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South Africa To Ban the Breeding and Hunting of Lions in Captivity

The South African government is set to legislate a policy against breeding and hunting lions in captivity in order to halt the sale and domestication of lions.

The South African government has reportedly announced that it is in the process of officially banning the breeding and hunting of lions in captivity. This comes after findings from a task team that reviewed the management of the hunting trade that includes lions, elephants, rhinos and cheetahs. The ban, however, is not aimed at ending trophy hunting but rather seeks to halt tourists' interaction with captive lions.

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