More than 6,000 South Africa lion skeletons exported to Southeast Asia

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Lions stand by a large ruler during photo-call for the annual weigh-in at London Zoo. File picture: REUTERS/NEIL HALL

businesslive.co.za_Lions stand by a large ruler during photo-call for the annual weigh-in at London Zoo. File picture: REUTERS/NEIL HALL

More than 6‚000 lion skeletons have been exported from SA to Southeast Asia in the last decade. The bones come mainly from lions killed in canned hunting — animals bred in captivity and shot by paying hunters — according to research led by a University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academic.

More than half the lion skeletons‚ skulls‚ claws and teeth exported by SA go to Laos‚ with the rest going to Vietnam and Thailand‚ says Vivienne Williams of Wits.

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