Unpacking the impact the lion trade has on South Africa’s tourism industry and what we as citizens can do to protect our wildlife.

via Lion Trade Threatens South African Tourism Industry — Tourism Tattler

Africa’s frank natural beauty has begun like an enchantment. Mikumi National Park is still a kilometre away but we have seen tens of antelopes and a gently beautiful Masai giraffe on the way already! With my cousin who has been gracious to bring me to Africa saying, “You deserve a break,” there are two Polish […]

via My Return to Africa – Part 3: Mikumi National Park, Tanzania — Silkworm Slumbers

Edmonton Area Couple Chastised for Lion Kill

An Edmonton-area couple, Carolyn & Darren Carter, drew heavy criticism for a recent photo that shows them kissing behind a beautiful, large, dead male lion that they had apparently shot. The couple had ben on a recent trophy-hunting safari in Africa, and they apparently make their living as taxidermists.
There seems to be quite a few people who think killing for fun is a good thing to do, and most like to brag about in their selfie photos.
It is estimated that only about 20,000 lions remain in the wild n Africa, only 6000 of these are males — leaving a small gene pool to populate future generations.
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