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Lion Man's Groan-Inducing New Show

Discussion in 'TV, Movies, Books about Zoos & Wildlife' started by zooboy28, 29 Jul 2014.

  1. zooboy28

    zooboy28 Moderator Staff Member

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    Craig Busch, infamous big cat handler has a new show on Animal Planet about his "conservation" work. Choice quotes in bold (note: may induce groaning or even vomiting).

    Full story here: Lion Man becomes king of the screens | Stuff.co.nz

    In other news, Kingdom of Zion is currently closed to the public... More details here: https://www.zoochat.com/community/posts/790076

    ***OK, so this may be a quote from an Indian newspaper and might be somewhat lost in translation, but does it mean he feeds them three times a day????:confused:
     
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  2. Pertinax

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    What a lot of gobbledegook...:rolleyes:
     
  3. AskAlice

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    It's very obvious Reid didn't do his homework. Claiming Busch has "put the debts behind him" originally in the first text which seems to have been since removed. Originally the article claimed Busch had put his debts behind him and the court dispute with his mother Patricia. I'll be quite open about it all. Busch owes millions including Wayne Peters a lawyer in Whangarei for $90,000

    Lion Man must front up with $90k in legal fees - Northern Advocate - Northern Advocate News

    As for the show itself. That has been illegally produced and sold without the authorisation of Wildlife Pictures Limited in breach of Trademark and Intellectual Property Rights. Busch attempted to liquidate Wildlife Pictures back in May this year. Since he had the filming equipment owned by Wildlife Pictures Ltd and it was proven Judge Bell set aside the statutory demand Busch had served on the company in March 2012

    CIV2012-488-169 13-05-14 ORAL JUDGEMENT WILDLIFE PICTURES VS CRAIG BUSCH

    In Episodes 6 and 7 of Lionman African Safari Busch is at Zion. There's a cut away scene of him being in the enclosure (heedless of the DOL and MPI rule of no entry or contact with the cats) touching the two lionesses Amafu and Imvula. He claims the tawny lions are "Barbary Lions" which they are not. Then he does the mock funeral bit with a frozen lioness (Shania) complete with crocodile tears and corney musak. The rest of the series isn't much better.

    As for the 2008 case Busch withdrew as plaintiff in the case. The two agreements he signed and that were upheld in 2008 by Judge Heath are still valid. Hope that helps
     
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  4. driftaguy

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    Lion Man 'stole' giraffe calf, show claims

    Source: Lion Man Craig Busch faces new allegations of cruelty in South Africa

    Does anyone know about the moving of the cats and which ones they are?
     
  5. driftaguy

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    Lion Man Craig Busch hits back at animal abuse allegations

    Source: Lion Man Craig Busch hits back at animal abuse allegations | Stuff.co.nz

    There is also a video discussing buying the park back, which I am rather confused about.
     
  6. AskAlice

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    Busch can't prove he didn't inflict cruelty on the animals in his care in South Africa. Several issues were raised by Carte Blanche in their programme. The mistreatment of the lions and cubs in his charge. The removing of a day old giraffe calf from the wild and from its mother. The non-payment to the owner of the farm Busch is currently now squatting on which is now subject to court proceedings. Same old story where Busch goes just in another country.

    Yes there was an agreement with Zion Wildlife Kingdom Ltd for Earthcrest Ltd to buy back the park. However Busch is neither a director nor shareholder of that company and it's now been struck off the Companies Register. Busch doesn't have that kind of money and if he did no doubt all his creditors will be requiring he pays his debts first.

    None of the cats at Kamo Wildlife Sanctuary have been transferred. All are still there. Some sadly have been euthanised due to age related or health complications. They are getting on in years. Hope that helps