Lions - Chuck and Norris
The Story of Chuck and Norris - Ambassadors against Canned Hunting
In June 2012 two lion cubs, only a few weeks old, were brought to the Daniell Cheetah Project. DCP was asked if they could raise the cubs for the breeders, as they had more expertise to do so. June 2012 was also the month that the partnership of Daniell Cheetah and Wild Cats World (as Spotted Cats Conservation) officially started. After the big celebration, WCW returned to the Netherlands where she found out both lions, who in the meantime got the names Chuck and Norris, belonged to breeders providing lions for the ugly Canned Hunting business. In other words, after DCP raised the cubs, they would have to be returned to a future of being sold and killed for a lot of money on a Canned Hunting farm.
Of course we couldn’t let this happen. WCW persuaded DCP to keep the lions and give them a permanent home in their mutual Spotted Cats Conservation Project. Of course, they didn't have to think about this twice and agreed immediately that Chuck and Norris should stay. WCW started fundraising as a lion project wasn't planned in the short term! Spotted Cats Conservation wants the best of space and welfare for the ambassador cats in their project, so also Chuck and Norris deserve the best, which includes a huge camp!
During the fundraising, WCW got acquainted with Mrs. Racquel Mong, who so happened to have visited the project recently. She was already planning to sponsor a few projects at DCP/SCC, so she agreed to help us out and sponsor both the lions and the building of their new camp. It wasn't a coincidence that she was also the one who named the cubs Chuck and Norris.
Of course, no more lion cubs will be raised at the DCP/SCC project, as all these cubs will for sure end up in Canned Hunting, something we of course don't support. On the contrary, it is something we will fight as much as we can!
Chuck and Norris are safe now and they will live a happy life at Spotted Cats Conservation Project and you are all welcome to come and see how well they are doing. Come and meet the ambassadors against Canned Hunting.