Canned Rage

“What kind of man would breed her kind for the gun?

What kind of man would separate a mother from her young?
And what kind of man would shoot her dead in front of those young eyes?
She died, dying to be free……” Gareth Patterson
Canned hunting is the unethical practice of breeding and hand rearing lions in cages until they are old enough to be sold and shot by a trophy hunter. Hunters are prepared to pay huge sums to shoot a White Lion due to their rarity and beauty and those that carry the White Lion gene are interbred in order to produce White Lion cubs for canned hunting purposes. Canned hunting is still legal in South Africa and no laws currently exist to protect the sacred White Lion.

This artwork aims to express my total abhorrence of this despicable practice. I photographed various lions in captivity. Their facial expressions still haunt me. I could clearly see and feel their distress, sadness, frustration, anger and depression. Two of them sat together as if praying that their sacrifice may bring about the end to this brutal practice. The Hammerkop bird according to traditional folklore represents vanity and human futility. The cages running like raw scars across the work and the lions that they hold captive.

Price List

Description Size cm Edition Copies Price ZAR
Limited edition signed print on paper 30x45 250 5,000.00
Limited edition signed print on paper 50x75 150 7,500.00
Limited edition signed print on canvas 60x90 150 10,000.00
Limited edition signed print on canvas 75x115 100 15,000.00
Limited edition Collectors Box (all 23 images) 30x45 50 65,000.00
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Purchasing - Mystery of the White Lion Collection

The collection consists of 23 artworks created in Veronica Coetzer’s unique photomontage style that she developed to assist herself and other trauma and abuse victims in the healing process.

Each work is filled with meaningful imagery, symbols and motives that become evident upon close inspection. The works tell the story of the White Lion from the earliest days from the time of the Sabre Tooth and the First Man, through the time of the Pharaoh's till today.

Veronica has attached a short motivation with each work but the nature of the work allows for a different and personal interpretation that is unique to the viewer.

Each work is signed and numbered by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Superior quality art paper, canvas and ink are used in the creation of these artworks. Each work is presented in a tube and the full set of 23 images in a special collector’s edition portfolio box. These prices exclude delivery and any taxes or duties should they be applicable in the country of destination.


Shipping/delivery is quoted per destination.

Duties and Taxes

These prices exclude taxes and any duties or clearing costs as these differ. Certain countries charge no duties on artworks.

14% Vat applies to South African purchases.

Delivery Times

You will receive your artwork within 21 working days of our having received payment in full. Whilst most purchasers will receive their works far quicker than 21 days this allows for those periods that the artist is on photographic safaris and works need to be personally signed.

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