March 2014’s comments received on the Tourism Tattler website and Facebook pages:
Congratulations to Angela Helgesen!
Angela’s comment to the article below has been chosen as the prize winner for March 2014. Angela’s prize of a ‘Eye of the Leopard’ DVD will be delivered with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the Finest Products to the Hospitality Industry. Editor.
Posted on Facebook March 22 at 4:00am:
This is John Edward, a well known psychic….he believes that the cub-petting park he visited is ethical; however, it was the same park from whence this now infamous pic was taken. The photo of a lion being dragged by his hind legs. Mr. Edward has stated that research was done prior to the trip to make sure that these parks are ethical. We don’t doubt that – they hide it very well. Please share this far and wide – CUB PETTING FEEDS THE CANNED HUNTING INDUSTRY…….TOURISTS BEWARE!!!
Comment: March 22 at 8:48am
Name and shame all who visit and support cub petting! This place must be closed down!!! I will personally fund the care of the lions there and try to relocate them to ethical sanctuaries. Who is with me on this? Also, John Edward is now persona non grata to me and banned in my home, and I will not ever again attend his shows. I have been before, and due to the Lion March I didn’t go on the 15th. How fortuitous for me!!! Mel Chiert
Comment: March 22 at 5:37pm
I don’t believe that a name and shame is the goal. Most do not realise the link between canned hunting and cub petting. I don’t believe Mr Edwards did. Most of these facilities would never publicly state that their main purpose is to breed canned lions. The rule of thumb – if they offer cub petting, avoid at all costs. Awareness is the key….. Angela Helgesen
Comment: March 22 at 2:31pm
Mel as you have been to John Edwards shows, do try to go one more time, I know it will not be easy, to see if you can speak to him one on one and tell him exactly what happens to the cubs from the time they are pulled from their mothers at a few days old to the time they are killed for the pleasure of humans. You might be the only one on this board who has been to his shows and you might be able to get to him to tell him the whole truth of the horrors of canned hunting. Penny Thorn
Win a prize for your comment posted during April
The winning comment posted on the Tattler website or Facebook page during the month of April 2014 will receive a copy of Dereck and Beverly Joubert’s ‘Relentless Enemies’ DVD with the compliments of Livingstones Supply Co – Suppliers of the Finest Products to the Hospitality Industry. For more information visit: www.livingstonessupplyco.co.za
About ‘Relentless Enemies’: In an amazing place called Duba Plains in Botswana, a relatively new island is home to three prides of lions and just over a thousand buffalo. The interactions that happen each day are intense. Three prides compete for the prey but far from being a one sided relationship where lions hunt from the herd, it has become a battle between them with lions often being chased and occasionally killed as well.