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This is Gareth Patterson’s account of his investigation into the ‘canned’ lion industry in Southern Africa, where lions are bred in captivity for the sole purpose of being hunted and killed by high-paying trophy hunters. He unveils the ugly parallels that exist between the oppression of humans in the ‘old’ South Africa and the continuing cruel exploitation of wild animals ...more
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published August 13th 2012 by Peach Publishing (first published 1998)
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Lesley Bergman
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I read this book more than ten years ago and was profoundly disturbed. The fact that "canned" hunting still takes place in my country is an indictment on our government that it has yet to legalise against it. We advertise ourselves in the tourist industry as the country to visit when you want to experience the beauty of Africa, but hidden behind all those attractive posters is an industry that has not raised its voice against "canned" and trophy hunting. Probably because of all those attractive ...more
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