Friday, 31 May 2019

NEWSLINK: Thousands of lions are being bred in brutal ‘farms’ to be shot by hunters are slaughtered for Chinese medicine

Thousands of lions are being raised in sickening breeding farms so they can be gunned down by wealthy trophy hunters.

Other big cats are being slaughtered just so their bones can be turned into ‘medicines’ after being sold to dealers in the Far East. 

Operation Simba discovered there are now an estimated 12,000 captive-bred lions in South Africa - outnumbering wild ones by almost four to one. 

The revelations come after a year-long investigation into the callous industry headed by former Tory peer Lord Ashcroft.

His probe discovered some of the lions are even being targeted inside fenced enclosures by wealthy trophy hunters.

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