'Unfair Game' lays bare South Africa’s cruel ‘canned lion’ industry
This week Whitfield interviewed British businessman and philanthropist Lord Michael Ashcroft.
Ashcroft is the author of “Unfair Game: An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry”.
Business book reviews from the archives of The Money Show:
Description of “Unfair Game” by Jonathan Ball Publishers:
In April 2019 Lord Ashcroft published the results of his year-long investigation into South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry.
Over 11 pages of a single edition of the Mail on Sunday he showed why this sickening trade, which involves appalling cruelty to the ‘King of the Savannah’ from birth to death, has become a stain on the country.
Unfair Game features the shocking results of a new inquiry Lord Ashcroft has carried out into South Africa’s lion business.
In the book, he shows how tourists are unwittingly being used to support the abuse of lions; he details how lions are being tranquilised and then hunted in enclosed spaces; he urges the British government to ban imports of captive-bred lion trophies, and he demonstrates why Asia’s insatiable appetite for lion bones has become a multi-million dollar business linked to criminality and corruption which now underpins South Africa's captive lion industry.
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : 'Unfair Game' lays bare South Africa’s cruel ‘canned lion’ industry
"When your thoughts are centred around the meaning of your life, you unleash immeasurable power,” says author Richard Wright.Read More
Can we transcend the slaughter? Chase Purdy on his book "Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food".Read More
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews columnist Tom Eaton about his new book, "Is it me, or is it getting hot in here?"Read More
Politics of the left and right are failing argues Thomas Piketty in his latest New York Times Best Seller, "Capital and Ideology".Read More
A strong, positive mindset is one trait Bruce Whitfield has identified in two decades of interrogating how billionaires think.Read More
This bestseller examines the power of 'cognitive diversity' - the ability to think differently about the world around us.Read More
You are just one deal away from turning your dreams into reality.Read More
From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, to server crashes on launch day - how Netflix was born.Read More
Ian Mann reviews Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know”.Read More
Bruce Whitfield interviews News24 Editor Adriaan Basson, author of "Blessed by Bosasa - Inside Gavin Watson's State Capture Cult".Read More