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.

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.

We are fortunate enough to have a limited edition, signed copy of David Yarrow‘s Wild Encounters book available for purchase. The Deluxe Edition, retailing at £1,500 is one of 500 and is truly amazing.