Explosive Blood Lions Doc Now Available to South Africans Worldwide

Blood Lions, the explosive documentary that’s attracted global attention since it premiered in 2015, is now available to South Africans worldwide, by subscribing to Showmax.

The film blows the lid on what many consider a shameful industry in South Africa, with SA’s own Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson urging everyone to see the film for themselves.

Blood Lions exposes the breeding of lions and the canned lion hunting industry in South Africa – where at least two to three captive bred or tame lions are reportedly being killed in these “canned” hunts on a daily basis. Often these are the very same lions that were once ‘cute cubs’, petted by local and foreign tourists.

We are apparently the only country where lions are bred for commercial reasons. Hundreds more lions are allegedly slaughtered each year for the lion bone trade. (Bloodlions.org quotes the annual figure as having risen from 287 in 2010 to over 1,000 in 2015… as lion bones are being used increasingly to replace tiger bones in traditional Chinese medicine.) Just last week, Blood Lions and Captured in Africa reported horrific incidents of lions being shot and boiled in a ‘lion processing plant’ to feed the lion bone industry.


Blood Lions – an 85-minute documentary, directed by Nic Chevallier and Bruce Young – hopes that by exposing the industry it will bring pressure to South Africa to “stop breeding lions for the bullet”.

Blood Lions launched on Showmax on Tuesday and is available to both South Africans in SA and abroad – subscribe here

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Blood Lions launched on Showmax on Tuesday and is available to both South Africans in SA and abroad – subscribe here