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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to DESTEA for information in relation to all applications and permits in respect of the slaughter and transportation of lions

14 May 2018

Requested copies of all records, including all applications for permits, applications declined and permits granted, in respect of live specimens and derivatives/parts, including skulls, skeletons and bones, of Panthera leo (lion) for:

 killing, and/or destroying (euthanasia and/or slaughter);
 transportation/conveyance within and out of the province:
 international export (in terms of the National CITIES Regulations, 2010);

Specifically but not limited to those records relating to the permitted activities at and related to Wag-‘n-Bietjie farm near Bloemfontein, in terms of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004, the Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007 and/or the relevant provincial legislation, for the period January 2018 to May 2018.

Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA)
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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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