Wildlife poison withdrawn from Africa!

We have just heard the news that Furadan, the agricultural chemical and poison that is being used to kill wildlife, in particular hyenas, lions and vultures, has been withdrawn from sale in the areas of Africa where there are predators. Distributors have been asked to buy back stocks and we hope that it will no longer be on the shelves within 8 weeks! We hope we will never again have to see any beautiful lions in this state again.


This is fantastic news, and we are all looking forward to the day when we can go into a shop and ask for Furadan, and will not be able to purchase it. We are sending people out today to ask whether it is still available and see whether the shops have heard any news about its withdrawal. I’ll let you know what we find out.

Well done to everyone at Wildlife Direct and CBS 60 minutes who brought this story to the attention of the general public.


  • Timi says:

    Wow. I was a bit disappointed at how little they told about Lion Guardian’s work in general, and how little screen time Antony had, but a victory of this scale is what really matters. I understand the emphasis disappointment Living with Lions expresses, but hopefully this opens new opportunities for wider attention and better understanding too.

    Well done, everyone!

  • Charles Alexander says:

    Fantastic news, Amy! Well done Lion Guardians!! I am thrilled to hear of this crucial step forward. You have really done it– made a huge impact on the world of today and into the future. The children of future generations will be thanking you.

  • Emma from Australia says:

    This is just wonderful news, well done and thank you. May your work continue to positively impact the future of the creatures we share this world with.

  • sauwah says:

    i too was disappointed how little time the show gave the lion guardains while 60 minutes gave a great deal of attention to the elephant orphan place and the work people did for the baby elephants.

    i do not think they know what the wonderful work the lion guardians have doing for the communities and other wild predators too. and the education the guardains are giving to the livestock owners ( the sleeping one ) and the ones whose bomas need a lot of help. and the lives the guardians have saved – livestock, lions, leopards and others. the danger and dedication the guardians have to make this program a success.

    in short, what the guardians have been doing is a lot more complicated than raising some orphan elephants which are loved by every one any way. in short, they have no human enemies. thus their work is lot easier! and safer too instead of having to deal with some angry livestock owners or murrans or dangerous lions/leopards or powerful buffalo.

  • Unbelievably Good news!

  • Annie says:

    Hallelujah!!!! finally some better news!

  • Pauline says:

    Wonderful! and well done Lion Guardians. The power of publicity, eh?

  • Paula B says:

    Only just seen this post. Excellent news! Well done to all who campaigned for this ban.

  • David in Tucson says:

    Fantastic news, well done guys. I just hope people aren’t stockpiling the stuff like crazy.

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