I’m Rachel Fobar and I write about wildlife crime and exploitation for National Geographic. My most recent story is about the controversial practice of lion farming in South Africa—AMA
Hi I’m Rachel, and I write about wildlife crime and exploitation for National Geographic. For this story, photographer Nichole Sobecki and I visited one of South Africa’s controversial lion farms, where lions are often bred for sale or hunting. Permits to own, breed, and even kill lions don’t take humane treatment into consideration, and this story covers the welfare issues in the country’s lucrative captive lion industry. You can read more of my stories here, and you can find me on Twitter. Thanks for reading and ask me anything!
EDIT: Thanks so much for your questions! I really enjoyed answering them, but I have to run now. Thanks again for your interest!