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YEAR OF THE TIGER? 

Big cat farming in South Africa

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END OF CAPTIVE LION BREEDING IN SIGHT 

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

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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, fueling 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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FOUR PAWS at CITES CoP19

What is CITES and why is FOUR PAWS participating? 

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We Need Your Help!

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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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 Lion

The Vicious Cycle

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

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Incident report

Incidents of injury sustained through interactions with big cats 2010- 2020

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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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Three things you can do...

to protect big cats in the Year of the Tiger!

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.

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