Welcome to the website of THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANNED HUNTING
The Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH), is a registered Section 21 charity (2006/036885/08) and Public Benefit organisation. PBO number: 930030402
The overall aim of the organisation is to promote animal welfare but for practical and historic reasons, CACH focuses on the following issues:-
BAN TROPHY HUNTING
The mission is to get all trophy hunting banned in South Africa, since all trophy hunting in South Africa is canned to a greater or lesser extent. To that end, CACH has put together a comprehensive audio visual presentation which has been shown to thousands of people from all walks of life in South Africa, Kenya and U.K. Find out more about this issue.
BAN GIN TRAPS
The on going indiscriminate slaughter of wild animals by farmers acting in the belief that they are protecting their livestock is a major threat to wildlife. Non lethal alternatives are available and CACH has actively promoted the banning of gin traps and the abolition of the vermin laws in South Africa, both by legal proceedings all the way to the Constitutional Court, and by animal advocacy in the media. Find out more about this issue.
DONATE BY BUYING OUR BOOKS
We have published two books, our first book "For the Love of Wildlife" is a hard copy book and details can be found at www.fortheloveofwildife.com the books website.
Our second book "Kalahari Dream" is the story of our seven years in the Kalahari rehabilitating wild life there. Those details can be found at www.kalahari-dream.com the books website.
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF OUR BOOKS WILL GO TOWARDS OUR CAMPAIGN. PLEASE HELP US SAVE OUR WILDLIFE.
The hunting industry is both wealthy and powerful. Their pro-hunting arguments are clever and laced with casuistry. They put you to sleep, keep you calm, with phrases like population control, sustainable use and, believe it or not, conservation.
They would have you believe that they are such masters of their chosen profession that they kill quickly, quietly and painlessly. It's humane, they'll tell you.
CANNED LION HUNTING AND THE NEW TOPS REGULATIONS*
The Department of the Environment has published amendments to the Threatened or Protected Species( TOPS) regulations (and given the public 60 days to file comment. 60 days ending 15th June 2013.) Campaign Against Canned Hunting, the NGO that has spent more than a decade exposing the abuses of lion farming and canned lion hunting, has extracted from the 101 page document those provisions that affect lions and comments upon them below.
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
THREATENED OR PROTECTED SPECIES REGULATIONS (TOPS)
Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister, within 60 (sixty) days after the publication of the notice in the Gazette, written comments or inputs to the following addresses:
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to: (012) 320 7026
Captive Breeding facilities
Sec 26 (3)
For more than a decade Bev and I have carried the costs of the Campaign out of our own savings. Including lecture tours overseas. Other than 2006 when the Marchig Award came with some welcome funding, we’ve had almost no financial support.
Now that it is becoming so important to scale up our operation, we are making our first ever appeal for funds.
Take a look at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/campaign-against-canned-hunting?show_todos=true
Anything you can do to promote this would be much appreciated.
MERO MOTU AND THE EXTINCTION OF LIONS .
Allow me to connect the dots to explain how the decision of the S.A. Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the canned hunting case could contribute to the extinction of wild lions in S.A.
To recap, the Minister for the Environment (at that time Van Schalkwyk) tried to impose a 24- month wilding rule on the captive lion breeders in the TOPS regulations (TOPS = Threatened Or Protected Species Regs).
Hunting is to conservation what pornography is to art. Watch this video as proof.
Herewith the Report that I sent out to my contacts, to give them an idea what went on at the workshop. It is not intended to be comprehensive.
SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO
LIVESTOCK FARMER – WILDLIFE CONFLICT
IN THE WESTERN CAPE
A workshop at Ganzekraal Conference Centre
6 – 7th March 2013
DAY 1: 6th March 2013
09h30 Welcome Chairperson - Annie Beckhelling)
09h40 Ice Breaker Facilitator – Nicola King
A NEW PHILOSOPHY FOR CONSERVATION
The doctrine of sustainable use has failed. Everywhere we look we find that in practice, sustainable use has become sustained abuse. Everywhere we look, we see our precious natural heritage being destroyed. Sustainable use has become just a licence to kill. Whether it is the senseless destruction by rich white men (hunting) or by poor blacks (bushmeat and poaching) or by Asian syndicates (poaching) the result is the same – devastation of biological diversity and dreadful animal suffering on a global scale.
RHINO PSEUDO HUNTER GETS 40 YEARS JAIL.
SOME RANDOM THOUGHTS.
The comments posted on social media about the 40 year prison sentence for Chumlong express unbridled schadenfreude. Rarely has a prison sentence kindled such joy in the world of conservation.