‘Hunt did not break law’
Management: Biodiversity Act. Lions were never removed from the list of threatened or protected species; they were only removed from the definition of a listed large predator (as defined in the Threatened or Protected Species Regulations).
To monitor the captive lion industry, according to the department, a permit is required and a captive breeding facility must be registered.
It is forbidden to hunt a lion if it is under the influence of a tranquilliser and in a controlled environment.
Permits are issued to the breeders of a lion in captivity, subject to conditions. A register must be kept of each hunt, whether it involves the hunting of a wild or captive-bred lion. – Sheree Bega