Claws Out

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The Claws Out campaign aims to end the exploitation

of captive lions in South Africa.


Every year, thousands of lions are being bred for profit and will die in captivity – we are taking a stand against this.

About Beth

Beth founded and manages the Claws Out campaign against lion exploitation in South Africa.

Across Africa, wild lion numbers are plummeting and there is a clear correlation with the growth of the captive industry. The legalisation of the lion bone trade is creating an issue of supply and demand – advertising the King of the Jungle as a commodity and this must be stopped.

Volunteers and tourists are unaware of the role they are playing in both the lion bone trade and the canned hunting industry and this must end now, before it is too late

Through the Claws Out campaign we are launching an educational Roadshow alongside our Claws Out Pledge to try and raise awareness to the atrocities that lions face and help to end captive lion exploitation.

Our Claws Out Pledge is now live and ready for you to sign!

When Beth booked her trip to South Africa, she was led to believe she was taking part in conservation and making a real difference – the sad truth is that thousands of volunteers and tourists make the same mistake every year and unintentionally contribute towards lion exploitation.

Now we’re giving YOU the opportunity to join our campaign and make your pledge to never cuddle lion cubs, walk with lions, or visit a facility that offers those experiences.

Please join us in standing against this abhorrent exploitation of lions and take our pledge.

Can you help?

If you find lion cub petting trips advertised on travel websites, gap agencies or even volunteers sharing their past experiences, please contact to help with this campaign.

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