Wildlife Not medicine
World Animal Protection, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and University of Oxford, have released evidence that provides new insight into the use of wildlife as Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”) - with hopes of a solution that could protect wildlife from suffering and extinction. TAWAP.org provides alternatives to wild animal preparations, using plant and mineral based ingredients instead.
8,000-12,000 lions and thousands of other big cats, including tigers and cheetahs, are bred and kept in captivity in more than 350 facilities in South Africa. These predators are bred for commercial purposes, including interactive tourism, “canned” hunting, lion bone trade and live exports.
Working together with Blood Lions and many other stakeholders in the animal welfare and conservation sectors, World Animal Protection is working to ensure the South African government’s commitment to phase out captive lion farming is implemented.