South Africa reclassifies 33 wild species as farm animals. A list of iconic and in some cases endangered wild animals can now be manipulated as farmin

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Lions, cheetahs, rhinos and zebras were among 33 wild species which became farm animals as of May this year when the South African Government approved a brief amendment to the Animal Improvement Act (AIA) which governs livestock breeding.12

There has been virtually no mention of this in the media, as the legislation was slipped through without public consultation. There’s no international precedent for such an extraordinary “domestication” of wild animals.

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Seems like the government don't want poachers feeling bad after they kill " farm animals ". How nice of them
 

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The list includes Cape buffalos, mountain zebras, lions, giraffe, white and black rhinos, cheetahs, a large number of plains game in addition to curiosities like ankole cattle, water buffaloes, Tankwa and veld goats, bulldogs, keeshonds, pugs and rottweilers.
The legislation allows artificial insemination, the collection of semen and embryos as well as the transfer of embryos and “genetic material.” Such material can be collected, evaluated, processed, packed and sold. Though this is common practice with traditional farm animals, it carries considerable risks for wild ones.
Game farmers must be over the moon.
 

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So what would the motivation be? Conversion of reserves to farms?
 

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This might actually save the rhino in the long run, as you can now farm them in high numbers.
 

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Canned lions and export trade opened wide?
Not sure this would change the canned hunting business. It's been on the go without the new legislation. There must be another reason.
 

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Think it's a sensible way to preserve the species, to profit off them.
Just a shame if they were to become less dependent on their natural wild environment and more dependent on humans.... we tend to breed abominations to our liking....
 

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In a collapsed economy, how will people sustain themselves in other ways? Who knows, in the near future when we run out of these animals, perhaps things like fraud, theft and corruption may even be legalized.
 

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What is the motive here?

What is the ANCs angle with this?
 

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What is the motive here?

What is the ANCs angle with this?
Money of course.... nothing done by the ANC is for the good of the people. There will also be a corruption factor or perhaps even something more sinister behind their decisions.
 
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What is the motive here?

What is the ANCs angle with this?
Squirrel has big stakes in game and he has been breeding and selling quiet a lot.
He has one of the most expensive buffalo in the country.
 

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Squirrel has big stakes in game and he has been breeding and selling quiet a lot.
He has one of the most expensive buffalo in the country.
I think a lot of them own farms. There is definitely something stirring in the pot.
 

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What is the motive here?

What is the ANCs angle with this?
Money, and waiting for some farmer to set up a decent reserve, aaaand the expropriate it so they can brag to their friends that they own a lion farm...

The Chinese pay Goooood money for Lion Penis, and Lhino Hon
 

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"bulldogs, keeshonds, pugs and rottweilers" straight to the Chinese take-aways :laugh:
 
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