Stop Canned Lion Hunting (Petitions)

The white lion is a very rare color to be found in lions. They are not albinos but rather it is a color mutation that has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. Also because of the rarity and uniqueness of the white lion it has become a popular animal at canned hunting reserves in South Africa. Here it is bred and used exclusively as a trophy animal for wealthy people to shoot at and kill. This is an abomination of the life of a beautiful animal that must be stopped immediately. Please take a minute to sign the petition below.

The white lion is occasionally found in wildlife reserves in South Africa and is a rare colour mutation of the Kruger subspecies of lion (Panthera leo krugeri). It has been perpetuated by selective breeding in zoos around the world. White lions are not yet a separate subspecies and they have been said to be indigenous to the Timbavati region of South Africa for centuries, although the earliest recorded sighting in this region was 1938.

Regarded as divine by locals, white lions first came to public attention in the 1970s in Chris McBride's book The White Lions of Timbavati. Up until 2009, when the first pride of white lions was reintroduced to the wild, it was widely believed that the white lion could not survive in the wild. It is for this reason that, now, a large part of the population of white lions are in zoos. Another large part, however, are bred in camps, for canned hunting trophies.

White lions are not albinos. Their white colour is caused by a recessive gene known as the chutiya or color inhibitor gene, distinct from the albinism gene. They vary from blonde through near-white. This coloration, however, does not appear to disadvantage their survival.

The white lions of the Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) have been reintroduced into their natural habitat and have been hunting and breeding successfully without human intervention for a significant amount of time. White lions in South Africa are currently being bred almost exclusively for hunting, but Linda Tucker (the founder of GWLP] and author of The Mystery of the White Lions) and her team are trying to change the South African hunting laws. Source - Wikipedia


2- For White Lions Protection 

Responses to "Help stop the use of rare white lions as trophy animals in South Africa"

  1. Help these beautiful animals to stay free and healthy in their own motherland.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Is there no end to the inhumanity and ego of supposedly civilized people!! Do we have to wipe out every creature on the planet to be happy?? What then?? These animals are not trophies...they are souls and they are beautiful examples of wildlife to be photographed and loved, not shot and put up on a damn wall!!!

  3. kadi spicer says:

    It is disgusting that this is going on. The white Lions are beautiful & should be allowed to live in peace in their prides. The people who take part in this are morons & i hope they spend eternity i hell for what they're doing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Right now I am so disgusted with people doing such horrendous things to our fellow beings. South Africa appears to be among the worst offenders with rhinos and elephants being poached for their horns and ivory. How any civilized person could kill one of these magnificent beasts is incomprehensible. These trophy hunters are wealthy, and these precious lives are nothing more than status symbols. May they all rot! Somebody ought to put all the them on a ranch to be hunted!

  5. Catherine Keohane-Johnson says:

    Damn all trophy hunters. These animals are so beautiful and deserve to live out their lives and not to end up on somebody's wall. Disgraceful.

  6. Anonymous says:

    If some rick jackass wants to hunt big game give him ONLY a sharpened stick & let him take on a rhino, elephant, or lion...that is fair!

  7. Anonymous says:

    how can they hunt those beautiful cats they deserve to live too being a cat lover big or small they are god's creatures too let them live!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh when will mans cruelty ever end... Innocent animals killed for no reason. Humanity is going to pay a very steep price for this senseless blood shed.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a shame, indeeeeeeeed.

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