South African wildlife activists have initiated a Global March for Lions that will be held in various cities throughout the world to highlight the plight of lions caught up in the canned hunting industry.
The march is to be held on Saturday 15th March 2014.
What is Canned Hunting?
Canned hunting is where the target animal is unfairly prevented from escaping the hunter, either by physical constraints (fencing) or by mental constraints (tame, habituated to humans.)
There are fewer than 4000 lions left in the ’wild’ in South Africa, but more than 8,000 in captivity, being bred for the bullet or the arrow. Lion farming is a real threat to wild lion prides, for many reasons.
The on-going capture of wild lions to introduce fresh blood into captive breeding, and the growth of the lion bone trade to Asia will impact severely on wild lions from poaching.
This toxic and cruel industry needs to be closed down.
March in London
The March on 15th Match is a global event..taking place on many cities of the world. But in London, it is being organised slightly different. There will be 8 mini-marches, starting at different locations around Central London, and all culminating at Trafalgar Square, London..
Base – Trafalgar Square
Route 1 – Westminster Bridge
Route 2 – Parliament Square
Route 3 – St James Square
Route 4 – Buckingham Palace
Route 5 – Palladium Theatre
Route 6 – Leicester Square
Route 7 – London University
Route 8 – Waterloo Bridge
**For anyone unable to March, or you simply wish to stay in Trafalgar… you can. Gather at the same time (2pm), leaflet and await the excitement**
All routes finish outside South Africa House, Trafalgar Square (North Terrace).
This is a peaceful event, education of both children & adults is vitally important, therefore children are welcomed.
Please click the facebook event link below (London) to get involved.
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