Lion Park relocates, stops cub petting

Lion Park relocates, stops cub petting

Johannesburg - The Lion Park in Honeydew will be relocating in the near future according to its management.

On the facility's Facebook Page yesterday, the park said that it would be moving its operation to the foothils of the Magliesberg Mountains.

It said that after an incredible 50 years at its current location, the time had come to move to a larger plot.

The most important change, however, would be the end to the lion cub interaction and breeding. The group said, against the background of negative media coverage and pressure from activists, they had taken the decision to end the programme at the new premises.

The Lion Park said the insinuations that it's policy on petting had links to the canned hunting industry, had put too much pressure on the organisation. It has categorically denied such involvement in the practice. 

Meanwhile, the park says it's new home is 15 minutes from Lanseria International Airport. The move is expected to take place next year. 

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