“The bottom line is, the lion encounter industry does nothing to conserve wild lions. The same tourists who spend hundreds of dollars walking with tame lions behind fences (and $90 for the DVD!) could instead visit Africa’s outstanding national parks and game reserves where the entry price and lodge fees help cover the costs of protecting those areas. For my money, I’d stick with the real thing: no matter what the glossy brochures and gushy advertising claim, it won’t ever involve tame lions.”—Dr Luke Hunter; President of Panthera, the Worlds biggest wild cat NGO
Download the paper ‘Walking with lions: Why there is no role for captive-origin lions (Panthera leo) in species restoration’Photo: Kevin Richardson with handraised captive born lions whose Lifes will be in captivity with the support of Swedish travel Company Volontärresor AB , who dupe tourists, media and volunteers claiming this is conservation.