Lion laws in force

North West Agriculture and Conservation MEC Mandlenkosi Mayisela met lion farmers in the province to discuss the impact of new regulations governing lion hunting that came into effect yesterday.

North West Agriculture and Conservation MEC Mandlenkosi Mayisela met lion farmers in the province to discuss the impact of new regulations governing lion hunting that came into effect yesterday.

"It is the feeling of lion farmers that the extended timeframe required by the new national regulations will almost certainly kill the lion farming industry," Mayisela said in a statement.

The new regulations require that a lion should be free to roam for 24 months on a farm before it can be hunted.

The current regulations of the North West government allow lions to be hunted after only 96 hours. - Sapa

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