Debunking the Myths: Canned lion hunting is the same as any other type of “trophy hunting”
09 Septmeber 2020

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After a 2 week hiatus, we have returned with the sixth edition of “Debunking the Myths,” which addresses the issue of “canned lion hunting.”

Captive bred lion shooting, often mistakenly referred to as “canned lion hunting,” has been a big topic of discussion amongst practitioners of sustainable use and non-hunters alike.

Here, we clarify what is actually meant by “canned lion hunting” and how the practice has no relation to ethical and sustainable hunting practices.



  3. Lion Management SA, Question and Answers – Republic of South Africa, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 


  1. IUCN Resolution on Captive Bred Lion (WCC-2016-Res-013-EN)

Please click here to see the rest of the Debunking the Myths series, where we have compiled all of the “trophy hunting” myths that have been debunked.

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