What is "canned" lion hunting?
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Are people hunting 'canned lions' in South Africa?

The World Conservation Congress has backed calls to push South Africa to ban the hunting of lions bred in captivity – and something known as “canned lion” hunting.

South Africa is the world's biggest exporter of animal heads - mainly to hunters who pay thousands of dollars to hunt lions and take their heads home as trophies.

Cameraman Derek Cobbett has shared his footage of a "canned lion" hunt with the BBC.

Warning: Some viewers may find these images upsetting.

  • 08 Sep 2016
  • From the section Africa
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