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Trophy hunting has no place in South Africa’s new deal for wildlife

South Africa was a role model for wildlife conservation and eco-tourism. But over the last decade, the country has come under the harsh international spotlight because of its inhumane captive lion breeding industry.

Trophy hunting has no place in South Africa’s new deal for wildlife
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Written by Edith Kabesiime, Wildlife Campaign Manager.

For many years, South Africa was a role model for wildlife conservation and eco-tourism. But over the last decade, the country has come under the harsh international spotlight because of its inhumane captive lion breeding industry, where lions are bred and raised in captivity for commercial purposes, including canned trophy hunting, cub petting, walking with lion experiences, and trade in lion bones for traditional medicine.

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