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https://www.facebook.com/volunteersbeware/posts/633119356735564?comment_id=6079262&offset=0&total_comments=13

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Global-March-for-Lions/224817361029223

Hey guys.

The above two facebook pages are concerning the decemation of the lion populations on the African Continent, and the dirty Canned Hunting trade that is thriving under the banner of conservation. In March there will be a global march for the Lions of Africa to bring the worlds focus to the huge issues facing these animals under pressure. The one page also helps to inform volunteer in Africa of places that are involved in the Canned hunting trade, and how to avoid these private establishments, and sue the agencies that send them there under false pretense. This is a fight that needs to happen sooner rather than later, as there are only 102 wild lions left in Namibias protected areas, who fall to being baited to get them off the reserves and into the sites of Trophy hunters, by hanging meat from a tree just outside the reserve borders. These are pride males that are mostly fallying victim while patrolling their pride grounds against intruders, and most have radio collars, but this does not deter these people.

The canned hunting industry is one of the most despicable industries one can imagine, As these animals are raised to never be rehabilitated into their natural habitat, and bred soley for Trophy hunters with $10 000 or more for an easy lion trophy. This is not conservation, but a slaughter of that which is the essence of the African continent. One of the few good things left on a continent bent on self destruction.

Due to work obligations, I am not able to host a march in Brisbane, and hope there is someone in this forum who may be albe to pull together a Brisbane contingent. I will help spread the word and try my best to get time off to be able to just show my face, but its for a cause that should be given as much support as possible to save the lions from false conservation efforts. Things do not need to have a monetary value to be allowed to thrive and exist, Africa is their continent, they have a right to live and thrive on it with being subjected to the cruel indignity of Canned hunting.

Thank you for your time.

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I will be marching in Durban. Hope you get Brisbane support for this. It really does have to be stopped x

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@Jamie - thank you. Hope I can help not only the lions, but the volunteers that go to countries like South Africa with big dreams, and are shattered when they realise they have been duped into supporting an industry they abhore. These volunteers get charged R5500 per week to volunteer at these places and are placed there by companies that are so called specialists in conservation placements, and get a big commission to place these unsuspecting volunteers at these dodgey places. The Volunteers in Africa Beware facebook page list the places that support canned hunting and also the ones that are focused on actual conservation, like projects run by zoologist Kevin Richardson. We want to inform and also use these sites to expose the different Lion projects for what they really are, with the help of the many volunteers who post their experiences and observations on the Facebook page, giving the administrators an opporunity to investigate any claims that have been made, and deny or confirm the association with the Canned hunting industry. Please don't hesitate to refer volunteer to the Facebook page so they can make informed choices. Just because we don't live in South Africa, doesn't mean we don't care about what happens to the vunerable people and animals in the country.....

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Will there ever be a global march for the extermination of the white minority in South Africa ? People are SO concerned about rhinos and lions, while humans are being slaughtered en masse with nobody blinking an eye.

Sorry to jump in with cynicism here, it's just such a shame that humans are obviously rated less than humans, even in man's own eyes.

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@Alida and Jamie - Its called Red October, but everyone bitches and moans about it, instead of going and showing support. It happens world wide and it happens regularly to bring focus on the plight of White South Africans. We however are also able to flee the country with some help and establish ourselves elsewhere. The Lions unfortunatel don't have that luxury available to them or a voice of their own to speak out against the cruelty laid upon them by us, mostly White South Africans with an uncanny ability to go about and enrich ourselves at the expense of animals, and at the same time scream bloody murder because we are targeted. I dispise what is happeing to the White People of South Africa, but can't stand those Whites who commit these vile acts against helpless animals, and then become holier than though. People defend them and there practices as economicly sound, but its not, its distructive and vile. When has South African Whites moral compass become so scewed that we would push aside a species under even greater threat than us, by us.

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http://lionexploitation.wordpress.com/real-life-experiences/kirstens-blog/

Here is but one story from a Australian born volunteer of their experience of volunteering on a game project. Read it and tell me if we can truly be proud of ourselves for allowing this to continue while we wallow in selfpity for our unfortunate situation. Anyone who thinks this is okay, must just please stay on the African Continent, it is the best place for those type of people.

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I have been involved with transcribing interviews with such volunteers so have a little insight into all of this. What goes on is too awful for words. It is such a disgrace that innocent and passionate volunteers are duped in this way. The industry is sickening. Anything that can be done to raise awareness is a positive step in the right direction. Our wildlife is a unique treasure and contributes to making Africa what it is. Maybe as a (global!) nation if we can begin somewhere to make a stand and eliminate canned hunting, it will be the beginning of a shift which will have positive ripple effects to other areas. We have a lot of healing to do in this land and we need to start somewhere! Whether it's our animals or people, we need to honour and respect all life.

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Just giving an update on the Global March for Lions. It is now taking place in 55 locations world wide, and Brisbane and most South African and Australian cities are hosting a march. Brisbane is also having a march on the 15th of March from the Big Wheel in Brisbane. Details of all marches are available on Facebook on the global march for lions Facebook page, just ask is there is a march near you, and lets all roar to help stop this horrible trade...

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Just got some awesome news :) It seems that channel 7 will be covering the Sydney march for Lions on Saturday. Fantastic exposure for a good cause and now 62 cities onboard world wide and hopefully a few more will join before Saturday!!!!

FANTASTIC!!!!!

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