Canned hunting: A real massacre

Hunts on the African continent, and especially those of protected species, have no place. The methods of trophy hunting - or canned hunting - for lions are cruel. And, again, in France, it has been talking for a few days. It is thanks to the photos published on the social networks and dating from 2015 that a couple of managers of a store Super U was pinned for this barbaric but legal leisure.

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Hunts on the African continent, and especially those of protected species, have no place. The methods of trophy hunting - or canned hunting - for lions are cruel. And, again, in France, it has been talking for a few days. It is thanks to the photos published on the social networks and dating from 2015 that a couple of managers of a store Super U was pinned for this barbaric but legal leisure.

On the photographies, which circulate in loop on social networks, we see the couple, accompanied by their son, pose proudly above or beside the corpse of a hippopotamus, a leopard, an alligator, several lions, a buffalo, an ostrich, a zebra ... In total, it is before fifteen corpses that the happy family poses! However, since these 2015 photos, how many animals have been killed in the meantime?

Indignant by such behavior, not coming from a simple employee but from store managers and, thus, supposed to represent the image of the sign, we immediately asked on the social networks what these people give. their resignation on the spot! A little later in the day, U - Les Commeçants announced, via a statement on social networks, that the couple had just left the sign with immediate effect and renounced the management of their store. A victory, which has only a small taste...

 

If this family was easily pinned via social networks, they represent nothing of the canned hunting quota that takes place on the continent every year. It's just a drop in the ocean. And the real problem is not here, where people with financial means beyond the means of many are allowed to slaughter protected species and doomed to disappear, but in Africa.

In South Africa, according to Four Paws and the Foundation's 30 millions d'amis, there are about 160 breeding farms where (about) live about 800 lions before being slaughtered. In order to slaughter a white male and adult lion, the prize will be around $ 22,000. For females, prices will be around $ 5,000. These are just basic rates, when we know that Cecil the lion was killed for $ 50,000. Once a lion bought for a hunter, the lion is no longer fed for nearly 24 hours and drugged. Accustomed to a pen, in contact with men, the animal is not suspicious and the slaughter could be done quickly. But it is not so. For $ 20,000, hunters want the show, have fun ... The lion is shot after long minutes, see long hours of hunting and several balls received.

Chapter Animals takes this opportunity to remember his fight in poaching! We call on the African government to close livestock farms, ban the export of trophies and stop the hunting of CITES Category 1 species. We also take this opportunity to recall that many sanctuaries are home to lions saved from these horrible hunts. Chapter Animals hopes to have the necessary funding very soon to open its first sanctuary and host our first big cats.