Freedom for Animals

Shine a Light for captive animals

The Shine a Light project is a new approach to our investigations work which aims to tell the stories of the individual animals suffering in captivity. To ensure their protection and welfare, we will use their life stories to connect people to them, developing empathy and compassion for all animals.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1124436)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£3,194

Donations

62

    Category

  • AnimalsAnimals

    Helping

Location

  • By telling the stories of these animals you are shining a light on their lives, connecting people to care about them and fight for them.

    — Nicola O'Brien, Campaigns Director

  • By telling the stories of these animals you are shining a light on their lives, connecting people to care about them and fight for them.

    — Nicola O'Brien, Campaigns Director

Situation

Many animals live in captivity in situations that are harmful or prevent them from living their life to the fullest. Many of these animals become lost in the numbers, just one of a group of fish, birds or other animals spending their days in tanks and cages. Very few have their story told and their life experience shared, their lives are hidden in the shadows. To be able to work for the rights of these animals, we need people to know them and connect with them as individuals.

Solution

Our project will focus on shining a light on individuals across the industries we seek to reform by telling their stories of life in the circus, in zoos and aquariums or in the exotic pet trade. This will help people learn more about the lives of animals in these industries, building empathy and understanding. This is crucial in making change for animals in a meaningful way.