Unfair Game: An exposé of South Africa's captive-bred lion industry

April 8, 2021
Unfair Game: An exposé of South Africa's captive-bred lion industry

In April 2019 Lord Ashcroft published the results of hisyear-long investigation into South Africa's captive-bred lionindustry. Over eleven pages of a single edition of the Mail onSunday he showed why this sickening trade, which involves appallingcruelty to the 'King of the Savannah' from birth to death, hasbecome a stain on the country.Unfair Game, to be published in June 2020, features the shockingresults of a new inquiry Lord Ashcroft has conducted into SouthAfrica's lion business. In the book, he shows how tourists areunwittingly being used to support the abuse of lions; he detailshow lions are being tranquilised and then hunted in enclosedspaces; he urges the British government to ban the import ofcaptive-bred lion trophies; and he demonstrates why Asia'sinsatiable appetite for lion bones has become a multimillion-dollarbusiness linked to criminality and corruption, which now underpinsSouth Africa's captive lion industry.