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Lion Breeder in Yemen Cashes in on Gulf Demand for Exotic Pets


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

Cher Away
- 541 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Conservationists criticise flourishing trade in animals bound for private collections in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the Emirates



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Natasha Salgado (511)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 8:03 am
These beautiful animals belong in the wild and not in some cage on a weathy baffoons estate. These arrogant wealthy fleas are the class mostly responsible for keeping the poachers in business and killing our wildlife. Make it a criminal offence with a minimum jail sentence of 15 years. A fine will not work in these cases as money obviously is of no concern to these mega rich maggots.
 

Sheila S. (62)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:38 am
Heartbreaking!
 

Marie H. (166)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:42 am
This is tragic, it goes down to money again! people are poor and will hunt or trap or kill wild animals, some endangered just to get money. The fines, jail sentences are a joke. What is wrong with the world letting them get away with it until we have lost our beautiful species. These animals cannot live safely in their natural habitat and are not protected very well, just to be caught wondering what their fate is, fur, medicines,trophies etc. I remember a documentary on TV where a man in USA had lots of lions, tigers etc, and when he broke up with his partner, he set them all free. All the animals were shot and killed, not darted!! How can people have these safely as pets?!!!
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:22 am
I have an idea. Let's release all the animals and create one for the humans. We could have a section for the covetous corporatist who sees nothing wrong with raping and murdering the planet in the name of progress and maximum profit. We could have one for the sycophantic politician who prostitutes himself/herself to the corporatists. We could have one for all the vile deviants who contribute nothing to society except pain and suffering for their own gratification. We could have one for all the religious idiots who think genocide; mass rape; creating child soldiers and basically destroying the planet through war and its effects in the name of this god or that one.

You get my drift.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:39 am
With the sheer nerve to know the law will not touch him, this ass takes pictures of these lions!
 

naomi cohen (60)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 10:50 am
wildcats are not pets. sad news. thank you, cher.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:34 pm
Scumag only cares abou money.
 

kye j. (41)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:35 pm
Scumbag only cares about money.
 

Dianne D. (455)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:39 pm
I agree with most, this human is a scumbag. What happens to these animals when these people no longer wants them. Will they end up in basements? This breeder should have to take all the animals back when the people no longer want them or can control them.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 12:42 pm
noted, humanity is nomore :( People are doing so much evil to animals,it breaks my heart
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:52 pm
Wealthy middle east Arab states have more money than brains, instead of spending the money on education and the well being of their citizens, they spend it on this. Not an iota of compassion or humanity. Look at the way they treat their women and foreign workers, one day the oil will dry off, hopefully soon.
 

Penny C. (79)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:53 pm
Monster.
 

Winn Adams (190)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:36 pm
Very sad news for the animals. It's greed, greed and more greed. Will it never end?
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 2:42 pm
Disgusting !
 

Christeen Anderson (480)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:17 pm
Greed is a terrible thing. This is absolutely terrible.
 

Kim O. (403)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:19 pm
Another money grubbing crap weasel. I hope the lions eat him and they get sent to a sanctuary. Thanks Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 3:55 pm
Disgusting display of greed that is endless here on this planet. ANIMALS ARE NOT OURS TO SELL, EAT, MAME OR KILL.they are here to assist man and we are KILLING the MESSENGER...........
 

Ruth catchin up M. (252)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:00 pm
Noted
 

Sandi C. (238)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 4:15 pm
They need to be free,
 

Michelle R. (5)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:33 pm
noted
 

Linda P. (0)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 6:54 pm
This is not the way they are supposed to live, they should be in their natural habitat. Leave the animals alone to live their life.
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 9:36 pm
PUNISH HIM!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 11:24 pm
LEAVE THE ANIMALS ALONE, YOU FILTHY HUMANS!
 

Ana R (220)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:21 am
Kim O. i agree with you...
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:08 am
noted
 

janet f. (29)
Monday February 4, 2013, 5:12 am
Clearly, the arabs have more money than brains. This is just another example of their abuse of those who are under their control. There's a special place in hell for these people.
 

Ruth S. (314)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:22 am
The scumbag should serve a very long time in jail for this crime he is committing!!
 

Sandra S. (122)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:39 am
There should be a moral limit on what money can buy.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:33 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cher
 

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:28 pm
With lions in such terrible trouble around the world with dwindling populations in Africa,how on earth can this go on, and be allowed ????? This needs to be stopped these beautiful animals are not pets and should NEVER be in private exotic zoos purely because the rich and stupid want status symbols and cant find anythind useful to do with their squillions of dollars.
 
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