Tourists who flock to South Africa all want to see the world’s most majestic animals and pet a baby lion. What they don’t know is that these lions are bred to be shot by hunters like fish in a barrel.
“These are lions that have been hand raised, they have been bred specifically to be killed”, Fiona Miles, a campaigner against canned hunting tells us, describing the baby lions who tourists flock to cuddle and stroke. Bred to be used for human contact, when these lions are killed they’re completely unprepared for the hunt, fenced in and are shot by wealthy amateurs paying $30,000 a pop, who often require many shots before making the kill.
The controversial face of the worlds most contentious new hunting trend.