Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:38 pm

"Several nations requested the up-listing of lions from CITES appendix II to CITES appendix I, which would kill the growing trade in lion bones and other parts.

Request denied, but no wild lion parts may be traded. Lion parts from captive-bred lions can be traded by South Africa, with that country required to set quotas and report to CITES each year.

In effect this decision entrenches and legitimises the lion breeding programmes in South Africa, and opens up possible channels for the laundering of wild lion parts. Trophy hunting of wild and captive-bred lions continues unaffected."


And who and how is this going to be controlled? 0*\

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:59 pm

[WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE] Lions poisoned, mutilated at Vaalwater park

Koketšo Motau | about an hour ago

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police are searching for a group of men in connection with lion poaching in Vaalwater.

It’s alleged they cut through the fence of the Kwaagadans Lion Enclosure on Thursday night and poisoned two lions.

Authorities found the mouth and paws of the lions.

Spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe said: “The suspects are still on the run and we call on all members of the community to contact the nearest police station and our investigation continues.”

Police have appealed to anyone with information to come forward.

Below: One of the lions found mutilated in Vaalwater, outside Lephalale. Picture: Koketso Motau/EWN

http://ewn.co.za/2017/08/11/warning-gra ... water-park

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:18 pm

:evil: :evil:

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:36 pm

This has nothing to do with bones for China...it is for muti, or traditional medicine. The 3rd world component isn't really improving its image through deeds like this, rather reinforcing stereotypes, IMO, which is rather sad... O**

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:37 pm

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Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:14 pm

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Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:38 pm

Limpopo lions being killed for muti that gives ‘power in business’
Chests were cut open and organs, such as the heart and adrenal glands were removed.
20 mins ago

Four lions were killed in Limpopo over the weekend, driving speculation that body parts of the big cats are being used to make muti that reportedly gives users greater power in business and over people, reports The Citizen.

Police in Limpopo reported yesterday that two lions were killed in the Kwaggadans lion enclosure in Vaalwater, near Lephalale, on Friday night. Another pair was killed near Bushfellows Game Lodge in the Marble Hall area on Saturday.

The game farm owner in Marble Hall was patrolling the area when he came across the two dead lions. Limpopo police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the lions’ heads and paws had been hacked off. The chests of both were cut open and organs were missing.

“No arrest has been made in the two incidents, but we have launched a manhunt for the suspects,” Ngoepe said yesterday. Police are also searching for the suspects who killed two lions in Vaalwater.

The suspects cut the Kwaggadans lion enclosure fence at night and poisoned two lions before fleeing. A prominent Limpopo traditional healer, who wished to remain anonymous, said certain parts of a lion are used as strong muti to cast a spell to protect people from rare ailments and to woo customers to a business.

“Other people use the muti to scare their enemies and protect themselves from attacks. In this regard, a traditional healer would use the heart or the adrenal glands,” said the healer.

Some other healers use the brains of lions to become strong, respected and feared within the community, he added.

– Caxton News Service

http://lowvelder.co.za/lnn/295916/limpo ... n-business

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:12 pm

0- 0- This explains a lot 0*\ 0*\

I thought that this kind of superstition had been almost eradicated :O^

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:11 pm

=O: =O: =O: Hey, Lis! it's not only China that can dream up superstitious claptrap!

Re: Lions and Other Endangered Animals Management and Poaching

Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Richprins wrote:=O: =O: =O: Hey, Lis! it's not only China that can dream up superstitious claptrap!
both need generations to eradicate those superstitious 0*\