• by: Nancy Fay-Muzar
  • recipient: Deon Swart, the CEO of South Africa's Protection Agency

LIONS and other animals were found in diseased and over-crowded conditions in South Africa. Used for the bone trade, they are severely neglected - starved, diseased, and some near-death. Because they are slaughtered and used for their bones, there is severe disregard for them.

ALTHOUGH South Africa's Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962 states that "no animal suffers from undue" hunger, thirst, discomfort, disease, or pain. Audrey Delsink, wildlife director of Humane Society International-Africa, states the word "undue" is an "escape route" for breeders who determine themselves what "undue suffering" means.

Please sign this petition to Deon Swart, the CEO of South Africa's Protection Agency to change "undue" to very specific language that spells out what undue suffering means: lack of food and clean water, overcrowding, lack of medical care, unsafe and unsanitary conditions.

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