Sharing is caring!Facebook2Twitter0Google+0Pinterest0 Two white lions held in captivity on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa have been poisoned by poach...
Two white lions held in captivity on a farm in Limpopo, South Africa have been poisoned by poachers who cut off their heads and paws for use. The lions are believed to have been targeted as part of a multi-killing, where animal body parts are used for healing in black magic rituals.
It has been estimated that 8,000 lions are bred in captivity in South Africa.
According to a source: ‘The lions are often sold to facilities which offer walking experiences with lions. The final journey for most of these hand-reared lions is as a trophy to be mounted on a hunter’s wall.’
1000 lions are killed annually in South Africa by rich tourists who pay $5,400 (£3,500) to $48,000 (£31,000), depending on size and condition.