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Chris Mercer (cannedlion)
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Australians we need you to email your Senator now
Tomorrow some hunting Senators will try to overturn the hard-won ban on the import of lion trophies.
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CACH May Newsletter. Topics included: Kevin Richardson (Lion Whisperer); Karoo Wildlife Centre; World Tourism awards etc
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Chris Herbst Climbing Kilimanjaro again to fund raise for CACH's new Karoo Wildlife Centre
You are invited to join him.  Gr8 climb for a gr8 cause.
Kilimanjaro fundraiser climb 20 March, 2015 From Chris Herbst I hope you are all well, I am sure you are all aware by now about the announcement made by CACH, that they will soon be opening the CACH...
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This is what they call conservation in South Africa
It is easy not to see the barbaric cruelty if you conveniently wear a blindfold, called 'Sustainable Use', provided by the hunting industry.
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This isn't "hunting". It's pure evil.
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Understanding lions and their fight for survival. Kevin will explain. Protecting Lions - Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary | Sponsored by Fi...: https://youtu.be/EzT2sO4C360
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* Australia gives canned hunting a black eye*
Update by Campaign Against Canned Hunting.
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How amazing and I too could watch for houra!
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Did you read the propaganda piece in the Sunday Times claiming that canned hunting is banned?
This is rubbish; Molewa is just playing with definitions. 
Let me clarify:

Is canned lion hunting legal in SA?

Yes!  Most emphatically Yes!   

Do not believe the misleading and mischievous statements by pro-hunting orgs that canned hunting is illegal. They are adopting a strained and artificial definition that tries to shoe-horn the definition in to permit conditions, namely:

Canned hunting is thus ultimately when a lion is:

1.       drugged, or

2.      hunted in a small holding camp or

3.       hunted while adjacent to other lions in captivity.  

Permits cannot be issued for lion hunts contravening the above regulations. If these regulations are not adhered to, it becomes a canned hunt. 
Legal lion hunting is when the regulations are adhered to and a permit is obtained.(sic!)

Surely anyone can see how wrong this definition is.

Let's assume that the ‘hunt’ takes place in North West Province where a tame, hand reared lion is put into a large camp and killed (slowly) by a volley of arrows. On any sensible definition that would be a canned hunt because there is no element of fair chase, and the animal is constrained not only by fencing but also by habituation.

However, on the narrow definition adopted by the hunting fraternity, that hunt would not be considered 'canned' so long as it was 'legal' ie the permit conditions were followed. 

      The cause of the confusion is that there is no legal definition of canned hunting.  The phrase is not even mentioned in the TOPS regulations.

With no legal definition, anyone can claim that canned hunting is banned or permitted, whichever suits his purpose. 
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I agree. It's a legality with too many loopholes which gives mercenaries all the weapons and all the rights and needs to be strengthened to protect lions in captivity.
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CACH crowd funding for their new Karoo Wildlife Centre
So interesting to see who gives.  Why is it that the people who can least afford it give the most? So touching!
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In memory of Thor. A magnificent lion and always in Kevin's heart. <3
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What a sad ending to such a magnificent creature.
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Brilliant 12-min video explaining the Eurozone debt crisis
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How did the European Debt Crisis begin? This video explains how countries in the Eurozone built up such troublesome debt.
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Typical hunting propaganda; full of emotional rhetoric and overstatements. Not worth the time spent watching.
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Then why were you watching it
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Director and Founder of registered non-profit 'Campaign Against Canned Hunting'.
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Animal advocacy, wildlife, conservation
Employment
  • Registered non profit
    Director, 2006 - present
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Currently
Wilderness, South Africa
Previously
Harare - London
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www.cannedlion.org/ Campaigning for ten years to end canned hunting in South Africa. Author of books on wildlife, Kalahari Dream www.kalahari-dream.com/ and For the Love of Wildlife.
Introduction
Bev and I founded and ran the Kalahari Wildlife Raptor and Predator Rehab centre for seven years, and that is the story told in the book Kalahari Dream
For the last ten years Chris has been campaigning to end canned lion hunting in SA - website here.
Bragging rights
Awarded Marchig Trust International award for animal welfare in 2006.
Education
  • LLB Lond Hons
    Law, 1965 - 1968
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