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  • n. a hunt for animals that have been raised on game ranches until they are mature enough to be killed for trophy collections


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  • The canned part refers to confinement. Hence a 'canned lion' would be one that was raised in captivity with a view to being made available for this kind of hunt. Sometimes they are bought as stock for game reserves although they need considerable looking after as they are not adjusted to fending for themselves.

    June 22, 2010