The South African Predator Association (SAPA) intends to co-ordinate and promote the interests of its members with the view of establishing and maintaining a healthy and profitable predator breeding and hunting industry in congruence with national and international conservation principles and current national and provincial legislation.
SAPA actively represents the interests of our members locally and internationally. Join SAPA today and help us to establish and maintain a healthy and profitable predator breeding and hunting industry in South Africa.
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Captive-bred lions put end to debate
Two young lions, just over three years old, have proven that conservation by means of captive breeding is possible. Critics have been up in arms for some time now about lion farms that breed lions in captivity. According to these critics, captive-bred lions have no conservation value, as it would be impossible for them to survive out in their natural habitat.
The South African Predator Association (SAPA) has accredited a number of lion hunting destinations and outfitters / professional hunters that offer world class lion hunts in South Africa. Accreditation was awarded only after thorough assessment by an independent team of assessors and means that the particular establishment / outfitter strictly adheres and conducts its business according to SAPA’s Norms and Standards for Hunting Ranch lions in South Africa.
Unethical hunting practices or not?
SAPA and its members have increasingly become the target of malicious and deliberate attempts to portray the lion industry as unethical and those involved in this industry as bloodthirsty people without conscience. The sharpened attacks by recent television programs like Carte Blanche and BBC News and re-run of "old" footage are impeccably timed to try and sway the vote of delegates attending the CITES CoP 17 conference.
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