Major SA hotel group continues to promote lion walks

Human-wildlife interactions with iconic big cats including lions, cheetahs and their cubs are being promoted via the Ranch Protea Hotel in Limpopo, owned by Marriott International, despite statements distancing themselves from such activities. The hotel groups’ involvement in the wild animal interaction industry came to light in a recent newsletter from Thompson’s Holidays. In the... Continue Reading →

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund Burke

Pressure mounting to ban wild animal interactions in SA

The walls are closing in on animal interaction operators in South Africa as international tourism role-players distance themselves from unethical wildlife experiences. International travellers are looking for ethical, responsible experiences and circuses and petting zoos where animals are kept solely for human entertainment are no longer generally accepted. Responding to the changing sentiments of tourists,... Continue Reading →

SA’s captive bred lions, forever enchained

South Africa has had over two decades to stem the controversial issue of canned lion hunting but, instead, the industry has thrived. This was until the controversial documentary Blood Lions put the issue back into the spotlight - setting in motion a few small victories in SA. It’s been almost 20 years since the highly... Continue Reading →

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