I think this is utterly insane...why aren't more efforts being made to sustain the breeds in their own homelands? they could build the very same fences, and certainly cut down on poaching.
Lions are as dangerous if not more then mountain lions...and we know what has happened to a few joggers...
And whats this about keeping the elk herd down...????? When the game preserves are introducing more elk into VA and our NE America, for instance Elk County, PA?
I know this is going to raise a lot of brows here, but that is what hunting is for, to keep the herds thin...
And yes, Lions do eat people...or kill them for they're litters...
gives a whole new meaning to...here kitty, kitty, kitty.
Whose going to pay for this, and who is going to patrol the fences to make certain these cats are not a risk? Whose going to pay for all their shots, and vet bills, not to mention the food they will require?
I believe this is insane and another diversion and if not, then I say, the people who are suggesting this are insane.
Why not take that same land, and build houses for those less fortunate? Or grow food for those who are living in the streets, or schools to teach people how not to become homeless, on drugs or convicts, or maybe even, homes for abandoned children...and take care of them much better then childrens services?
Just a thought?