March to stop Lion Trophy Hunting, April 2016
On Saturday the 30th April 2016, I joined the March against Lion Trophy Hunting through the tourist-filled streets of London in a call to end the imports of trophies into the UK. Hunting for trophies was first started by big-game hunters from the UK many decades ago, and it is about time we joined Australia, France, and the Netherlands in banning imports. Stopping the very thing that feeds the hunters ego and lust, the trophy, is a way to help starve the demand and therefore supply.
Organised by six charities (list and links below), the day was a fantastic success as representatives delivered a signed letter to PM Cameron while about 500 campaigners stood across from Downing Street, making their voices heard.
A big thank you to these charities involved. Please donate where you can and support their various campaigns
Born Free Foundation
Save Me Trust
Listening to speeches in Cavendish Square, London.
Some of the wonderful artwork available to all the campaigners
Lions were everywhere.
Even the dogs turned out for the Big Cats
Christine Macsween from Lion Aid, getting us started in Cavendish Square
The future generation getting involved
March to Stop Lion Trophy Hunting
Dressed to impress. Awesome effort made by the campaigners
The boards say it all
Anti-Lion trophy hunting boards
Cecil will not be forgotten
On London streets
Lion couple giving a voice to the voiceless
Had to see the irony
Loud colours and loud voices
Only psychos kill for pleasure
Save our Lions
Dominic Dyer gave us a speech at South Africa House, a country that continues to exploit lions for greed and profit. The land of the canned hunt.
Blood on our generations hands
Opposite No. 10 Downing Street
The extraordinary Virginia McKenna giving an impassioned plea to end Lion Trophy hunting.
Dr Pieter Kat, one of LionAid’s Directors giving his message.
LionAid Patron, and legendary Scottish actor, James Cosmo, letting No.10 have it.
Passionate supporters can make the difference.
The only animal hunting that should be allowed should be with a camera.