Minister draws a lion in the sand: captive breeding in SA is set ...

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Minister draws a lion in the sand: captive breeding in SA is set to end

Acting on a wide-reaching report, Barbara Creecy concedes that canned hunting doesn’t contribute to conservation

Senior reporter

SA’s controversial lion breeding industry may soon be history.

On Sunday, forestry, fisheries and environment minister Barbara Creecy released a long-awaited high-level panel report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros.

The report, which comes after two years of investigations and deliberations on SA’s wildlife industry, noted that captive lion breeding did not contribute to conservation and damaged SA’s reputation abroad...

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