City hints at ‘canned hunting’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality does not want to give annual rates rebates to the Kragga Kamma Game Park and Seaview Predator Park, saying it cannot be sure that the two game parks are not participating in “canned hunting”.

The municipality claims the council would be seen in an extremely poor light if it was later discovered that the two tourist attractions were involved in “such unethical practices”.

Over the years, the policy has allowed the two game parks to receive a 75% discount on normal business and commercial property rates, but the rates policy was amended last year to include an ambiguous line that the parks should be used predominantly as game parks with the sole purpose of viewing of animals. – Rochelle de Kock

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12 thoughts on “City hints at ‘canned hunting’

  • July 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm
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    Charles, do yourself a big favour and do a little research before passing such remarks. There is no place for tame lion cubs after they have lost their appeal, do you foolishly think they retrain them to make them wild? You are so selfish and just think of your own entertainment.

    http://www.nspca.co.za/page/cub-and-lion-bone-trade

    You do realise that it’s impossible for there to be so many orphan dolphins, research the Taiji Cove a bit, and you will realise they are taken away from their moms which mourn for them before they are killed for their meat. They often spend days starving in the nets before they get culled.

    http://www.seashepherd.org/cove-guardians/

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  • March 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm
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    How do you know that canned hunting is taking place????? Do not ASSUME!

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  • March 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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    i have visited Kragga Kamma on many occasions. I can assure you that they have no links to canned hunting. Neither do they have lions or any cubs on the premises. To say this about KK is grossly unfair and will cause damage to a business that is giving employment to so many people.

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  • March 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm
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    Fantastic example of progressive conservation. The canned hunting industry is a disgusting industry, that now threatens the security and land-rights of the Masai people, who is now being forced off their land so that canned lion hunting can be introduced. There goes the Masai Mara just because of greed. This is an industry that cannot be allowed to continue, as on the African continent few countries allow bow hunting, and SA does, making them a favorite to can hunt lions using bows. Anyone who thinks that’s okay has no moral compass to speak off.

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  • March 21, 2014 at 12:56 pm
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    BRILLIANT!!!! Wish more municipalities are like you – well done!

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  • March 21, 2014 at 1:19 am
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    I totally agree with this!!! If they are helping the canned hunting that is going on then I’m glad they have done this!! Canned hunting and those who are working with/alongside should be named, shamed and ran out of business!! This along with many other thugs should not be going on for the rich to feel more in power shooting a beautiful wild animal for money!! We should be admiring these in their own environment, not having cubs torn away from their mother for people to pay to pet then sold on to be dumped in the wild then shot!! Well done for taking action!!

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  • March 21, 2014 at 12:36 am
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    Bravo! No tourist in their right mind will support a canned lion park or a town that is supporting it. So well done, PE! Hope more cities follow your example! Say no to canned lion parks!

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  • March 21, 2014 at 12:32 am
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    Thank you for caring! I have visited beautiful Port Elizabeth twice and knowing the council cares for the environment makes me recommend your lovely town to my friends and family! I will come back! Tourists don’t want to see suffering animals, they want to see the real wild nature!

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  • March 21, 2014 at 12:29 am
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    Wonderful news!

    Canned hunting is a barbaric practice. It is not only pushing species like lions towards extinction in the wild, but also jeopardizing long term opportunities for locals in ecotourism. It’s truly sad that there are countless operations in the country marketing themselves as breeding centers, taking volunteers dollars and then breeding lions for the bullet. If corporations want favorable economic arrangements they need to be doing business in an ethical manner.

    For those wanting more info I suggest checking out:

    http://www.cannedlion.org/

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  • March 20, 2014 at 3:15 pm
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    The Municipality is destroying all the tourist attractions in and around PE

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  • March 20, 2014 at 12:17 pm
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    Good idea! N.M.B.M. You have wiped out the Apple Train,The dolphinarium,the museum is a shadow of its former self,the city is run down with uncut grass and rubbish all over,the new pools on the sea front covered in green slime.You are slowly destroying Port Elizabeth as a tourist destination! No wonder that most tourism books do not even mention P.E.What about all the people employed at the game parks who will lose their jobs never mind the revenue that they create for the city.Pathetic!

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