The CIC and Dallas Safari Club (DSC) have released a joint statement on the practice of captive bred lion shooting.
While it is often mistakenly referred to as “canned lion hunting” or “captive bred lion hunting,” what is certain is that the practice is not representative of responsible, sustainable, fair chase hunting.
Not only does the shooting of captive bred lions go against resolutions of the IUCN, it also goes far in damaging the reputation of hunters, and sustainable hunting, around the world.
This is why the CIC and DSC have come together to release this joint statement and, going forward, both organisations will be looking to call on Governments in support of the legal shooting of lions bred in captivity to consider the wider implications, in addition to discouraging their respective members from engaging in the practice entirely.
Please click here if you would like to download a copy of the joint statement.