The Campaign – Blood Lions™ BLOOD LIONS OFFICIAL TRAILER 2015

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

When travelling in South Africa, please THINK before you VISITCUDDLEWALKVOLUNTEER or SHOOT.

The Blood Lions Goal is to bring an end to canned hunting and the exploitative breeding of lions and other predators on farms across South Africa.

 

Our Strategy

The Blood Lions team, which includes you, will plan and implement campaigns of awareness and action aimed at the following stakeholders:

  1. The general public
  2. Government (both local and international) and provincial decision-makers
  3. The scientific and conservation community (NGO’s)
  4. The tourism industry
  5. The professional hunting bodies
  6. The volunteer agencies

 

What You Need To Know

Breeding predators in cages and confined areas is not only about canned or captive hunting – there are a number of additional revenue streams and none have anything to do with conservation.

Before deciding whether to visit, volunteer or hunt we ask that you consider the following:

 

On Breeding & Canned Hunting

  1. There are about 200 farms and breeding facilities holding somewhere between 6 000 and 8 000 predators in captivity. The vast majority, possibly as many as 7 000 of these, are lions.
  2. Over 800 captive-bred lions are killed annually in South Africa by trophy hunters, and increasingly, canned or captive hunting is seen as unethical and unsportsmanlike.
  3. For many people, there is no difference between canned hunting and the term captive hunting that has been introduced by the authorities and professional hunting bodies in an attempt to get away from the negative image associated with canned hunting.
  4. There is a growing group of professional hunters and organizations completely opposed to the practices of canned or captive hunting. It is highly likely that these practices may well cause splits between the various hunting bodies.
  5. Unless under the auspices of an authentic team of scientists and conservationists, breeding lions and other predators in cages or enclosed areas has no conservation value whatsoever.
  6. There is a lack of data to support the claim that hunting captive bred lions takes pressure off wild lions. We do know that wild lion numbers across Africa continue to decline, and that wherever it remains possible to hunt these, demand for permits remains high.
  7. Canned or captive hunting has merely opened up an entirely new market for people that would not have been able to afford a wild hunt.
  8. Conservationists and animal welfare experts remain deeply concerned about the breeding practices used and the general conditions that exist on may of South Africa’s lion farms and breeding facilities.
  9. Given the growth trends in predator breeding since 1999, it is forecast there could be as many as 12 000 to 15 000 lions and other predators on farms by 2020.
  10. Read this DECLARATION from SAMPEO.

 

On Volunteerism & Conservation

  1. Very few, if any of the private lion farms and predator breeding facilities in South Africa can be regarded as genuine conservation undertakings as they do not work in conjunction with recognized lion ecologists and scientists or any of the global predator conservation agencies.
  2. Most are simply breeding or holding predators for a variety of commercial purposes and making use of volunteers has become one of the most lucrative revenue streams. Some facilities are earning in excess of US$100 000 in some months from their volunteer programmes alone.
  3. There has not been a successful lion reintroduction programme using captive bred and reared lions in South Africa. Lion conservationists warn that captive bred lions are not suitable for reintroduction programmes.
  4. There are only a handful of authentic wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa and they do not breed, trade (they mostly receive animals rather than going out to acquire them) or interact with the animals in any way.
  5. South Africa has no need to be breeding lions for release into wilderness areas. In addition, if there was such a need, using hand-reared or human-imprinted and genetically contaminated lions is not an acceptable way of doing this.
  6. Taking lion cubs away from their mothers is not a natural process and is only done to exploit the animals and you as the visitor or volunteer.
  7. Very few, if any of the cubs you pet and cuddle have been ‘abandoned’ or rescued in the wild.
  8. Using breeding farms as an educational facility is like using fast-food outlets as a venue to teach about nutrition and good eating habits. In other words, breeding farms and petting facilities do not serve any educational purpose. Instead, they promote the cycle of breeding and captivity.
  9. In general, the quality and validity of information being given out to visitors on South Africa’s predator farms and facilities is poor. It is also confusing vital conservation messages and priorities.
  10. These operations are taking in significant sums of money, which in some ways is a misdirection of valuable conservation funding.
  11. If you do find yourself on a breeding farm or predator facility, be sure to ask the following questions:

     

    • Do they offer any activities based on animal and human interaction?
    • If it claims to be a sanctuary, do they offer life-long care for the animals?
    • Are they trading in animals?
    • Where did all the animals come from and where do some of them go?
    • Who is their recognized predator ecologist or scientist?
    • Have any of their animals been released into the wild? And if so, where and when?
  12. Before enrolling as a volunteer or going as a visitor, check the social media sites and blogs for comments and feedback on the particular farm or facility.

 

On the Lion Bone and Other Trade Options

  1. The lion bone trade is a relatively new revenue stream for the breeders and farmers and has come about as lion bones are now being used as an alternative to tiger bones in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
  2. Over 1 000 lions are killed annually for the burgeoning lion bone trade. This is up from 287 carcasses exported in 2010.
  3. As has been the case with various other wildlife species, a legal trade promotes demand and a parallel illegal market. This in turn puts pressure on wild lion populations.
  4. Lions and other predators are being exported to private collectors, mostly in the Middle and Far East. These collectors are keeping the animals under appalling conditions, often confined to small spaces within the boundaries of major cities.
  5. As the demand for lion bone increases, so will the intensive breeding practices. In time, lions may well end up being bred under agricultural conditions.
  6. Although ‘tiger bone wine’ has been used in TCM for at least 1 000 years or more, there are no known medicinal properties.
  7. Often under the guise of scientific and/or research purposes, predators are also being sold to private and public zoos around the world, many of which are in a poor state.

 

By supporting these facilities and activities, either as a day visitor, volunteer or hunter you are not contributing to conservation. Instead, you are party to spreading the misinformation and the horrors some of the world’s most iconic wild species are facing.

 

Our Campaign Progress

The Blood Lions team have already made significant progress:

  1. We have filmed and produced Blood Lions, the first feature documentary that looks at all aspects of predator breeding in South Africa.
  2. We have been able to get the film accepted into various film festivals around the world.
  3. This website has become a global platform to raise awareness around the issues as well as acting as a co-ordinated call for action.
  4. We have addressed both the Australian and European Parliaments on the issues and have briefed decision-makers, conservationists and scientists in both regions. As a result of the visit to Australia, that country has become the first to ban the importation of lion trophies into the country.
  5. We have started assembling a coalition of conservation, tourism and scientific NGO’s and other organizations against the practices.

We have undertaken to be partners for change with various Ministries in the South African government.

BLOOD LIONS

The Official trailer for Blood Lions, a documentary that exposes the terrible truth behind the predator breeding and canned lion hunting industries in South Africa: http://www.bloodlions.org/

WATCH the full documentary – Blood Lions is now available worldwide for download: http://wildlifeconservationchannel.co…

Exposing the truth behind cub petting, predator breeding and canned hunting industry. 
Join us here: https://www.facebook.com/BloodLionsOf…
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The NSPCA has huge animal welfare concerns for the animals exploited in the captive predator and canned hunting industry in South Africa. This industry is unregulated, uncontrolled and is responsible for untold cruelty. It is a tragedy that our wild animals are reduced to profit making machines. Coupled with this members of public are unwittingly encouraging and supporting this cruelty, so it is vital that the public are aware of the truth behind the industry so they can make informed decisions and hopefully choose not to support such an unethical industry.

Sr.Ainsley Hay, Manager, NSPCA Wildlife Protection Unit


Breeding magnificent wild creatures like lions in camps so that they can be slaughtered for ego and money is unconscionable and should be outlawed.  Lions have the right to live in the wild and to continue playing their unique role within the ecological communities of Africa.  The continued existence of the canned hunting industry is a moral outrage that diminishes us all.  This important film shines a light into the dark corners of this ugly business.

Cormac Cullinan, Cullinan & Associates Incorporated


Cruel, barbaric, macabre – all words used by Australian MPs about lion farming and the canned lion hunting industry in SA.  Our campaign was glad to be able to assist and participate in a full length documentary that aims to expose a brutal industry whose whole business model is routine, egregious cruelty to helpless animals – for fun.

Chris Mercer, Founder, CACH (Campaign Against Canned Hunting)


Captive lions have long been a blemish on South Africa’s wildlife and tourism landscape and their tragic story needed to be exposed before these practices negatively impacted on Brand South Africa. Congratulations to all involved in taking the time and making this happen.

Colin Bell, Tourism consultant and author of “Africa’s Finest”


“As a travel and conservation based organization, we find the “Blood Lions” documentary deeply disturbing. Despite being hard to watch, we urge people to get out there and see it. It is important to shed light on the dark and corrupt business of rearing lions for the purposes of hunting, in hopes of making a positive change. As we polled our membership, we found that individually each of our companies have chosen to stop booking all activities that contribute to this industry.”

 

The Safari Professionals – 30 Tour Operators based in the US and Canada


South Africa’s failure to address the canned hunting industry has emboldened those who make a living out of the death of lions bred, raised and slaughtered on a ‘no kill, no fee’ basis. The canned hunting industry is unnatural, unethical and unacceptable. It delivers compromised animal welfare and zero education. It undermines conservation and creates a moral vacuum now inhabited by the greed and grotesque self-importance of those who derive pleasure in the taking of life.

Blood Lions lays bare the truth behind the canned hunting industry that, far from contributing to the future survival of the species, may, in fact, accelerate extinction in the wild, leaving behind a trail  littered with rotting corpses of its helpless and hopeless victims.

Will Travers OBE, President Born Free Foundation


The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust, in providing support for the making of this Documentary, does so in the firm belief that it is important that the true facts behind captive lion breeding and canned lion hunting in South Africa, is brought to the attention of a global audience in order to create awareness which in turn will lead to much needed change.

Les Ward MBE, Chairman, The Marchig Animal Welfare Trust


This is a timely, courageous as well as a deeply disturbing documentary. It is at the same time, a voice for the wild and the voiceless … of saying “NO MORE!” to that terrible triad of financial opportunism, deceit and indifference to the non-human animal by those claiming to be conservationists.

Ian McCallum – Author, poet, psychiatrist and naturalist


With the constant pressure on wildlife, every effort must be made to keep our last vestiges of natural fauna and flora protected.    Canned hunting of any kind, along with the related consequences, must be condemned by humanity as not only a travesty of nature but also an utterly inhumane practise.   Taming lion cubs only to later hunt them is an utterly inhumane practice.   It is pseudo-hunting, a complete sham and does not even qualify as hunting on a sustainable use basis.   Wildlife conservation has to evolve into practices that are ethical, humanitarian and sustainable. This will not be achieved if there is not real and fair community involvement which has not been part of the hunting fraternity’s evolution.

Yvette Taylor, Executive Director, The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation


“Canned lion ‘hunting’ is nothing less than a bargain basement opportunity for foreign hunters to engage in one of South Africa’s most sordid practices. Hunting of captive bred lions entirely dependent on human fingerprints from cub to trophy is immoral, unethical and against all animal welfare concerns. The fact that it still continues as profitable commerce is a damning statement against all of us who have not properly engaged to snuff it out. Blood Lions is a good start to bring change.”

Dr Pieter Kat – Director: LionAid

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我們秉承「人為生活而理財,非為理財而生活」的簡單信念,承諾以更簡單,便捷及創新的產品和服務,助你綻放精彩人生。誠邀你透過不同精彩人生的真實故事,啟發自己盡情 live more! 力挺新興企業 規劃專屬「星展新興企業展業帳戶」 協助客戶「盡享生活、輕鬆理財」 實現綻放精彩的人生。 要成就理想,會面對不少挑戰,您仍會堅定地向前行嗎?源於真實故事,5位銀行家衝破難關,為客戶成就理想,活出精彩人生!立即觀看由資深演員吳耀漢及兒子吳嘉龍合演«Sparks綻放精彩»微電影。 台北(2016年5月4日)-為積極打造愉悅的銀行服務體驗,星展銀行(台灣)於今日用心推出三集 《Sparks點亮星光》微電影系列。源自於星展銀行集團內的真實故事案例,《Sparks點亮星光》描述星展銀行如何聆聽、洞悉客戶的需求,並以創新的銀行服務,支持客戶追求夢想,實現綻放精彩的人生。 微電影系列由亞洲精英傾力打造 《Sparks點亮星光》微電影由金牌廣告導演徐佩侃 (David Tsui) 執導、星展監製,並於香港多個星展辦公室內實景拍攝。劇中亦有多位來自新加坡、馬來西亞及香港的影視紅星和新進演員,包括資深香港喜劇演員吳耀漢、其兒子吳嘉龍、前藝人翁靜晶女兒劉萬儀、香港新進模特兒夏意瑩(Jamie Ha),及新加坡著名演員及司儀彭耀順(Adrian Pang) 等。 星展銀行(台灣)總經理陳亮丞表示,星展銀行始終秉持著「以客為尊」的服務準則,致力於開發各項與時俱進的金融商品和服務,以協助客戶「盡享生活、輕鬆理財(Live More, Bank Less)」;就如同 《Sparks點亮星光》微電影所描述的,星展銀行瞭解中小企業客戶創業、展業的艱辛,因此,不論晴雨,我們持續提供中小企業可靠的支援,讓客戶可以專心於追求夢想,活出更精彩的人生。 星展銀行(台灣)企業及機構銀行董事總經理鄭克家則指出,中小企業一直是推動台灣經濟發展的重要引擎,因此多年來,我們積極耕耘這塊業務,協助中小企業發展。 截至2016年2月底止 ,星展銀行(台灣)承作中小企業信保基金保證業務放款餘額,已達新台幣110.88億元,不但較前一年度成長約6%,更位居各大外商銀行之首,遠遠超過其他外銀總承作額度逾3倍以上,足見星展銀行挺台灣中小企業不遺餘力。 「星展新興企業展業帳戶」協助客戶「盡享生活、輕鬆理財」 星展銀行(台灣)環球金融交易服務處處長陳識仁表示,為支持新興企業的成長與茁壯,星展銀行(台灣)特別規劃專屬的「星展新興企業展業帳戶」,提供客戶最需要的優惠利率、超值服務、以及財務營運管理平台,致力以整合性金融服務結合貿易專家方案,協助降低財務風險與交易費用,讓新興企業成長與財務需求能夠一次到位。 活存最高4%優惠利率:「星展銀行新興企業展業帳戶」提供新興企業客戶新台幣和美元活存利率,最高分別達0.4%、0.35%的優惠利率,不但是客戶資金風險的避風港,更能協助客戶積極儲備展業資本。 超值服務:透過IDEAL網路平台,新興企業客戶可享新台幣國內跨行匯款、外幣匯入/匯出款等免收銀行手續費的優惠,有效協助客戶降低營運成本,提升資產報酬率。 財務營運管理平台:結合專為企業客戶打造的星展IDEAL企業網路銀行以及網銀動態密碼機,讓客戶e化整合財務營運管理資訊。此外,我們更客製化多元的財務報表,協助客戶精準掌握企業財務狀況。同時,我們協助將客戶的整批付款進行分層授權,大幅提升資金調度的安全與效率。 陳識仁進一步指出,星展銀行(台灣)對於中小企業的用心屢獲外界肯定,當中包括《全球品牌雜誌》(Global Brands Magazine) 頒發的「台灣區最佳中小企業銀行品牌」、《全球銀行與金融評論雜誌》(Global Banking & Finance Review) 的「台灣區成長最快速中小企業銀行」以及從《企業財資雜誌》(Corporate Treasurer)所拿下的「台灣最佳金融交易銀行」。未來我們亦將持續優化各項金融商品與服務,與中小企業客戶共創美好未來。 星展銀行有限公司(DBS Bank Limited)是新加坡最大的商業銀行,原名新加坡發展銀行(Development Bank of Singapore)。由於新加坡總部為避免其新加坡背景而引起部分人士(如中國居民及馬來西亞人)的反感而影響發展,因此將整個集團的中文名稱變更為星展銀行有限公司,其英文名稱及新加坡國花卓錦萬代蘭的標誌亦略作些微修改,分別直接使用英文簡稱「DBS」及把標誌原來分開的四片花瓣邊緣黏合。不過星展銀行現時最大的股東仍然是淡馬錫控股有限公司,即新加坡政府的投資部門。 歷史沿革 於1968年創立新加坡發展銀行,原來的用途是發展投資項目。 1998年,星展銀行與新加坡郵政儲蓄銀行(POSBank)合併,獨佔了新加坡超過四百萬的銀行客戶,簡稱星展銀行。 1998年,收購香港廣安銀行 2001年,收購香港道亨銀行 2003年,合併並進行重組,成為香港第6大銀行,僅次於匯豐銀行、中國銀行、恒生銀行、渣打銀行及東亞銀行。 2008年2月2日,星展集團接管台灣寶華商業銀行(Bowa Bank) 2012年4月1日,星展集團收購印尼金融銀行(PT Bank Danamon) 2013年7月31日,星展集團宣布放棄斥資65億美元收購印尼金融銀行(PT Bank Danamon),主要是未能獲監管批准取得該行控制性股權。 2013年11月11日,星展集團以以8.5億新加坡元(近6.81億美元),出售剩餘的9.9%菲律賓群島銀行(Bank of the Philippine Islands)股份。當中5.6%股權將售予新加坡政府投資公司(GIC)。另外,4.3%股權將售予菲律賓Ayala Corp。Ayala本身為菲律賓群島銀行的最大股東。 2014年3月17日,星展集團以2.2億美元的價格,收購法國興業銀行在香港和新加坡的私人銀行業務,以及部分信託業務。 2015年4月8日,星展集團以宏利金融(945),達成長達15年的銀保協議,宏利須分期支付12億美元(約93億港元)。協議列明星展旗下香港、新加坡、中國及印尼近200間分行,來年將會獨家銷售宏利人壽產品。 新加坡發展銀行 新加坡發展銀行,簡稱星展銀行,於1968年創立,原來的用途是發展投資項目。1998年,星展銀行與新加坡郵政儲蓄銀行(POSBank)合併,獨佔了新加坡超過四百萬的銀行客戶。星展銀行現時除了在新加坡本國已有超過一百家分行以外,在美國、英國、日本、台灣、香港(包括直屬分行及附屬公司)、印度、馬來西亞、緬甸、中國、澳門、韓國和泰國都有分行。 2008年2月2日,星展銀行接管台灣耐斯企業旗下銀行寶華商業銀行(Bowa Bank),金融重建基金(RTC)賠付新台幣445億元。2008年5月,寶華商業銀行正式更名為星展銀行。 2008年12月22日,星展集團以每兩股供一股每股作價5.42坡元(約29港元)供股集資40億坡元(當時約合214億港元)。 現時星展銀行的企業口號為:「星展銀行,帶動亞洲思維。」(DBS. Living, Breathing Asia) 2012年4月1日,星展集團斥資91億新加坡元(約合73億美元)(約561.6億港元)收購印尼金融銀行(PT Bank Danamon),星展向淡馬錫控股全資子公司富登金控收購印尼金融銀行67.4%的股權,作價約62億新元(49億美元)。星展集團將按每股14.07新元的價格向富登金控發行4.39億股新股﹐以換取這部分股權。淡馬錫控股目前已持有星展集團29.7%的股份﹐上述交易完成後﹐其持股比例將進一步增至40.4%。 在完成對印尼金融銀行67.4%股權的收購之後﹐星展集團還計劃發出總價29億新元的強制性現金收購提議﹐獲得其尚不持有的印尼金融銀行剩餘股權。印尼金融銀行在印尼有3,000個網點﹐600萬客戶。 分行據點 星展銀行現時除了在新加坡本國已經有超過一百家分行以外,在美國、英國、日本、台灣、香港(包括直屬分行及附屬公司,現址位於中環中心。)、印度、馬來西亞、緬甸、中國、澳門、韓國和泰國都有分行。 爭議與相關事件 雷曼賠償事件 雷曼迷債爆煲後,星展銀行在2010年7月14日,在不承認任何責任下,同意和解計劃,即向已購買雷曼Constellation債券的2,160名合資格客戶共賠償6.51億元,惟這些客戶必須是在購買該等債券時,獲星展評為低度至中度風險級別。星展將向該批合資格客戶,支付一筆和解款項,相等於有關客戶投資該債券的全數金額,並加上這筆款項在這段期間存放在星展的定期利息收入,再減去債券持有人已收取的票息。證監會行政總裁韋奕禮亦表示,不會再就雷曼Constellation債券的分銷事宜,對星展及其僱員採取進一步執法行動,但若涉嫌不誠實、欺詐、欺騙等屬刑事性質行為的情況除外。 涉及新加坡金融基準利率操縱案 2013年6月14日,新加坡金管局宣布調查20家銀行,星展是其中之一。 高雄房屋二胎貸款,高雄民間二胎房貸,高雄當鋪土地借款,宜蘭個人信用貸款,新北市軍公教貸款,桃園房屋二胎代書,新竹民間二胎房貸,苗栗土地增貸,台中廠房二胎貸款,彰化農地二胎借款,南投公司創業貸款,嘉義工業住商貸款,雲林個人長短期貸款,台南銀行房貸二胎,高雄土地代書辦理貸款,屏東代償民間高利貸,花蓮民宿貸款,台中民宿房貸,台北透天二胎,台東代書信用貸款,台北借錢,台北借貸,台南借款,台北票貼,台南二胎,台北當舖,台南票貼借貸,房屋買賣/房屋貸款/房貸2胎/民間二胎/2胎,2胎利率,2胎車貸,2胎房屋,2胎房貸,房屋2胎,二胎,房屋貸款,房貸轉貸,代償民間二胎,房屋二胎,信用貸款,企業貸款,餘額代償,二胎貸款,二胎借款,整合負債,中古車貸款,汽車貸款,房屋轉增貸款,民間二胎,房貸轉增貸款,二胎代償,二胎代墊,土融,建融,銀行二胎,二胎代書,二胎利率,二胎房貸,二胎房貸利率,二胎貸款,企業融資,企業貸款,信用,信用卡,信用貸款,信用貸款率利,信用貸款額,信貸,信貸利率,信貸額度,個人信用貸款,個人信貸,債務 創業融資,創業貸款,增貸,小額信貸,建地,建地貸款,房屋二胎,房屋二胎利率,房屋二胎銀行,房屋貸款,房屋貸款率利最低銀行利息,房貸,房貸二胎,房貸利率,房貸增貸,授信,支票貼現,民間二胎,汽車借款,汽車貸款,汽車貸款率利多少,貸款,車貸,車貸利息,車貸利率,車貸試算,民間往來等銀行貸款問題|借錢管道網友推薦|借錢救急|我要借錢|我想借錢|借錢推薦~貴人相助好風水,事業財運一極棒,獻給有遠見放眼天下的您。