like Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park where most of the income for wildlife conservation comes from trophy hunting.
Still, I find the practice abhorrent at best, and then there's canned lion hunting. As part of an investigation dubbed 'Project Simba', which is prominently featured by Lord Ashcroft, a prominent British politician and philanthropist, the truth has now been laid bare.
According to Business Insider, "up to 200 farms in South Africa breed lions for such "canned" high-priced trophy hunts ":
It involved over the course of a year and involved" former special forces and security operations "who infiltrated lion breeding in South Africa, Ashcroft said.
Ashcroft said, "green hunts," where his team found a thriving business of captive lions. Another aspect of the business, he says, is the creation of lion and tiger cross-breeds, ligers and tigons, in order to speed up growth and so have heavier bones to sell in the thriving market for traditional medicines in mostly China and South East Asia.
It's true ̵
"By requesting a barbaric practice, the South African Government is the reputation of a country that treasures its position on the international stage in the aftermath of apartheid, "he said in a statement.
You're bucking up and getting ready for some escalated blood pressure before watching this one:
Sick to my stomach.
Ashcroft has launched a new website – https: //www.l ordashcroftwildlife.com/ – detailing the full findings of his investigation.