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A class-action lawsuit by private rhino owners could be on the cards after a high-level panel recommended phasing out intensive management and rhino captive breeding operations.

2021-05-09 10:40:00 PM

A class-action lawsuit by private rhino owners could be on the cards after a high-level panel recommended phasing out intensive management and rhino captive breeding operations.

A class-action lawsuit by private rhino owners could be on the cards after a high-level panel recommended phasing out intensive management and rhino captive breeding operations.

poses to stimulating poaching and the illegal trade. ’T Sas-Rolfes was one of the few panel members who approved phasing out lion captive lion breeding but argued for the lion bone trade to be retained. “I do think this is a huge problem, it’s a welfare problem, it’s an image problem for South Africa, and we do want to move away from it, but the question is how. We need to be smart about how we do this and not create an even bigger mess.”

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Paul Funston, of Panthera’s lion programme, said the organisation was pleased the panel said captive lion breeding does not contribute to the conservation of wild lions, that legal trade in lion body parts risks stimulating demand and illegal trade and poses risks to wild lion in South Africa and in other countries where poaching is on the rise. 

‘T Sas-Rolfes said: “I’m personally not convinced the lion bone trade is threatening wild lions. And I’m concerned that cutting off the last legal supply of cheap big cat body parts worldwide could create more problems itself and could drive the trade underground.” headtopics.com

Wildlife rehabilitation expert Karen Trendler welcomed the report’s recommendations. “There are short-term challenges from a welfare point of view, but the bigger picture of winding up an industry that has so many welfare implications is better.” 

A lion attempts to jump the fence of its enclosure, at a lion breeding farm near Tosca, in the North West Province. (Photo by Naashon Zalk/Bloomberg via Getty Images)Chris Mercer, the director of theCampaign Against Canned Hunting, said the commercial captive lion breeding industry could take years to be phased out. “The champagne shouldn’t be opened just yet … The root of the problem is the demand from trophy hunters for living targets and, from Asians, for lion bone products. So long as the demand exists, soldiers of fortune will spring from the soil to find a way to supply it.”

The report said there was a need for South Africa to be repositioned and promoted as a destination of choice for “legal, regulated and responsible hunting”. A specific goal was to “leverage” the added value-benefit of hunting leopard”. ‘Sold out for the slaughter’

Bool Smuts, the director of theLandmark Foundation, said leopards have been sold out for the slaughter.“When you read the report in its entirety, much has been made and ululating about the canned lion hunting decision, which is 20 years overdue, and I think it was a Machiavellian strategy … it’s distracted everybody. The big issues here are the ongoing, persistent and rabid commodification of wildlife — and the leopard specifically has been put on the altar in this decision.” headtopics.com

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The panel was stacked with people from the hunting industry and a few conservationists were “known to be consumptive use participants … You’re going to get that outcome and that’s exactly what we got.” He said, at worst South Africa had 3 500 leopards and, at best, between 5 000 and 6 000. 

“Now to put that [hunting decision] out because that constituency has sat on the panel and wants to make the $30 000 to $40 000 per hunt, they’re selling them out to it.”This, he said, didn’t deal with the problem with leopards, which are unique. “They are a free ranging, nonconfined species under threat. The bit of information we know is that they’re in trouble and here we go and make a decision to sell them to the highest bidder.”

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