Lions Trophy Hunters: Watch How American Lion Hunters Kill Cats When There Are No Lions [Video]


On July 1, 2015 an American dentist, Walter Palmer from Minnesota shot dead, Cecil the lion in the Zimbabwean Hwange National Park. The killing drew international media attention and sparked outrage among animal conservationists, politicians and celebrities, as well as a strong negative response against Palmer. The Zimbabwean government has stated it will seek Palmer’s extradition to be prosecuted in the country.

But the 13-year-old male lion death at the hands the American lion trophy hunter is revealing more secrets about how many American lion trophy hunters have turned Africa into a stadium, hoping to send home more lion heads as their World Cup trophies.

Mark Balma works on a mural of Cecil the lion outside Dr. Walter James Palmer's dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Authorities allege that Palmer paid $50,000 to track and kill Cecil, a protected lion, just outside Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

According to a new documentary entitled Blood Lions, it showed that Cecil’s death is not an isolated incident. It was revealed in the documentary that foreign hunters, mostly Americans kill two to three lions every day in South Africa.

But unlike Cecil, these are not wild lions. They are captive cats, born and bred in cages solely for the purpose of selling them for canned hunts. These cats are walled-in encampments where hunters can easily shoot them without having to stalk them across the savanna.

According to the Take Part, prices for these canned hunts start at about $17,500 and go as high as $50,000. Hunters get to take the heads and skins home, while many of the bones reportedly make their way to China and other countries for use in traditional Asian medicine.

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The documentary revealed that between 6,000 and 8,000 big cats live in breeding facilities, waiting to be shot as lions, although official counts of the number of lions in captivity in South Africa are not available.

The Blood Lions documentary was by the concerted efforts of South African conservationist, Ian Michler and American hunter, Rick Swazey. The two risked their lives to thorough investigate the black trade, getting rare footage of crowded breeding facilities of the cats. It is said at a point, dealers threaten to shoot them for trespassing and infringing on their privacy.

It is said South Africa authorities who are involved in the dirty trade officially label the cats as “education and conservation facilities” just to deceive people what they do with the cats. But Michler told National Geographic that these cats could never be released into the wild because they are too acclimated to humans.

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“Blood Lions is perhaps the most in-depth and significant look inside the insidious world of South African canned hunts. It shows how nefarious these operators are and visually depicts the massive cruelty of canned lion hunting in grotesque detail”, Chief Executive of Born Free USA (BFUSA), Adam Roberts who helped fund the documentary said.

According to statistics by BFUSA most hunters who pay to shoot captive lions come from the United States. It recently analyzed legal lion exports from South Africa and found that 5,000 of 8,318 lion trophies exported between 2000 and 2013 were sent to the US. BFUSA said this represented 84% of lion trophies which left South Africa to the US.

The filmmakers have said they hope the documentary will expose the lion trophy-hunting industry and shame South Africa into shutting it down. The film was premiered at the Durban International Film Festival in last month and will be screen throughout South Africa and many nations including some networks in the US.

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  1. How somebody can take animals for fun ?
    If you respect life then what did bring you so far ?

    I enjoy seeing wildlife on my TV., I really love it.
    Many love to shoot them with a camera., if I had the opportunity I would.

    If you own money., please help to save this beautiful creatures of our home planet.
    If you pay money for shooting for fun , you don’t deserve to enjoy our home planet.

    We shoot for food if you really need it so bad.

    You all are polution of nature.
    No dignity.

    I respect life ,enjoying it, also little creatures.
    If I had the money I would make a better life for those animals who need our protection.
    You rats take life away for fun.

    It’s a God’s shame.

    Sometimes I’m ashamed to be a human because of your deserves shooting for fun.

    If reincarnation exists I would like you came back as the animals you kill.

    For fun.

  2. we should make a facility, where we the poor ppl give 1 dollars, and then we are allowed to hunt down anyone who have hunted animals only for sporting! it’s not that they kill them, but that they take their lives for fun and sport. then it must only be fair to catch these ppl and treat them same way they treat our planet! we could put them in a cage, then select which one we want to hunt down, and then they get released, get 2 hours to hide and then we come in with our weapon of choice. bow, riffle or even knife if you wish. then you have all the time to catch the pray. no limits what so ever. and even better 10 dollars so they can breed new animals so it will keep the balance and wonder why animals attack us for no reason other than fear! if you build a facility for hunting humans, who have killed for sporting, then i wanna support it. it’s much better than i person who wanna kill someone, get locked up with each other. if it’s not for survival then it’s a crime, even though the law may not agree with it. when it comes to life, it is the universal law and not human law that matters! and what a pussy, he got no fucking balls when he take out a domestic lion! not even wild or really loose so it can attack him too!! he’s not a hunter, he’s a coward

    • YOU know what you sound like with your progressive verbage,,,,,,,you sound like a commy!!!,,,Maybe ,,,,you,,,,,should not worry about, or concern yourself in your minuscule existence,,,with the ,,,real life activitys,,, of people or places you’ll never actually go or high net worth people you’ll never actually meet, stay in your parents house or in you’re dorm room that mommy and daddy pay for or, keep working on that protest poster you bought from the dollar store,,if you have a commune apartment ,with other wretched life forms like yourself,you could read communist progressive books ,,,all day!!!!! talk and f, around on your smart phone or just practice playing around with you’re stupid anonymous masks, hey,,,,,,, grabb yourself a baggy , roll one , with a light,and take a drag while you play 14 straight hours of the newest video game or just have a secret meeting using Skype, with other punk like,looking or punk like minded fucking punk vermin, and your copycat, progressive tattoos nose and lip rings ,,,oh I forgot your not,,,,,,, disc stretching !!!your ear lobes ,,, are you?!and possibly left your hair normal,,,,,,,? or is it ,red hair or is it blond or green ,purple , blue ,pink orange, frosted not a combo!?or,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well you get the pic,
      If your an old hippie type ,,,,past child bearing years and less than worthless ,,,,to society,at this point in your useless life , you could always stand with the rest of the old elephant AARP herd ,,,, and hold a sign and shout,
      scream or protest at your local dirty street corner during the rush hour
      As people who are actually productive and driven in life and ,,, and unlike you,, actually responsible, while working for a living,, Yes!!! I said the dirty word WORKING!!!!! As they drive,quickly past ,your useless dead weight ,,,on the way to (full time )WORK!!!!,,,,(there’s that dirty word again!!!!!)and corporations they own and run ,keeping your country functioning and the federal taxes paid so your brown lazy minority welfare draining leftwing ass or liberal retired white but ,,can sit there all day yelling useless expletives to normal real AMERICAN,,,people as they pass by and dont really give a dam about YOU or your animal rights activist cause !!!!!!!!!!!!! Or is it blk or muslim minority rights today? What’s on the menu? DO YOU KNOW ,,,YOU COULD PACK UP LEAVE THE COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH MILLIONS OF OTHER,,,, WOMEN FEMI NAZIS,FAR LEFT WACKED LIBTARDS,muslims blk lives,YOUNG,progressives,strange looking foreign migrants etc.And just move away,yes I said move away to some undeveloped 3rd World backward country so you can be next to and mingle,,,with billions of liberals and all your favorite 3RD WORLD, minority races!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!,,,, just move ,move,out of the country!!Away,from normal people like us,,, ,people,,,who just want to live (WORK!!!)Raise a respectable FAMILY,(all the same cohesive race)and of course HUNT,African lions,kill leopards,gazelles and other animals as we see fit !!! And if you p,of shitezen
      dont liket it,,,,,,,you know where the door is .

  3. Thank you Anonymous!!! I am anxiously waiting on you to expose SCI and DSC for what they are. If you can find out why and how they have tax exempt status, there are thousands of us who would love to know. I’m assuming because they claim to do CONservation but the only conservation they are involved in, benefits them in the end by insuring a constant supply of animals to kill. Keep up the great work.

  4. I had seen the facebook profiles of some of these people & it truly sadness me that even in this of rapid global mass extinctions and wars; people still crave for blood.
    The sad part is that the kill is not for food by some hungry people! It is just recreational! This is the sad american life.


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