Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation

Paul Oxton (Founder, CEO) Tel: 072 478 1808 email: wildheartwildlife@gmail.com Carina Crayton aka CJ Carrington (Co-Founder) Tel: 083 588 3550 email wildheartwf.info@gmail.com Registered Non-Profit Organization 147-339 NPO. PBO Number 930051372. Promoting Ethical Wildlife Conservation.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation3 days ago
Help us Save Dezzi the Duiker
We only have three days left to raise enough funds to take care of the veterinary & transportation costs to relocate Dezzi to his new forever home in the wild.
His future is in our hands. Please consider donating below:
Paypal.me/wildheartwildlife Ref: #Dezzi

Dezzi is a two year old Grey Duiker ram that needs our help. He is being surrendered into our care, from where he was being kept illegally.

Darting him is the safest way to sedate him for his journey, and need help with the veterinary cost. Please help if you can.

It has been almost a week since we appealed for assistance on social media, and unfortunately have only received a total of three donations. We cannot help wildlife in need without public support. No amount is too small. Please help us by donating to one of the links below.

Paypal.me/wildheartwildlife Ref: #Dezzi

South Africans can Donate here:
FNB / Check Account
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Account number - 62518554101
Branch Code - 250-655

Note: The illegal wildlife trade is alive and well, especially on Social Media. It is heart-breaking to see wild animals being exploited for personal gain, where they should be living a life, free and wild, away from human interaction.

#WHWF #EthicalConservation #WildHeart
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation4 days ago
The Five Freedoms for Animals:

The Five Freedoms outline five aspects of animal welfare under human control. They were developed in response to a 1965 UK Government report on livestock husbandry, and were formalised in 1979 press statement by the UK Farm Animal Welfare Council.

The Five Freedoms have been adopted world-wide by professional groups such as Veterinarians and Conservation Organisations, including the World Organisation for Animal Health.

As animal lovers, we should all follow these guidelines naturally. Sadly, often those who claim to love animals and wildlife are only in it for self-enrichment.

In essence, it should be adopted by every single person who is responsible for any animal.

The five freedoms as currently expressed are:

1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering

The South African Veterinary Council supports these freedoms, in conjunction with the Animal Welfare Legislation, specifically the
provisions of the Animals Protection Act, Act 72 of 1962.

The SAVC also published the following:
"Scientific basis for recommendations
1. Welfare is a broad term which includes the many elements that contribute to an animal’s
quality of life, including those referred to in the ‘five freedoms’ listed above.
2. The scientific assessment of animal welfare has progressed rapidly in recent years and forms the basis of these recommendations.
3. Some measures of animal welfare involve assessing the degree of impaired functioning associated with injury, disease, and malnutrition. Other measures provide information on animals’ needs and affective states such as hunger, pain and fear, often by measuring the strength of animals’ preferences, motivations and aversions. Others assess the physiological, behavioural and immunological changes or effects that animals show in response to various challenges.
4. Such measures can lead to criteria and indicators that help to evaluate how different methods of managing animals influence their welfare."

Just do the Right Thing.

#CompassionLearnItTeachItShareIt #WHWF #WildHeart #EthicalConservation #RescueRehabRelease #WildAndFree
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation4 days ago
Breaking News: Captive Lion Breeding to be Cancelled.

In an unprecedented landmark move, Minister Barbara Creecy today revealed that the Captive Lion Breeding Industry will be shut down. Minister Creecy's Statement was delivered in response to a 582-page High Level Report from a Panel of Experts dissecting all aspects of Wildlife Management in certain sectors.

As one of South Africa's most iconic species, Wild Lions are plagued by habitat-loss and diminishing numbers, and the captive breeding industry did nothing to alleviate their plight. #WHWF welcomes the proposed phasing out of Captive Lion Breeding, and as a result, enforcing better protection for the Wild Lions that evoke such strong emotions among Wildlife Lovers.

"While we understand that it will take time to phase out the Industry, we are overjoyed at the prospect of Captive Lion Breeding being outlawed and cancelled completely" said Paul Oxton, Founder of Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation.

The Captive Lion Breeding Industry has been the thorn in the side of many a Conservationist for at least 3 decades. An industry that generates so much money for the breeders and exploiters, that it seemed impossible to rectify from a purely economical standpoint.

"This shameful exploitative industry has been supplying never-ending streams of lion cubs to pet, feed, and walk - to unsuspecting Tourists falling into this deceitful trap of greed", Said Carina Crayton (aka CJ Carrington), Co-Founder of Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation.
Only in the past twelve years or so have people been awakened to the fact that these cute cubs they are petting, end up in a trophy hunt when their usefulness has expired, and then their bones, teeth, claws and skin get sold as replacement for tiger bone wine in the East.

Read more at: https://www.wildheartwildlifefoundation.org/captive-lion-breeding-to-be-cancelled/
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation5 days ago
The Treasure of Africa. An assortment of African Wildlife.

“The future of wildlife and the habitat that they depend on is being destroyed.
It is time to make nature and all the beauty living within it our priority.”
- Paul Oxton / Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation6 days ago
Management of wild animals report to be released.

Durban - The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment is expected to release its High Level Panel report on the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephants, lions, leopards and rhinoceros on Sunday, May 2.

Minister Barbara Creecy appointed a panel in October 2019 after the hosting of a colloquium on captive lion breeding in August 2018. The colloquium recommended an end to lion breeding in South Africa.

Creecy said it was also in response to a number of emotive and complex conservation and sustainable use issues being raised by the public, particularly those involving keystone species.

Creecy said these included the lion bone trade, hunting of captive-bred lions, the elephant culling debate, the ivory stockpile, and trade in rhinoceros horn.

The panel, chaired by Pam Yako, reviewed policies, legislation and practices related to the management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rhinoceros.

The panel comprised conservationists, scientists, departmental officials, community leaders, economists, experts in trade and industry, the law, welfare, legal and welfare industry, legal, welfare and sustainable agriculture.

Despite the challenges arising from the national Covid-19 lockdowns, Creecy received a full report from Yako on December 24, 2020.

The report has been tabled to the Cabinet who approved the report’s release and its recommendations for implementation.
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation
Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation1 week ago
Anti-Poaching Team arrest 3 suspects with rhino horn

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021, Hawks members from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Hluhluwe Rhino Anti-Poaching Team arrested three suspects aged between 27 and 33 for possession of rhino horn at Bhambanana area in Ingwavuma.

Police received information about suspects who were selling rhino horn in the area.

A joint operation was conducted and members spotted the vehicle, fitting the description. Members stopped the vehicle and a search was conducted, upon searching, a rhino horn valued at approximately R500 000.00 was found.

The suspects were arrested and charged for possession of presumably stolen property. They are expected to appear in the Ingwavuma Magistrates Court.

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