The lion hunting industry in South Africa
This installation represents canned hunting.
Canned hunting is the hunting of wild animals in a confined area from which they cannot escape, it is not only legal in South Africa, but worryingly its flourishing. The Animals involved are habituated to human contact, often hand-reared and bottle fed, so no longer have their natural fear of humans. The animals will approach people expecting to get food, but instead receive a bullet or arrow from a hunter. This makes it easier for clients to be guaranteed a trophy and so the industry has become lucrative and popular.