For The Love Of Wildlife - Belgrave VIC - Has Ended
Cocktail Event and Fundraiser
For the Love of Wildlife is a grass roots, not for profit organisation hosting Ian Michler (Sth Africa) in consultation with Jason Wood MP and the Australian Government.
This fundraiser aims to assist in the production of a very important investigate documentary exposing the cruelty of the canned hunting industry.
On the night
Enjoy a glass of champagne, beer or wine on arrival with light finger food.
Renown International Guest Speaker Ian Michler, who is researcher and lead character in the upcoming documentary on captive breeding and canned hunting industries. He is also the founder and partner in Invent Africa Safaris and a published author/journalist. Ian will be in Australia to consult with Environment Minister, Greg Hunt after consulting governments in Finland and Switzerland.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Ian's direct experience with wildlife and the critical place it's facing.
A rare opportunity that shouldn't be missed to see Judi Connelli, Peter Hurley and Suzanne Johnston at their topical, humorous, poignant and dramatic best...expect the unexpected!
Why is this film important
In South Africa, there are approximately 8,000 predators in captivity with lions making up the vast majority. Most live in appalling conditions, with inadequate protocols in place to protect them or regulate their welfare, or the genetic integrity of their blood lines. The breeders of these animals state that they’re breeding lions to preserve the species, to protect them for conservation purposes. However, the bloody truth is that almost all the male lions become victims of the “canned” (captive) hunting industry, a sport where hand reared, tame lions become targets in the sites of lazy hunters, who pay thousands of dollars for the dubious privilege of shooting the king of beasts, in circumstances which are anything but sporting. Cubs are ripped away from their mothers just days after birth to force the lionesses into rapidly repetitive reproductive cycle…. they are simply used as breeding machines, after which their bones are shipped to the Far East to supplement the "tiger wine" industry.
This investigative documentary follows the story of Ian Michler, a renowned wildlife journalist, and his 15-year long journey to uncover the truth behind the breeding farms and the canned lion hunting in South Africa. In his brave and tenacious attempts to show the exploitation and the horrors of these industries he will be confronted with aggressive operators, indifferent government officials and complicit hunters. It’s an emotional ride, but ultimately one that will make a difference. This film will be pivotal in spreading the awareness about the deceit by exposing what really goes on in the cages and behind the fences of over 150 breeding farms in South Africa. In this way, it hopes to bring about change to ensure that canned hunting is CANNED forever.
What we need
We need your support! Please come along with friends and family and enjoy a fun night and an opportunity to network with likeminded people.
Help us change the world for these lions as wild lion populations are in the balance.
Bell Real Estate will host an auction with incredible items such as wine from Margaret River, original art, glass gardens, sculpture...just to list a few. You certainly won't be disappointed.