Wednesday, 12 October 2016

ARTICLE: No justice for Cecil: Lions STILL being killed and sold after famous cat's death

There had been hopes that the lions would be “uplisted” to Appendix I of CITES, particularly after the killing of Cecil by an American dentist last year had highlighted their vulnerability.

Instead, the summit kept the lions on Appendix II.

Although there was a proviso added that trade in their bones, claws, teeth and skull will be prohibited, this only covers wild lions and means body parts from animals killed in South Africa’s infamous “canned hunts” can still be sold on the open market.


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