The lion population in Africa is being reduced fast. 50 years ago there were 450,000 lions. Today as little as 20,000 remain. Less than half of that number lives in South Africa. Lion Trophy hunting is at an all time high. The Lion Trophy Hunting industry, including Canned Hunting (where lions are bred to be shot in cages) is much to blame for this shocking decrease of the African Lion population.
The government refuses to stop the issue of Lion Hunting permits or to at least limit the number of permits even though lions are fast becoming an endangered species.
By presenting this petition to the South African government we are hoping to at least limit if not altogether stop the issue of Lion Trophy Hunting permits and to make Canned Lion Hunting illegal.
By presenting this petition to the IUCN we are hoping to get the African Lion on the Endangered Species List thus making trophy hunting of these majestic animals illegal.
Please sign this petition! Get everyone you know to sign it as well! Imagine a world without a single lion. We cannot allow this to happen!
As always, we know that many people are afraid to open unknown media links contained within an email. If you do not trust the video link, please follow the Facebook link to our Stop Lion Hunting page where you will find a safe link to YouTube.
We really appreciate your support and will send you an update as soon as our petition reaches 50% of our target (10,000 signatures).