Why Lion Trophy Hunting Must End

Mark Jones | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Mark Jones

Most people know about the terrible declines in many of Africa's animals, particularly elephants. What many people don't realise is that Lions, arguably the most iconic of Africa's predators, are also in real trouble.

Death of a Lion Tamer's Wife: Mai Stephens 1924 - 2015

Douglas McPherson | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

Mai Stephens, who has died aged 91, brought glamour to the act of Ireland's most famous lion tamer, her husband, the self-styled 'Captain' Bill Stephens. Her most dangerous stunt was bending over a rack of sharp knives while a lion leapt over her.

Poaching Power: A Rarely Told Story

Frontier | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK

The death of Cecil earlier this year evoked outrage across the planet, with people up in arms over the death of one of Africa's favourite lions. The killer, a dentist from Minnesota, endured the wrath of many, but the real villains are those that do not make the front pages.

In the Lion of Fire

Caitlin Hamilton | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK
Caitlin Hamilton

On July 1, Cecil, Zimbabwe's iconic and magnificent adult male African lion, was brutally shot and murdered in the name of sport. On December 5, a pr...

Outrage As Pride Of Lions Made Famous By BBC's Big Cat Diary Are Poisoned

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK

A pride of lions that became household names after featuring on the BBC's Big Cat Diary have been poisoned in Kenya's Masai Mara reserve. The lions...

Bred to Die, the Real Tragedy of the Lion at Odense Zoo

Claire Bass | Posted 16.10.2016 | UK
Claire Bass

This was a perfectly healthy young lion, killed at nine months of age not because she was sick or injured, but simply because nobody wanted her. Just like Marius the giraffe shot with a bolt to the head at Copenhagen Zoo last year, she is one of an estimated 5,000 animals bred in captivity each year in European zoos but killed because they are considered surplus to requirements, genetically undesirable for the zoo's breeding programme.

Lion Dissected In Front Of Children In 'Macabre Spectacle' At Demark's Odense Zoo

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES A lion cub was dissected at a Danish zoo in front of horrified children on Thursday. The “macabre spectacle” sparked in...

Happy Friday! Here's A Tiny Lion Attempting To Roar

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK

Sometimes we all try to act a little bit older than we are, and this little lion cub has proved the animal world is no exception. The small cat was...

Cecil The Lion's Killer Speaks Out, Doesn't Rule Out Future Hunts

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist accused of killing Cecil the Lion says he intends to return to work this week, as he refuses to rule out attending...

Fair Game?

simon baldwin | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK
simon baldwin

Huberta was a hippo, thought to have been born in 1928 on South Africa's Zululand coast. She made the news because, unlike other hippos, she liked to wander. By her journey's end, she had traveled well over a thousand miles. The media of the day reported her progress - she was a celebrity in her own right. When Huberta was shot dead, it caused an outcry.

Breeding Cruelty - The Problem With Lion Tourism in Africa

Neil D’Cruze | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK
Neil D’Cruze

The death of Cecil the lion has caused global public outrage, the like of which has never been seen before. On World Lion Day it is also important to remember the many thousands of lions whose welfare, and perhaps very existence, remain under threat from the unethical tourism taking place in Africa today.

Cecil's Legacy: Fatherless Lion Cubs Pictured Cuddling Up Together At Night

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK

Despite fears a new pride leader would kill Cecil the lion's cubs, after the beast was hunted down and killed by American dentist Walter Palmer, it se...

On Killing Cecil, Violent Thoughts, and 'Real Men'

Louise Mead | Posted 31.07.2016 | UK
Louise Mead

If we truly want an end to violence in the world, then we need to initiate that end in ourselves first. In order to achieve this, we must recognise that thoughts and words come before action. And so, we must begin by tackling the violence in our own thoughts, words, and behaviours if we wish to see an end to it in the behaviour of others.

The Hunter Who Killed Cecil The Lion May Finally Face Justice In Zimbabwe

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK

Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed Cecil the Lion, could be deported to Zimbabwe to face trial after the country's wildlife minister annou...

Why Cecil the Lion's Death Is a Bitter Blow for Our Kids

Kim Chambers | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Parents
Kim Chambers

Children always offer great perspective when we take the time to listen. The controversial killing of Cecil the Lion saddened my six-year-old daughter but what most confounded her was why an educated adult would actually choose to rid the world of lions.

People Are Lot More Upset About A Dead Lion Than A Dead Migrant

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK

Social media is laying bare the disparity between the public reactions to a dead lion and a dead migrant. Zimbabwe's famous big cat Cecil was shot ...

Jimmy Kimmel's Cecil The Lion Monologue Has Already Raised $150k For Wildlife Preservation

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The world has been rocked this week by the news that Zimbabwe's beloved celebrity lion Cecil had been hunted and killed by US dentist Walter Palmer. P...

The Review Page Of Dentist 'Outed As Cecil The Lion's Killer' Has Been Hijacked

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Walt Palmer is the American and "elite hunter" who has been accused of killing Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, after the beast was found decapitated an...

Cecil The Lion's Killer 'Revealed As American Dentist'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

The man who is believed to have paid wildlife guides £35,000 to let him hunt and kill Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil, is reportedly an American dentis...

Cecil The Lion, Zimbabwe's Famous Big Cat, Shot And Killed By Hunter Who Bribed Wildlife Guide

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's famous big cat, has been shot and killed by a man who paid £35,000 to wildlife guides to let him hunt the animal. The m...

Cecil The Lion Killing Prompts Call For EU Imports Ban

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics

A Liberal Democrat MEP has called for a ban on importing hunted lions after the iconic Cecil the Lion, Zimbabwe's most famous big cat, was killed. ...

Badass Lions Halt Traffic To Capture, Kill And Devour Prey

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Two male lions have been filmed hunting and pouncing on a kudu amidst traffic in northeastern South Africa. The antelope found itself helpless at t...

Game Of Thrones Editor Mauled To Death After Lion Leaps Through Car Window

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

An American tourist who was mauled to death by a lion that leapt through her open car window at a South African safari park has been named as Katherin...

Lion Lunges Through Car Window And Mauls Woman To Death In Safari Park

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

A young woman was killed by a lion on Monday after it jumped through her car window in a safari park. The American tourist was taking photos of the...

Edinburgh Fringe Gets Circus Hub But I'd Rather See Some Lions

Douglas McPherson | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Douglas McPherson

It's the traditional circuses that have always existed on box office takings alone while most new circus relies on sponsorship and public funding.