COVID-19: Health risks and wildlife markets – the need for a permanent global ban on wildlife markets and a highly precautionary approach to wildlife trade.
Dear President Ramaphosa and Honourable Ministers, On behalf of the “Coalition to Stop the Captive Breeding and Keeping of Lions and Other Big Cats for Commercial Purposes”, we would like to state our formal support echoing that of The National Department of Tourism (NDT) for the Southern African Tourism Services Association (SATSA) guidelines and tool on captive wildlife interactions, as wellContinue reading “Open Letter to President Ramaphosa in support of the SATSA captive wildlife interaction guidelines”
Dear Mr Des Parker and Mr Mike Fynn, We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve on their brave and bold move to stop offering cub petting with immediate effect. Our Lion Coalition “to Stop Captive Breeding and Keeping of Lions and Other Big Cats for Commercial Purposes”, an allianceContinue reading “Open Letter to Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve”
The Coalition Against the Breeding and Keeping of Lions and other Big Cats for Commercial Purposes noted with shock the uncovering of an illegal Vietnamese lion and tiger bone syndicate operating in the North West Province. A joint Task Force saw the arrest of eight people and a ninth suspect handed himself over to police afterContinue reading “Open Letter to Honourable Minister TM Masutha – Department of Justice & Correctional Services”