engaging the worlds youth around the realities of volunteering, cub petting, walking with lions and other forms of animal interaction, and their contribution to canned hunting. Our focus is creating awareness through school and university screenings.
For more information, please visit our site: http://www.bloodlions.org/youth-for-lions/
Beth has written a blog about her time volunteering on a lion farm http://claws-out.com/
Born to Live Wild campaign
YouthForLions invite all tourism operators to join them in committing to take the pledge to end the breeding, canned hunting and commercial exploitation of lions.
Access more information at
How to get involved
Here are a few #GetInvolved actions points to get you started:
- Join our various social media pages:
- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/YouthForLions/
- Twitter https://twitter.com/YouthForLions
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/youthforlions/
- Download the YouthForLions toolkit to help get the message out and get you friends and family involved too.
PowerPoint presentation – to share with friends, family and fellow students. This link leads you to a PDF of the presentation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the power point with support notes.
- Visit our website to see how you can help with hosting a screening, a presentation and more: http://www.bloodlions.org/youth-for-lions/
- Join our YouthForLions pledge: Sign our PLEDGE and SAY NO to animal interaction and facilities involved in the captive breeding and canned hunting industry. Download the YouthForLions Pledge and e-mail us your commitment to South Africa’s lions at: email@example.com.
- Access YouthForLions YouTube channel with short clips on the different aspects of the campaign that you may use to create awareness about canned hunting.
Get Involved And Make A Difference – You Meet Great People In Animal Activism
My Path To Animal Activism
Was Blind – But Now I See
My Path To Animal Activism – I became consciously aware of the extent of global animal cruelty and serious environmental issues in 2006. In the intervening years what I have learned has changed me and altered the path of my life. I am a different woman today because I listened to the calling of my heart.Read More»