Pearl Thusi: The way in which lions are treated in SA is cruel

Today is World Lion Day.

Actress and wildlife advocate, Pearl Thusi has uncovered exploitation against lions.

Speaking to Bongani Bingwa on the Breakfast Show, Thusi says she has always wanted to be a wildlife vet.

The lion is a lauded animal around the world, the African lion specifically and to think that Africans are the ones treating them like the way domestics animals are treated is incredibly cruel.

Pearl Thusi, Actress and Wild Life Advocate

The lion is part of the big five in this country. Right now there are about 3 000 lions roaming in our Safari parks.

Pearl Thusi, Actress and Wild Life Advocate

There are over 7 000 in 260 breeding spots where they breed these lions. It's a very cruel practice and it is perpetuated by people abroad, it is a business.

Pearl Thusi, Actress and Wild Life Advocate

Listen to what Thusi says about the conservation of Lions...


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