8 lions killed and mutilated on farm in Swartruggens

It's understood the lions were poisoned yesterday before their paws, snouts and jaws were hacked off.

FILE: A rescued lioness which found sanctuary at the Drakenstein Lion Park near Cape Town. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - North West police are investigating a case of illegal hunting after eight captive-bred lions were killed on a farm in Swartruggens.

It's understood the lions were poisoned yesterday before their paws, snouts and jaws were hacked off.

The police's Sabata Mokgwabone said a case of illegal hunting has been opened at the Koster police station