Tourists interact with a lion cub at the Lion and Safari Park near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
Tourists interact with a lion cub at the Lion and Safari Park near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Reuters

South Africa to ban breeding of lions in captivity for trophy hunting

  • Lions are also raised for their bones, used in medicine and jewellery in Southeast Asia, according to wildlife charities
  • Campaigns to ban the importation of captive-bred lion trophies have in recent years gathered steam in the US, Australia and Europe

Tourists interact with a lion cub at the Lion and Safari Park near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
Tourists interact with a lion cub at the Lion and Safari Park near Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo: Reuters
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