#REALTROPHY – Join our new FOUR PAWS campaign against Canned Lion Hunting!
Each year more than 1,000 lions are shot in South Africa, bred specifically to be hunted as a so-called trophy. The hunters are mostly wealthy people who pay a lot of money to satisfy their appetite for hunting. An amateur hunter – many of whom are using a gun for the first time in their lives – will pay up to 45,000 euros to shoot a defenceless lion who cannot escape. In most cases they take the slaughtered animal to their home and put it on their walls as a trophy. And this is still totally legal in South Africa.
We believe a trophy is something you should be proud of, and should not be used to describe this brutal and cowardly form of hunting. Agree? Then help us reclaim the word from the hunters by getting involved in our new campaign!
Your personal statement against Canned Lion Hunting
Have you ever won a medal at a sporting event? Do you have a special certificate on your wall at home that you are proud of? Or have you won a cup which is now placed in a dusty corner, but you actually want it to be seen? Now you have the opportunity to show these awesome things once again and to stand up for the lions in South Africa at the same time. How does this work? Very easily:
With a picture of you and your #REALTROPHY, you are sending a clear message: no lion's head should be a trophy. A won cup, a certificate, a self-made piece of furniture, your homegrown garden vegetables or even your 20-year-old friendship with a particular person: these are real trophies. Become part of our campaign against this blood-soaked business and show us your #REALTROPHY!
Each picture will be shown on our trophy wall here and will be sent to the South African government next year along with our petition signatures calling for a ban of the cruel practice of canned hunting!
Watch the video below and find out how the whole thing works: