After the abuse I have received for talking out against Dean Schneider & Kevin Richardson ~ THIS happens !!

West Mathewson ~ whom I have never heard of, apparently rescued two white lioness cubs from a breeding facility, I have no idea if he paid for them, if he did ~ this counts as a purchase not a rescue & gives the ‘farmers’ more money to carry on their heinous breeding of carnivores for the ‘trophy’ hunting & lion bone trade.

West owns a tourist attraction, Lion Tree Top Lodge, where tourists can pay to stay ~ they can also pay to walk with lions, funnily (or not) you could have paid to walk with the lioness’s had they stayed in the lion farming industry, where the natural progression of these cat’s are

cub cuddling ~ lion walking ~ slaughtered !!

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g312616-d7950785-Reviews-Lion_Tree_Top_Lodge-Hoedspruit_Limpopo_Province.html

West also chose to frolic with the lioness’s, treating them as pet’s, much the same as Schneider & Richardson do, the difference between them & him is ~ his lioness’s have killed him, apparently as his wife watched on, this report states he was out walking them, other reports state he was playing rough & tumble with them.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/limpopo/conservationist-west-mathewson-dies-after-being-attacked-on-walk-by-beloved-white-lioness-a5f229c9-2183-4dcc-bfa7-b5e1240bb836

The lioness’s also killed a lodge worker in a separate incident, one of Richardson’s lions killed a visitor.

Lions are lions, they are HUGE & strong & whilst you may be able to take a carnivore out of the wild, you can not take the wild out of the carnivore ~ besides which the actions of these three men send out COMPLETELY the wrong message to the everyday folk who adore seeing them play with these giants.

West Mathewson with one of his beloved white lionesses. Picture: Facebook / Lion Tree Top Lodge

I must admit I have no sympathy for this man, once again vanity & money got in the way of the best interests of the cat’s, I do however feel for his wife who witnessed what must have been an horrific attack & for his children who have lost a father. His ‘friends’ have spent the day defending him on Facebook, I wonder what they would be saying if it happened to one of the innocent tourists paying for a once in a lifetime experience which they would have assumed was safe to do??

West Mathewson loved the animals “as much as his children”

So for those of you who feel the need to slate me on behalf of Schneider & Richardson I have this to say, ‘slate me all you like, my only interest is in the best interest of the carnivores’, as for those that frolic with & exploit these cat’s for social media adulation & money ~ maybe their clocks are ticking too !! Just think about that when you leap to their defense !!

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OFFICIAL BLOOD LIONS STATEMENT:Our heartfelt condolences go out to West Mathewson’s family and friends. Sadly, this tragic accident is not an isolated case in South Africa’s captive lion breeding industry. Records show that in the last 10 years at least 40 similar incidents have occurred with a quarter leading to fatalities. This only reflects those incidents that have been reported in the media and hence there could be more unreported cases. Lions and other big cats, habituated or not, are not domestic animals, but are predators that don’t lose their wild instinct.

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If you would like to see what REAL rescuing from the lion farming industry is about you can take a look at

Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary

or

Lions Rock Big Cat Sanctuary

Both of these facilities allow rescued carnivores to live their BEST captive life, Loved & Respected for the natural killers they are, a hands off environment where they are not treated as pet’s, but as ambassadors for their species !!

You may also be interested in reading ‘Cuddle Me ~ Kill Me’ by Richard Peirce ~ the book that put me on the journey of speaking up for farm bred & exploited carnivores.

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10 thoughts on “After the abuse I have received for talking out against Dean Schneider & Kevin Richardson ~ THIS happens !!

  1. It takes courage to call out the charlatans. It is interesting that we have heard nothing from Dean Schneider in over 4 months. I’ve worked with domesticated, wild, ocean, and desert animals throughout my life. Even a trained dog will bite. People bite. So anyone who thinks they are safe with dangerous animals needs to think again. At any time, anything can set them off. I do, however, have to disagree with your comment about not paying for an animal is considered rescuing. I have had almost all rescued animals in my family and with each one except for 3 cats about to be thrown out of their homes, the rescues, sanctuaries, animal protection and adoption agencies have all required some monies to cover vaccinations, and spaying or neutering. Still they are considered to be rescued and not breed specifically to be sold. Keep doing the good work you are doing!

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    1. Thankyou, I have certainly taken PLENTY of flack for it lol. When I say you should never pay for an animal to rescue it, I am referring to situations like purchasing lions from farms, or apes from poachers etc, of course domestic pet rescues will charge when they adopt out, their overheads are enormous & it is only right that they need to recoup some of those costs when e a good home is found. People will always defend pretty people frolicking with beautiful animals, it’s like watching their fantasy ~ however it’s very disturbing that people will defend them, even in the case of one of the lions on Richardsons farm killing a young woman, I can’t understand the dedication, it’s a little bit sick I think

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      1. This is a total bullshit hit job! You’ve got no facts, only a sad “maybe it’s Dean, maybe it’s not”. That’s DISGUSTING! This woman, whom I don’t believe is even real, is mentally ill and lived in an alternate reality! I rescue in the US and you must be truly desperate for the donation dollars! You’ve done so much damage to the animals you profess to love! Truly, this is slander and liable, and I hope Mr. Schneider sues the HELL out of you. You sound like a jealous petty woman scorned! I am no pushover for whom I support, but in rescue, I’ve seen your type one too many times! You are nothing less than evil to publish trash like this!

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      2. you are entitled to your opinion. Other women have since come forward & while we are aware that this could be a very clever scammer, the evidence provided by these women however certainly suggests that if it is not Schneider then it is someone at his Oasis. I make no money what so ever from what I do, unlike Schneider who his making thousands from his followers. Schneider is more than welcome to contact me, he is certainly welcome to inform his followers there may be an impostor scamming them in his name ~ but he doesn’t, says alot about him don’t you think!!

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  2. A total bullshit hit job! You have no proof by your own account! This woman is either fake or mentally ill and in an alternate reality! You are desperate for donations and obviously insanely jealous of Dean Schneider’s success! I rescue in the US and I’ve seen your type too many times! Sounds like you’re a jealous woman scorned! You’ve done immeasurable damage to the animals you profess to love! You are full of liable and slander and I hope he sues the hell out of you. You’ve become useless in the rescue world! If you find one ounce of this story credible, then you are one of the dumbest most evil people on earth!

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    1. you are entitled to your opinion. Other women have since come forward & while we are aware that this could be a very clever scammer, the evidence provided by these women however certainly suggests that if it is not Schneider then it is someone at his Oasis. I make no money what so ever from what I do, unlike Schneider who his making thousands from his followers. Schneider is more than welcome to contact me, he is certainly welcome to inform his followers there may be an impostor scamming them in his name ~ but he doesn’t, says alot about him don’t you think!!

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      1. YouTube, Dean Schneider has volunteer to help any animal organization doing wildlife work to come and do videos,etc to help them fundraise! Sounds like you guys could take advantage of that and all work together for the animals. United, even if your goals and what you deal with are different , the end result should be the same! NO excuse for not taking advantage of his generous offer and the benefit of his financial background! That’s real love of animals!

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      2. His financial background where he is currently taking money from his followers?? I do fundraising for charities who are proven to do REAL work, I give monthly to some charities & I put on events to raise awareness for wildlife, I don’t need his help thanks

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      3. All owners of rescues and sanctuaries, if they are working full time for them, and living onsite, take money to live and keep the Foundation he owns running the sanctuary! You make zero sense! His endeavor is supported by his followers, as is every rescue and sanctuary on earth! You have no business head whatsoever! First and foremost is his obligation to keep that place well funded and supported or it dies no animals any good whatsoever! You just keep proving your pure ignorance, bias, and jealousy!

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  3. No matter what your opinion is there is a simple fact: these are de facto apex predators. Their purpose on this planet is to kill and destroy – their function is of vital importance and required to create diverse ecosystems.

    Absolutely nothing about these beings is cute and lovable – those are human values and we have no right to force other beings so different from ourselves to be subjected to humanities Disney plagued delusions of nature.

    The only thing we should be doing is to allow these beings to live free and fullfil their function. They must not ever be made into something they are not, but respected as predators and wardens of life on this planet – in all their gruesome glory.

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