Freedom for Animals

Mobile Zoo investigations fund

In this project we aim to gather evidence on life for animals in the mobile zoo industry, the way they are cared for and how they are used in mobile zoos. We will use our findings to continue to grow our public outreach, most notably with schools.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124436)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Donations

0

    Categories

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • AnimalsAnimals
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    Helping

Location

Situation

These companies showcase a range of animals, mostly wild at public events. As this industry has grown so have the number of animals they use, with an estimated 3500 animals currently being transported around the country for events. Basic research shows that the living standards of the animals are inconsistent, with many living in a range of situations in the homes of the business owners. With little specific legislation to control this industry, many animals are at risk in this growing industry.

Solution

There is a desperate need to raise awareness about these businesses and what life is like for the animals in them. A key way to do this is to collect compelling evidence to demonstrate what is happening to animals. With this we can create the resources needed and any evidence of animal suffering, neglect or abuse that we find during our research will be forwarded to the relevant authorities to help the animals. This is the first step in a longer campaign to protect animals in mobile zoos.

  • Regular transportation is a known cause of stress for animals and yet those used by mobile petting zoo companies are transported on a regular basis.

    — Nicola O'Brien, Campaigns Director

  • Regular transportation is a known cause of stress for animals and yet those used by mobile petting zoo companies are transported on a regular basis.

    — Nicola O'Brien, Campaigns Director