Unfair Game

  • 16 June, 2020
  • Philanthropy
  • Publications
  • Wildlife

An exposé of South Africa’s captive-bred lion industry.

By Michael Ashcroft.

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, published on 16 June 2020, 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.

  • Paperback, 320 pages
  • ISBN: 9781785906114
  • 16 June 2020


  • eBook
  • ISBN: 9781785906121
  • 16 June 2020
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