Rand, not lion, is the king

03 October 2016 - 08:42 By GRAEME HOSKEN

The government appears to have sold out the lion and caved in to multimillion-rand captive-breeding businesses. South African delegates, part of an international working group on the sidelines of the Cites conference to protect endangered species, have agreed to "annual export quotas for the trade in [lion] bones, bone products, claws, skeletons, skulls and teeth for commercial purposes derived from captive breeding operations in South Africa will be established and communicated annually to the...

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