Press release

South Africa announces a ban on the captive lion breeding industry


At a stakeholder’s feedback meeting in Pretoria, Minister Creecy of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) took crucial and long-awaited steps towards changing the status quo of the commercial captive lion breeding industry in South Africa.

Lion cub at a lion farm in South Africa. Credit: Pippa Hankinson / Blood Lions