Anthony is a freelance writer who specializes in Spain, Africa, the Arctic, Australia and the Middle East.
“Killing lions is a rite of passage, a cornerstone of Maasai identity. It is also one of Africa's oldest battles. The other reason why Maasai kill lions is more prosaic - an eye for an eye. This, too, is one of the immutable laws of the African wild whenever predators and human beings come into conflict.”Read More
“The rains were yet to fall and the land was the tawny color of marginal lands everywhere in Africa; livestock stirred up the dust beyond the thorns. For hours we tracked one of the largest prides to be seen in the area in decades using a mixture of scientific endeavour (radio receivers) and old-fashioned Maasai know-how (scouring the sand for footprints). Close to midday we found ourselves alongside an untidy pile of 11 lions, including cubs, under a tree.”Read More