International Lion Day(15 Aug)

Creating AWARENESS for Lions, 15 Aug 2013 - August 20, 2017
Days
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Yes, you read correctly, you can celebrate this day, every week. That should total 51 times, before the next official celebration.

A retrospect to lion awarenessweek - lions, males and females. How can we improve their survival and improve their animal rights?


There needs to be a HUMAN OUTCRY... worldwide..! A cry that demands the END of TROPHY KILLING ALL TOGETHER....

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.

So this lionawarenessweek was as follow:

  1. 9 August - International Lioness Day
  2. 10 August - International Lion Day

  3. you can also visit - World Lion Day - Lion Aid

  4. 11 August - International Lion Cub Day
  5. 12 August - International Lion Breeding Awareness Day
  6. 13 August - International Lion Trophy Awareness Day
  7. 14 August - International Lion Bone Awareness Day
  8. 15 August - International Lion Day

The response to lionawarenessweek so far, has been good, but it is important, that as many people as possible, be made more AWARE of the problems that lions face.


Two posts of USA TODAY that are "short and sweet" and spot on!!!

USA TODAY: "Safari hunting brings benefits: Opposing view"

Extract:Dated 4 Aug 2015"Listing is a regulatory measure of last resort with negative effects. It is not equal to or a substitute for hunting as a conservation strategy. In fact, there is no substitute for hunting’s benefits. The lion needs all its habitat, prey, anti-poaching and conservation revenue, and more — not less. Neither photo-tourism nor listing as a threatened species can fill the boots of hunting."
Please read the in full

USA TODAY: "Shoot lions with cameras, not rifles: Our view"

Extract:Dated 4 Aug 2015"The U.S. government has proposed designating the African lion as a “threatened" species, a less protective listing than "endangered" but one that, with restrictions on importing trophies, would go a long way toward encouraging better conservation in Africa. Trophies could be imported only from countries with strong hunting management.

Zimbabwe will determine Palmer's legal fate, but here's our advice for his fellow trophy hunters. Never kill a lion with a name. And consider trading your weapons for cameras. That way, you can bring home photos instead of heads, along with the satisfaction of sparing the lives of beautiful creatures."

Please read the in full

Maybe next time a trophy hunters, feels the need to proclaim the benefits derived from hunting,

Why don't they just donate those Dollars directly into positive conservation, split between the conservation effort and the NGO or NPO that works at ground level with the people in that area.

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 3128

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

14 Aug 2015 - Petitioning WWF - STOP “canned” lion hunting and lion hunting in general!.

Signatures are already beyond 1340+, needing less than 98,660 signatures to reach 100,000+

No tolerance for trophy hunting.....
Read more: Link to the Petition:

philosophy

Trophy hunting – Targets the best genes in a lion population.....so there is no disputing that trophy hunting is a lucrative business. ... hunters pays an X amount of Dollars for a lion and then that lion is gone, forever. ....

Carriers lighten their load with a hunting-trophy ban:

Delta Air Lines, the American carrier with the largest footprint in Africa, confirmed on Monday that it is banning all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies from its cargo holds......But their acquiescence is just part of a larger movement in the airline industry. According to campaign websites, the following carriers have banned hunting trophies over recent months: Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways. All should be commended. Others may have done so and failed to publicise it, or may do so in the coming days......But right-thinking societies do not conserve animals by sating the bloodlust of gun-toting Westerners. State-owned SAA should do a U-turn on its U-turn.
Please read the in full

Hunting Lions for Fun

Posted by Dereck Joubert: "If one unpacks the statistics, shocking figures emerge. We may have between 20,000-30,000 lions left in the world. Of those, there may be as few as 3,000 males like Cecil left."
Please read the full article

The $200 million question

How much does trophy hunting really contribute to African communities?
Please read the full article

"Lion Population Estimates as Low as 32,000, Habitat Reduced by 75%" Read more:


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.

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
Will be updated soon......


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


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