Animal lovers and activists alike have been left outraged after a wildlife conservation group announced a raffle with the most unimaginable prize.
The Bubye Valley Conservancy recently advertised a raffle on their website with the headline "Win a lion!" The raffle, which cost $1,500 per ticket, would allow the winner to go on a lion trophy hunt during an 18-day safari. If the winner did not want to hunt and kill a lion, they could name one tagged for research purposes instead.
This contest has left many people and various groups outraged.
"We do NOT believe there is ANY way trophy hunting of lions is necessary," Big Cat Rescue wrote on their Facebook page.
The contest is especially upsetting considering that the Bubye Valley Conservancy partners with University of Oxford Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, which received many donations in the wake of Cecil the lion's death.