Unfair Game – the shocking results of a new inquiry into South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry
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Unfair Game: An Exposé of South Africa’s Captive-bred Lion Industry by Michael Ashcroft is out now from 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.
About the author
Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC is an international businessman, philanthropist, author and pollster. He is a former treasurer and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party. He is also honorary chairman and a former treasurer of the International Democratic Union. He is founder and chairman of the board of trustees of Crimestoppers, chairman of the trustees of Ashcroft Technology Academy, chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University, vice-patron of the Intelligence Corps Museum, a senior fellow of the International Strategic Studies Association and a former trustee of Imperial War Museums.