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Kevin Richardson LionWhisperer  Brand Ambassador: @GoPro • @MercedesBenzSA • Casio Protrek • @Craghoppersofficial • @zamberlan_outdoor @kevinrichardsonfoundation • @WILDCoolers

We are horrified to learn that South Africa’s lion bone quota has gone up from 800 skeletons per year to 1500.  At first, we thought the letter circulating had to be fake but soon were shocked to get verification that it was true!
The poaching of lions in captivity is on the increase and no regard has been given for the safety of wild lions in neighboring countries who are vulnerable to an ever-increasing demand for lion bone and continued pressure from human/lion conflict and habitat loss. I’m not convinced that 1500 skeletons will placate the insatiable appetite for lion bone just as trying to flood the market with rhino horn would curb the slaughter of rhino.
We have information that none of the prescribed processes are followed and that in fact sometimes up to 3 skeletons are being shipped as one because there is little or no desire to check these consignments with no policing of the policies due to lack of manpower.
Please feel free to use the email address on the second photo to voice your concerns. .
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#stopthemadness #savelions #stopthelionbonetrade #savebigcats #banbreeding #africa #kevinrichardsonfoundation #notrade #appendix1

All the work I have done as the Lion Whisperer has been for the purpose of this campaign. The lions in our sanctuary have been rescued from the captive breeding industry and we have committed to ensuring they can live out their days peacefully, in a safe and healthy environment. I have always worried what would happen if my lions outlived me. This is where you come in. Now we are asking for your help.  Please consider a donation to our #LandForLions campaign, and help us make the difference in their lives. Link clickable in bio .
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#bethechange #reconnectwithnature #savehabitat #savewildlife #savelions #kevinrichardsonfoundation #wemusttry #africa #conservation #education #landforlions

Big shout out to @bradbinder_41 for his first #moto2 win!!! 👏🏼👏🏼Well dome mate!! #moretocome #perserverencepaysoff #proudlysouthafrican

For those of you who have been asking to see more of our leopards, we’ve got just what you are looking for.  Click on the link in our bio for the full video, and have a great weekend everyone! .
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#reconnectwithnature #wildlife #leopards #africa #notreallyblack #notpanthers #savehabitat #savelions

Not all our fans are humans!  Just look how excited this little guy gets. .
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#savehabitat #savelions #dogfan #hyenasrock #hyenas #africa

It shouldn’t be a surprise to know that the lion is the king of the roar – it is the loudest of any big cat and can be heard up to 8km away! Lions roar for a number of reasons, from advertising territorial ownership and intimidating rivals to locating other members of the pride and assisting in social cohesion. Another advantage to roaring is that female lions can recognize the roar of a male who belongs in their pride to that of an outsider – this helps the females keep a safe distance from outsiders who would most likely try to harm their cubs
Photo Credit - @DavidYarrow
If you'd like to make our lions roar with delight, please consider donating to our #LandForLions campaign by clicking the link in our bio .
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Hard to believe these two guys are all grown up. This video was almost exactly 3 years ago. Love these guys. .
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#GeorgeAndYame #reconnectwithnature #landforlions #africa #enrichment #teenagers

No Monday blues today! On Friday we launched a campaign called #LandForLions not knowing what would happen or if anyone would respond. Well, our online family has blown us away with their generosity and support. Thank you so much to all our backers so far! We have surpassed our tipping point by a mile and are looking forward to the next 90 days. If you haven’t seen Kevin’s special announcement for this exciting campaign please head through to http://www.thundafund.com/project/landforlions *Link Clickable in bio*
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#bethechange #reconnectwithnature #savehabitat #savewildlife #savelions #kevinrichardsonfoundation #wemusttry #africa #conservation #education #earthfriendly #earth #blueplanet #forests #rivers #oceans #empathy #strongertogether

On my recent trip to visit @africat_foundation I was pleased to see this old #gwagon still going strong and doing daily what is was designed to do. The new #gwagon is an evolution of this timeless design and performs effortlessly off road and is an absolute pleasure to drive on road. I can hear testimony to that as someone who spends equal amounts of time on both types of roads! #bestofbothworlds #strongerthantime #everyterrain #timelessdesign #gwagen

The recent spate of lions being poached at captive lion facilities is alarming to say the least showing that the concern expressed when the lion bone quota was established last year was warranted. The modus operandi of the killings has been almost always similar with the use of pieces of meat laced with a poison (insecticide) called ‘two step’ or Temik, which seems to be readily available. There’s a growing demand for lion bones in the ‘muti’ trade and the bone trade to the Far East. It’s a brutal death for these animals and it seems no establishment is safe including game reserves containing wild lions. Like the rhino poachings which started rising in 2008 the perpetrators will always start with ‘easy’ targets but will move on as the demand grows which seems to be happening right before our eyes. Hopefully something can and will be done before this spirals out of control. There are between 6500 and 8000 lions sitting in captivity in SA most as a consequence of the cub petting and ‘canned’ hunting industry. It’s sickening to think that now many of these souls may land up becoming part of the ‘muti’/bone industry. Something must be done. #lionbonetrade #mutikilling #temik #aldicarb #cannedlion #lionbonequota #muti #lion #africanlion

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