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Firstly, great thanks to all those, that joined, thanks for your support. One simple important challenge ahead, to maintain the same level of progress.
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed." Gandhi.
At the rate that we are currently going, it is estimated that lions will be extinct in the wild by 2050
Link to 5 scary facts about lions this World Lion Day
- Big game is worth more alive than dead -
"Those defending these unsustainable hunting practices should take a long-term view. We know that elephants and rhinos (and surely lions, too) – if left alive – have a lifetime economic value that can go into the millions. Live animals, particularly the Big Five, attract a steady stream of tourists seeking to experience these amazing species up close and personal. Their money, spent on accommodation, food and safaris, creates countless skilled jobs, which provide consistent income and opportunity to local communities."
Link to article on Virgin.com, written By Richard Branson
- Conservationists Warn Endangered Species Will Vanish -
Scientists from around the world are calling for increased efforts to protect many of the Earth’s largest and most enchanting species before humanity wipes them out.
“Under a business-as-usual scenario, conservation scientists will soon be busy writing obituaries for species and subspecies of megafauna as they vanish from the planet,” write the authors, from groups including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Zoological Society of London and Panthera.
Link to article "Conservationists Warn Endangered Species Will Vanish"
- 9 August - International Lioness Day
- 10 August - International Lion Day
- 11 August - International Lion Cub Day
- 12 August - International Lion Breeding Awareness Day
- 13 August - International Lion Trophy Awareness Day
- 14 August - International Lion Bone Awareness Day
- 15 August - International Lion Day
you can also visit - World Lion Day - Lion Aid
9-11 August is all about the Pride, 12-14 August is all about what needs serious attention, regarding lions and the 15th is a simple retrospect to all that happened from 9-15 August.
Hoping the 7 min and 9 min challenge will help create even more awareness.
Human beings must acquire knowledge through their own experiences, rather than blindly believing or following others.- Senora Roy quotes
It is a sad fact of life that many actions causing great harm are motivated by well intentioned individuals either ignorant or armed with defective information. Subsidising institutions that hold animals in captivity appears to be an exquisite example of this kind of immorality.
If you still in need of any motivation, please watch the following short video and refuel.
Richard Turere is a young Maasai man who lives in the wilderness of the Kenya savanna, on the edge of a national park full of rhino, giraffe, buffalo and lions. Since he was 9, Richard has held the honored chore of tending his father's cattle; in his free time, he tinkered with electrical gadgets. After dismantling the few household appliances, Richard taught himself how to fix them, and then he started inventing. He fit his parents' home with fans made from car parts and other junkyard components harvested from junkyards, then built other inventions for his neighbors.Now 13, he is renowned for inventing "lion lights," a fence made of basic pieces (solar charging cells, flashlight parts), which quickly and effectively scares lions away from his father's cattle. Richard's dream is to be an aircraft engineer.
Nigel G Goodman and Ideal Community Empowerment.
Very, very bad news ;(
The rights of lions in Africa, needs urgent improvement!!!
21 July 2015 -Death of Zimbabwe’s Best-Loved Lion Ignites Debate on Sport Hunting
"Zimbabwe’s most well-known and much-photographed black-maned lion, affectionately named Cecil, was killed by sport hunters just outside the nation’s premier wildlife park, Hwange." Link to the info
What happened to Cecil the lion, sparked huge outrage around the planetFor more info, please click on this link to visit International Lion Trophy Awareness Day(13 Aug)
- - The petitions below, need your support ! ! ! - -
28 July 2015 - Change.org: Petition: Justice for Cecil the iconic collared lion slaughtered by trophy hunter in Zimbabwe!1,358,263 Signatures. Confirmed victory
250,000 signatures in 24 hours! - A quarter of a million people signed in first 24 hours. Wow, that is just incredible! Thank you everyone!
Cecil was a 13 year old lion killed by an American trophy hunter with the help of some locals in Zimbabwe. The key American suspect, Walter James Palmer, reportedly has a history of illegal hunting activity. Please sign my petition asking for full accountability and punishment for all those involved in Cecil’s death..
Confirmed victory: Link to the Petition:
July 2017: Cecil’s eldest son has tragically suffered the same fate
It’s been just two years since a trophy hunter shot Cecil the lion, and now Cecil’s eldest son has tragically suffered the same fate. Xanda, a 6-year-old lion, died near Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, not all that far from where Cecil was gunned down.
Link to the Petition - Petition: Closed
Aug 2015 - PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:Ban all imports of all trophies from the hunting of exotic, endangered, and big game animals into the United States.Signatures are 3,128
In light of the slaughter of Cecil the lion, the issue of trophy hunting has been thrust into the spotlight as one that is demanding of our immediate attention.Thousands of rare, and in many cases endangered or critically endangered animals are being hunted for sport and money. These trophies need to be banned, not only because it's the moral and ethical thing to do, but because many of these animals are essential parts of our ecosystems, and some are very near extinction....
Read more: Link to the Petition: Closed
28 July 2015 - Care2: Petition: DEMAND JUSTICE FOR CECIL THE LION IN ZIMBABWESignatures are already beyond 1,195,098 +, needing less than 304,902 signatures to reach 1,500,000+
On July 1, Cecil the lion, one of the most famous animals in one of Zimbabwe's national parks, was shot by a bow hunter. The hunter was a dentist from Minnesota who paid $55,000 for a hunting permit before shooting the 13-year-old big cat.
Please sign the petition to demand justice for Cecil! Tell Zimbabwe to stop issuing hunting permits to kill endangered animals!
The hunters reportedly lured Cecil out of Hwange National Park, where it is illegal to kill wildlife, at night. Cecil was shot with a bow and arrow. The wounded lion didn't die until 40 hours later, when the hunters tracked him down and shot him with a rifle. They then skinned and beheaded him.
Link to the Petition - Petition:
AVAAZ: Petition: US Government: Fast-Track African Lions as Endangered!Signatures are already beyond 105,742+, needing less than 19,258 signatures to reach 125,000+
A 13-year old lion named Cecil was just lured outside of a national park in Zimbabwe where he lived under legal protection. Right now, the Fish and Wildlife Service is considering a petition to list lions as endangered, and a massive outcry from across the country could speed up the process and start saving lions now. Sign now and recruit others to join on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else!
Please take URGENT action: Link to the Petition:
AVAAZ: Petition: US, EU: Save Africa's lions!Signatures are already beyond 1,306,120+, needing less than 193,880 signatures to reach 1,500,000+
Wealthy Americans and Europeans like him go to Africa and pay to hunt lions and other exotic animals for sport, and send their trophies home.
If all of us act right now we can get the US and Europe to ban the import of trophies when they threaten the survival of these majestic animals. Some leaders are already considering it -- but to win, we need an unprecedented global outpouring of support. .
Please take action: Link to the Petition:
Change.org: Petition: Tell South African Airways to stop shipping slaughtered wildlife trophies!
Signatures are already beyond 655,920 +, needing less than 350,060 signatures to reach 1,000,000+ ..
As the national carrier, South African Airways has a moral obligation to safeguard these precious animals, but it recently went back on its commitment to ban transport of these trophy animals.
Please take action: Link to the Petition - Petition: Closed
Care2: Petition: Stop Lion Trophy HuntingSignatures are already beyond 298,530 +, needing less than 1,470 signatures to reach 300,000+
At the moment, Zimbabwe has banned big-game trophy hunting outside its national parks. To protect the future of lions, this ban should be expand to more areas and made permanent.
Please take action to honor Zimbabwe's fallen lions and protect their future. Urge Zimbabwe's president to permanently ban all big-game trophy hunting of lions and the export of lions or lion parts.
Link to the Petition: Closed
USDA: No More Lion Burgers! Ban the Sale of Lion Meat198,857+ supporters.
It's unbelievable that restaurants in the US are allowed to serve lion meat.
Link to the Petition: Link to the Petition: Closed
28 July 2015 - PETITION TO THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Extradite Minnesotan Walter James Palmer to face justice in Zimbabwe.Only need 100,000 SIGNATURES BY AUGUST 27, 2015 to reach the goal of 100,000,
so ZERO(0) SIGNATURES NEEDED, as already beyond 236,961 SIGNATURES!!!
Cecil the Lion, a resident of Zimbabwe's national park, and an national icon was poached and killed this week. Media reports in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal and elsewhere have identified American Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneapolis, MN as the poacher. He is alleged to have lured Cecil from the safety of the national park to kill him. Two of Palmer's local accomplices are already in custody. Zimbabwe authorities now actively seeking Palmer in connection with this incident....
Read more: Link to the Petition: Closed
You can also visit the petitions page, thanks in advance for your support. Petitions Page