Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Zoo Check

The Welfare of Animals in Captivity

Throughout the world, millions of animals are kept captive for our entertainment.  Whether in zoos, circuses, animal shows or marine parks, wild animals suffer physically and mentally from the lack of freedom that captivity imposes.  Born Free believes such confinement and exploitation should be a thing of the past.  

The Zoo Check programme is at the heart of Born Free, and since 1984 has worked to prevent captive animal suffering and phase out zoos.

Gorilla in cage (c) M Flowers
Wild animals do not belong in zoos

Zoo Check News

Elephant filmed being beaten by British zoo keepers four years ago is put to sleep as a result of “severe arthritis” at the age of only 32

The news comes four years after she was filmed on CCTV being beaten by her keepers at the zoo.

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Children watch in horror as lion tamer is killed by a circus lion in Egypt

Horrifying footage has emerged of a male lion attacking a trainer at a live circus event in Egypt.

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