The ever-amazing Blood Lions team have today launched their new global campaign to engage the youth in the ongoing fight against canned hunting and cub breeding.
It’s been a little quiet here at Claws Out recently as I’ve been super busy with my work at Dogs Trust, but I was so pleased to be able to attend the Global March for Lions for the second year running!
On February 1st 2015 I left the UK for South Africa without knowing that the following two weeks would change my life. It’s been the busiest, most eventful year ever.
In August 2015 I decided I wanted to raise money for the Karoo Wildlife Centre opened by the owners of the Campaign Against Canned Hunting, Chris and Bev. I decided to hold a fundraiser show in Camden and donate all money to the centre, which is currently in the process of being built! The run up was hectic and I was rushed off my feet for weeks, but I’m so glad I did it because it turned out to be a huge success!
As many of you will know by now, on 17 November I travelled to Brussels to join a panel of MEPs and campaigners to fight against canned hunting and cub petting.
When I left Ukutula Lion Park and Lodge in February 2015 I was absolutely heartbroken that I had contributed to the despicable canned hunting industry when my intentions were the exact opposite. It was the worst two weeks of my life and I haven’t been able to shrug off the guilt and forget about the little cubs I worked with so I promised myself I would try and make a difference, and now that time has come.
Thank you to everyone that has bought a Claws Out t-shirt so far! I never imagined I would sell as many as I have but I’m so happy to be raising money for such a good cause. The t-shirts will be taken offline on Monday 26th October so your last chance to get one will be the Claws Out fundraiser in Camden! Tickets are only £5.00 so please come along to see some great bands and support the Campaign Against Canned Hunting. Buy tickets and t-shirts here.
Make sure you tag me in photos of your t-shirts!
As I sipped on my morning coffee and scrolled through Facebook earlier today I noticed something that made me choke with laughter and in complete shock: Ukutula are screening Blood Lions in a bid to raise awareness about canned hunting. Yes you read that right. Ukutula.
It’s been a busy few months for me (Beth!) here at Claws Out and it’s not about to slow down anytime soon…
Last week I was contacted by Brian O’Shear on Twitter to draw my attention to a petition he had started. The most obvious place to start when banning the transportation of lion trophies seems to be the airlines/cargo ships that are still allowing the shipment worldwide and surprisingly, it hadn’t crossed my mind that online marketplaces such as eBay would be selling trophies.