WATCH: Five lies you need to stop believing about the lion cub petting industry
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2015/07/20 12:43:10 PM
A lion gets bred to be killed and made a trophy of. A cow gets bred to be killed and eaten. Can somebody explain to me why people in general seem to have a problem with the first yet not with the second scenario?
Eben Van Derr Merwe
2015/07/20 01:04:40 PM
don't ask stupid questions or make senseless statements if, when you take time and think about this one, you will actually know the answer!.
2015/07/20 01:30:36 PM
Claus, I think trophy killing is terrible. Killing for food is okay (I'm not a vegetarian). Trophy killing is just bullying.
2015/07/20 01:35:57 PM
Eben, which of my statements was senseless? I don't see the difference between the two scenarios. An animal is bred for the sole purpose of it being killed. My question is asking for clarification, and your answer doesn't provide any. That makes the answer stupid, not the question.
2015/07/20 01:48:55 PM
2015/07/20 02:23:02 PM
Lyndah, unlike you I'm a vegetarian. In my opinion killing for food is not ok since we have sufficient other, vegetarian sources of food. How is trophy killing terrible, yet killing for food is ok? Or is this simply a matter of holier-than-thou people telling lion breeders killing is not ok, yet when they do it themselves it is ok because they do it to eat?
Tracy Truthis Tway
2015/07/21 10:08:50 AM
Any killing is despicable, however if we are going to compare trophy hunting with meat farming the difference is clear. The reason for killing is what makes one okay and the other disgusting.
2015/07/20 01:43:43 PM
Thank you! It's time for this industry to be canned, so to speak.
2015/07/20 02:14:38 PM
This person is what is wrong with humans. I wish we could quarantine this person who wrote this. I WANT TO PET A LION PUPPY.. STOP TAKING RIGHTS AWAY FROM US!
2015/07/20 02:52:40 PM
Ouch Renier! what about the rights of the lion cub. sbtw....a baby lion is called a cub, not a puppy. What about the rights of ALL animals.
Tim van Heerden
2015/07/20 03:56:03 PM
Lie#1 Agree. Lie#2 Lionesses do kill their cubs sometimes and these balance of the litter will be removed. Lie#3 Agree, but that is what sanctuaries want you to believe. Like the Anti's, they play on your emotions in order to relinquish you from your hard earned money. Lie#4 Disagree. Captive bred lion hunting takes a hell of a lot of legal hunting pressure off wild lions. we have to conserve our wild lion populations throughout Africa. Lie#5 Agree, playing and posing with (tame) wild animals creates the misconception that all wild animals can be tamed. Nat Geo is feeding this BS. Keep wild animals in proper zoo's, behind proper fences. Canned hunting is illegal in South Africa. Captive bred lion hunting is legal under strict protocol and regulations. Hunting pays for long-term, sustainable conservation. Trophy hunting is a mayor contributor to GDP. The uninformed thinks that if an animal is trophy hunted, the meat goes to waist - BIG LIE - everything is utilised, especially the meat. If wildlife pays, it will stay! Long live the game!
2015/07/20 05:20:48 PM
I find many of the statements made by Carla Lweis-Balden to be nonsensical and nonsense. For example I would like to know how petting a lion cub, children playing and posing with lion cubs leads to canned hunting. Then there is her Lie number 4 the authenticity of which I question. I base this view on Lie #4 on the fact that all over the world there are sanctuaries dedicated to trying to save endangered species from extinction. An example is the Panda bears in China. I view Carla Lewis-Balden to be an obsessed bunny hugger.
2015/07/23 04:38:48 PM
You need to educate yourself about canned hunting. Did you not understand what you read? When you participate in the act of petting or feeding a baby lion cub you perpetuate the cycle of this industry that mass produces baby lions for humans to fondle. These cubs don't stay small forever there is no habitat to release them to so the rich often times unexperienced hunter will pay a handsome price to slaughter a lion. To stuff and place in their living room. This same lion who grew up for most of his life being petted by humans now finds himself in an enclosure being massacred by that human who used to shower him with affection. You need to see the trailer of blood lions & also need to see the report by 60 minutes or google Kevin Richardson who saved his lions from this fate. If you still thing there are lies in this article then you are definitely naïve!!!
2015/07/29 01:38:43 PM
That's why its a lie you need to STOP believing! This kind of article is found world wide by people who studied in this field so please stop acting like you know more than they do because you don't! Are you an animal expert? No. So please stop acting like you are.
2015/07/29 01:43:41 PM
Thank you for this article! I see some of the lies are in fact straight out of the comment section from previous articles on this topic. People believe these lies because they are trying to justify taking part in this very thing. That's all. Offense is a sign of guilt.
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