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Lion Task Team Nomination 

South Africa’s Department for Environment has announced it will establish a Ministerial Task Team to work on the phase out of the captive lion breeding industry.  

23.8.2022

We need your help for South African lions!  

South Africa’s Department for Environment has announced it will be creating a Ministerial Task Team to work on the plans to phase out of the captive lion breeding industry. It is imperative that individuals from animal welfare organisations are on this task team, to ensure that this phase out is both effective and humane. 

Now is our chance to nominate individuals to be part of this important team and we need your help to nominate our Director, Fiona Miles. Fiona has been campaigning and advocating for the phase out of the captive lion breeding industry in South Africa, for over 16 years. She knows exactly what it takes to rescue lions from exploitative conditions and what it takes to transform an exploitative facility into a True Sanctuary, to truly rescue big cats, as she did with LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary. Click here to nominate Fiona 

In addition, you can also nominate three additional FOUR PAWS candidates for this important task team namely: 

Hildegard Pirker: Sanctuary Manager at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary and animal welfare expert with more than 16 years of experience.  . Click here to nominate 

Dr. Christine Steyrer: Onsite Veterinarian at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary responsible for the welfare of more than 100 big cats.   Click here to nominate

Dr. Peter Caldwell: One of the leading wildlife experts in veterinary care in South Africa with his own practice, Old Chapel Veterinarian Clinic for small animals and wildlife Click here to nominate   

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT:  

Click and read more about our candidates below and send an email nominating your chosen candidate/s. The deadline is Friday 26th of August so we need your support now!  

Further information and the full Government Gazette can be found here: https://www.gov.za/sites/default/files/gcis_document/202208/46706gon2379.pdf

Meet your nominees 

Click on the images below to find out more about the nominees   

FIONA MILES


   Fiona Miles: Director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa is one of the leading women in South Africa, advocating for legislative change for big cats, with more than 16 years of experience. 

To nominate Fiona, click here

HILDEGARD PIRKER


Hildegard Pirker: Sanctuary Manager at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary and animal welfare expert with more than 16 years of experience.

To nominate Hildegard, click here  

DR. PETER CALDWELL


Dr. Peter Caldwell: One of the leading wildlife experts in veterinary care in South Africa.

To nominate Dr. Peter, click here    

DR. CHRISTINE STEYRER 


Dr. Christine Steyrer: Onsite Veterinarian at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary responsible for the welfare of more than 100 big cats.

To nominate Dr. Christine, click here

#BREAKTHEVICIOUSCYCLE


FOUR PAWS is fighting to ban the commercial trade of ALL big cats in South Africa. Click here to find out more about our fight to end captive breeding. 

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