Pearl Thusi (Photo: Audrey Delsink/HSI)
Cape Town - Local actress and wildlife advocate Pearl Thusi has collaborated with Humane Society International: Africa to warn residents and tourist against attractions that offer cub petting and lion walks.
Pearl witnessed first-hand how easily well-meaning travellers can be hoodwinked into financing the cruel captive-breeding lion industry.
HSI: Africa then took Thusi on safari, where she could see lions roaming free in the wild.
"I'm so humbled and proud to be a part of the HSI family," said Pearl.
Adding: "It's been my life's dream to make a change for wild animals and be part of the system that loves, appreciates and protects them. I pledge to do my best to learn, grow and fight for the rights of Africa's wild lion and all animals that need the same assistance."