The conservency group includes a professor at Oxford university, and a PhD student at the same university. Neither of them spoke to the papers. The charity LionAid has called for oxford University to distance itself from these two men, and the hunt.
Those in charge of the raffel and hunt have came out to its defence, saying that it plays a neccesary role in conservation. Perhaps not, as Lions like these are usally bred specifically for the purpose of hunting them, not quite sure how that is ''conserving'', it's clearly bringing animals into the world for the purpose to kill them. And, we could do without it.