Tiger caged behind metal bars

Roadmap to closing captive tiger facilities

An outline on how to address the complexities associated with closing these facilities

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Big Cats on Breeding Farms

The truth behind the tourist attraction of cuddling and walking with a cub

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Demand an end to the commercial trade of all big cats 

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FOUR PAWS is fighting to ban the commercial trade of ALL big cats in South Africa

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South Africa is intensively farming and commercially trading big cats. The growing exploitation includes not only indigenous species such as lions and leopards, but also exotic species like tigers and jaguars.

Big cats are being traded both legally and illegally, fuelling an international market for traditional Asian medicine products and so-called luxury items. This contributes to the decline of the species in the wild and a worldwide biodiversity crisis.

As long as there is trade, every big cat has a price on its head.

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Breeding farms operate across South Africa

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lions and an unknown number of tigers are kept in captivity across the country

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Lion cubs are sold for between ZAR 10,000-15,000 (EUR 500-900)
Tiger cubs are sold for between ZAR 15,000-25,000 (EUR 800-1,500) 

Tiger Trade

Roadmap to closing captive tiger facilities of concern

An outline on how to address the complexities associated with closing these facilities

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Tiger cub in a cage

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Add your voice to ban the captive breeding of lions in South Africa

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Year of the Tiger?

An investigative report into the big cat farming in South Africa and the need for international action

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Lion in a sanctuary

END OF CAPTIVE LION BREEDING IN SIGHT 

SA Government announces the end of the intensive breeding of lions in captivity

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Lion looking out beyond cage

CAPTIVE BREEDING FACTS

We're fighting to end the captive breeding and keeping of lions and other big cats for commercial purposes

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The Vicious Cycle

A review of the exploitation of South Africa's captive big cats & its people

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Adult tiger behind fence

FOUR PAWS at CITES CoP19

What is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and why is FOUR PAWS participating?

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Petting of white tiger cub

Barely Wild

Inside the big cat farming industry for tourism

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Lion at LIONSROCK

#BreakTheViciousCycle Milestones

Celebrating achievements and accomplishments in the fight against the big cat trade in South Africa

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The sad reality

Big cat farming in South Africa

Lioness in a small enclosure

Intensive breeding 

Tiger being walked on a lead

A lifetime of exploitation

Tiger's keeping in a wagon as part of big cats performance

More valuable dead than alive 

Three things you can do...

to protect big cats

Spread the word!

Spread the word!


Not enough people know South Africa is farming big cats!

Don’t participate!

Don’t participate!


 Selfies with tiger and lion cubs fuel the big cat trade!

Stay informed!

Stay informed!


FOUR PAWS wants to engage in discussions with the South Africa Government and we need your voice and support in the debate!
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Sign our petition to demand an end to the commercial trade of all big cats and their parts in South Africa

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