This event occurs worldwide in protest of “canned lion hunting”. Don’t know what this means? It’s when lions are hand-raised as cubs to be habituated to the presence of people, with the eventual goal of being shot upon reaching adulthood (bear in mind these lions know and trust people). The shooting (you can’t call this hunting) occurs in a confined area with no room to escape or evade, with the lion often drugged as well.
For info on joining the march in your area check out the Global March for Lions Facebook page to see how to get involved.
For info on the canned lion hunting industry: http://www.cannedlion.org/
This photo shows a wild male lion in the Kalahari desert, not a captive/canned lion 🙂 .