‘Hunt did not break law’

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

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

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