If there’s one thing I absolutely won’t tolerate it’s animal cruelty. Especially hunting, using the life of an animal for sport is beyond wrong and makes me so freakin’ angry!
The most recent culprit (‘cos let’s face it, this stuff is hardly rare at this point!) is a so-called “farm” in South Africa. The farm breeds lions to be killed as trophy prizes for rich hunters, who presumably have more cash than soul at this point and subsequently feel the need to destroy the life of an innocent creature. But anyway…
The report that discovered this horrific farm also found that lions were being sold to buyers in the far East, who use them for ‘medicines’.
The Daily Mail reported that the report is a result of a year-long investigation by Lord Ashcroft. The recently released study revealed that hunters will pay up to £42,000 (approx. $55,000) to kill a lion. Seriously. People starve in this world while others can burn cash trying to murder a beautiful animal.
The study went on to reveal that in just two days the “farm” had killed and “ground down” fifty lions for “medicine”. I’m sorry, but what kind of medicine requires lion bones? Not one I want to take, that’s for sure!
Not only were these poor creatures fated to a horrible death but they were also treated terribly in life. The report details the unacceptable conditions in the “farm”, where the lions would wait for their death.
According to sources the report includes heartbreaking footage of the lions being shot at by tourists with tranquilizer darts in an illegal hunt. It’s absolutely disgraceful that such things happen in this day and age.
(Image Credit: Instagram, kellymortonhunting)
Clearly, this kind of thing happens all over the world…
Lord Ashcroft had this to say about his study:
“My year-long probe lifts the lid on barbaric and illegal practices at the heart of South Africa’s deeply shameful lion trade.