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Unfair Game Reviews

Unfair Game by Michael Ashcroft

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

Michael Ashcroft

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Imprint: Biteback Publishing
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Publication date: 16 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781785906114

The shocking expose of an inquiry into South Africa's lion business.

4 stars out of 5
28 Jun 2020

"a damning look at the captive lion hunting trade"

Somehow this is not an entirely depressing book. A highlight is Ashcroft’s team rescuing a lion, Simba, and sending it to a sanctuary. This should really be read as a call for broader action, though. Governments can end this cruel trade and we can all contribute, not just by lobbying, but also by seeing these killers for who they really are. They are not macho hunters; they are wimpy sadists slaughtering anaemic imitations of nature’s most majestic beast.