Like circuses, zoos are a sign of their time, and the time where we think keeping animals in cages is entertaining or appropriate should be coming to an end.
Browsing: Zoos & Aquariums
‘Lonely Lammie’ has become the poster animal of South Africa’s struggling captive animals since the death of her partner Kinkel last year. The zoo’s decision flies in the face of worldwide outcry and numerous specialist recommendations.
After a recent visit to Special Memories Zoo in Greenville, Wisconsin, Tucker was so disturbed by the conditions and health of the animals she felt compelled to stand up and advocate on their behalf. Please take action and urge the USDA to investigate the roadside zoo.
Organizations Animal Friends Croatia and Victoria’s Association invite everyone to join the third March for Animals in Zagreb, Croatia on April 13th at 11:00 AM.
Yemen has been in the merciless grip of a civil war since 2015. The government is in meltdown, public authorities are penniless and workers without salaries, leaving zoos abandoned and their imprisoned animals starving to death.
“Our empathy inspired us, but our compassion called us to act. If we can do just one thing to improve their lives, even just a little, we know it’s the right thing to do.”
A group of prominent marine mammal biologists from across the globe are requesting that Russia release the remaining 80+ beluga whales and 10 orcas held in the “whale jail” in Russia’s Far East and stop capturing orcas and belugas for sale to marine parks.
Given the ever-growing interest in the UK in animal protection and the many ways humans use and consume animals, the time is right for a law firm dedicated to ensuring that the protections given to animals by legislation are honored in practice.
In Zimbabwe, 35 young elephants have been torn away from their families and habitats and are awaiting export to zoos, safari parks, and circuses in China.
We need to talk about the future of zoos. There are about 1,500 formal and many more informal zoos in the world, holding between three and four million animals, displayed for our curiosity and amusement. It’s fair to ask: to what end?
So-called ‘modern’ zoos continue to use and abuse elephants as property in their relentless pursuit of profits, and the animals always pay the price. Please don’t visit zoos that hold elephants captive.
The public must have access to the USDA’s animal welfare records. This transparency is not only critically important for protecting animals, but is required by the law and necessary to hold government agencies accountable