International Lion Bone Awareness Day(14 August)

Creating AWARENESS for Lions, 14 Aug 2013 - December 15, 2017

Yes, you read correctly, you can celebrate this day, every week. That should total 51 times, before the next official celebration.

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Today is solely dedicated to lions, males and females. How can we improve their survival and improve their animal rights?

Cat Out of the Bag: Trophy Hunting Fuels African Lion Bone Trade in Asia

National Geographic,on August 5, 2015. Link to the info

In the first full research report of its kind, the trophy hunting industry in South Africa has been exposed as the main source of Asia’s rapidly expanding lion bone trade. The implications are that thousands of lions are being raised in South Africa to shot in cages, stoking a market for lion bone medicine that ultimately threatens the last 2,300 wild lions in the country.

Lion Skeleton Lion's Paw

A Special Assignment video
Published on Aug 6, 2013
Part 2 looks at the lion bone trade which has grown hugely over the past few years. Many people know about how the rhino is being poached for its horn, which is used in traditional medicines in Asia, but few know that lion bones are also being used as a replacement for tiger bones in tiger bone wine in Asia, since the tiger numbers have plummeted so drastically. There are concerns that the trade, which is now just a by-product of the hunt, will eventually spill over into wild lion populations.

Hundreds of South African lions are being slaughtered to make bogus sex potions for men. But we can stop this cruel trade by hitting the government where it hurts -- the tourism industry.

“Let's build a thunderous global roar for the lions.” Avaaz will show the cruelty of the lion bone trade with stinging ads -- sign now and tell everyone about it: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/1_million_to_ban_the_lion_trade_sa/?bRJgScb&v=15611
1,771,027 have signed, now aiming for 2,000,000 signatures.

The Lion Bone's Connected to the ... Rhino Horn? (Rhinoconservation.org) https://annamiticus.com/2012/05/21/the-lion-bones-connected-to-the-rhino-horn/

Lion Bone Trade Fuels Breeding Business in Africa (Al Jazeera) https://allafrica.com/view/resource/main/main/id/00040108.html

South Africa continues to support the lion bone trade (LionAid) https://www.lionaid.org/blog/2012/06/south-africa-continues-to-support-the-lion-bone-trade.htm

Quenching a thirst for lion bones (Mail & Guardian) https://mg.co.za/article/2012-04-20-quenching-a-thirst-for-lion-bones/


SEE MORE ON THE LION MEAT TRADE ON https://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9c_lionmeat.php
PLEASE ALSO WATCH THIS CAMPAIGN:https://www.flickr.com/photos/avaaz/sets/72157631007496266/show/

If you unsure, about what you can do, to help?:

Might you be interested in joining the " 7 minute challenge " or the " 9 minute challenge " for lions.


Human beings must acquire knowledge through their own experiences, rather than blindly believing or following others.- Senora Roy quotes



You can also visit the petitions page, thanks in advance for your support.

Petitions Page

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Great Thanks and Special Credit to each Artist and Photographer for donation these Awareness pics.