The disgusting things segments of our own human species do never cease to sicken and sadden me. Apparently in South Africa some disgusting "people" are essentially farming lions for them to be "hunted" by rich westerners and to be slaughtered for the bone trade to China as so-called "medicine" which of course, as usual with these traditional Chinese "remedies" does absolutely bupkis. All of this in happening in often pretty appalling conditions and with a fair share of illegal activities - however, the industry seems to be able to operate largely unchecked in South Africa for the time being. Although these kinds of disgusting practices are sadly not really anything new, they were recently again brought to my attention after I read some articles and watched a video about an investigation by Lord Ashcroft, including undercover work, resulting in some very disturbing revelations about this disgusting industry in the short documentary embedded below. It does not make for easy or pleasurable viewing, that's for sure, and there's some pretty shocking images, so viewer discretion is certainly advised. Thousands of lions bred in farms to be shot by hunters and killed for 'medicine' | Metro News Lord Ashcroft’s exclusive revelations about “horrific” captive-bred lion farming - Lord Ashcroft Polls While I do not oppose responsible and legal hunting for food or conservative/wildlife management purposes, and believe that while I do not like it, even responsible trophy hunting should at least be considered to be allowed, I find these kinds of practices a complete disgrace. This has nothing to do with true or acceptable hunting - these canned "hunts" are a pathetic and sickening travesty of true hunting for some deplorable wealthy idiots with no respect for nature or animals. Also it is a disgrace to a country like South Africa to allow something like this to happen unchecked within its borders. Something should really be done to stop these practices and to punish those behind it.