Monday 14th May 2012
A recent blog by Rhishja Cota-Larson and Sarah Pappin entitled "The Lion Bone's connected to the ....Rhino Horn? continues the theme explored by Pieter in his recent blog and in his podcast interview with Rhishja.
They say "International concern is growing around South African game industry insiders who are dabbling in illicit rhino horn and lion bone trade"
And again as David Newton of the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC was quoted in IOL in 2010, regarding the existing trade in lion bones from within the private game industry:
He remarked that a “limited trade in lion bones” was occurring, and added that captive lion breeders could exploit the situation and “create a new market”.
This blog is worth a read......
And remember that there are as few lions on the whole African continent as there are rhinos in South Africa alone.
Posted by Chris Macsween at 13:59
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