Bred for the Bullet
Lions served on a silver platter to their killers.
The most extreme and particularly shameful form of trophy hunting is “canned hunting.” With canned hunting, captive bred animals are confined in a fenced area with no chance of escape. They are often baited with food out in the open or even sedated with drugs, all to guarantee a kill for the merciless hunter. It’s a gruesome end for this majestic species.
Cubs are taken from their mothers within hours of birth. When they become of age they then spend the rest of their life in caged compounds waiting to be released in a larger compound for the so-called ‘canned’ hunt.
Canned lion ‘hunting’ is nothing less than a bargain basement opportunity for foreign hunters to engage in one of South Africa’s most sordid practices. Hunting of captive bred lions dependent on human fingerprints from cub to trophy is immoral, unethical and against all animal welfare concerns.