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Finally, the 50/50 TV expose of canned lion hunting has been posted to You Tube 
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Degrading and cruel but if it helps cats then .....
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Walter Palmer the lion killer dentist from Minnesota, in candid photos and detail
First images emerge of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer who has been in hiding since he killed beloved Zimbabwe lion Cecil on a hunt in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park
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Voted and shared - thanks for posting this as I was worried that the media had dropped the story.
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We the people of every land and representing every walk of life, hereby condemn the reckless actions taken by Walter Palmer during a guided hunt in Zimbabwe against an innocent lion by the name of Cecil. Cecil was lured out of protected wildlife reserve territory and shot with an arrow. He was then tracked down after forty hours...
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Bad news week for hunting thugs. Blood Lions and Cecil shooting this toxic industry in the foot. 
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Apparently Cecils' head has been found in Zimbabwe.
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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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We are pleased to announce that there will be two additional screenings of the Blood Lions Documentary in Cape Town, on the 28th August and the 1st September at 18:00 at the Labia theatre.

Tickets are selling fast and we need your help to make these shows sell out! 

Please spread the news to your friends and family, you can share our post on Facebook or direct them to the Webtickets page online.

For the screening on the 28th August: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1457730992

For the screening on the 1st August: http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1457782924
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Richard Kuklinski must be related.. 
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South Africa is far worse than Greece on the dependency scale. Intelligent investors will know how to protect themselves.
 
One should read this carefully. It's not just about Greece, rather it's an intelligent way of looking at dependency versus productivity and correlating that to the country's economic trajectory.   The takeaway is that when too many voters are dependent, they vote to maintain their dependency, which ends up destroying everyone's economic well being.  Put another way, in a democracy there is a tipping point from which there is no recovery possible. 

https://mises.org/library/greece-reliance-public-funds-central-problem
Greece is a hot topic at the moment, mostly with the continued negotiations over bailouts from the European Union and, through institutions like the IMF, the world at large. Much of the discussion paints the image that Greece is only a debt-restructuring away from a stable economic situation.
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Zero Hedge comments on the Cecil Zim lion fiasco.
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His career, his life in fact, is over already.
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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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Director and Founder of registered non-profit 'Campaign Against Canned Hunting'.
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Animal advocacy, wildlife, conservation
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    Director, 2006 - present
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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.
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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.
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Awarded Marchig Trust International award for animal welfare in 2006.
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  • LLB Lond Hons
    Law, 1965 - 1968
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