South Africa bans raising lions in captivity


Lion on a farm in South Africa

Photo released, Corbis News

South Africa has revealed plans to clamp down on raising lions for hunting or for tourists to be able to pet their cubs.

The move comes after the results of a two-year study were published on the controversial practice of captive lion breeding.

The study concluded that this practice is dangerous in terms of efforts to protect lions from extinction, and harms this wild animal.

The South African government accepted the recommendations of the committee based on the study, in a move that could anger the fishing industry.

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