documentary (纪录片) Blood Lions
shows South Africa’s cruel “canned” lion hunting industry. In canned
hunts, lions are raised by humans and kept in enclosed (围住的) spaces on private hunting areas. Hunters can get trophy (战利品) heads easily in exchange for (交换) fees of
up to $50,000. There are about 8,000 “ranch (a very large farm)”
lions in South Africa. So the country’s hunt operators can make a fortune.
Michler was a lead character in the film. He talked about Blood Lions
last July when it was shown in Durban, South Africa. The film has since been
viewed in 185 countries. More than 50 screenings have been held at film
festivals and in meetings of special interest groups. This year, Blood Lions
will be shown at every major tourism conference in Europe and Africa.
the film, Michler and the team are running a global campaign. They are aimed at
ending canned hunts and other cold-blooded activities involving lions and other
became the first country, in February 2015, to forbid imports (进口) of lion trophies. It was followed by
France in November. That month, Blood Lions was shown in the European
Parliament. As a result, the governments of Finland, Italy, and Spain decided
to hold their own screenings. There are a number of other countries likely to
do the same.