Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Captive wildlife issues

Zoo Check provides captive animals with a voice

Much of the work by Born Free’s Zoo Check Programme requires an in-depth understanding of animal welfare, behaviour and related topics. It is imperative that all of Zoo Check’s campaigns and projects are supported by up-to-date and accurate information, using wherever possible, legislation and guidance.

Below is a variety of supporting information that you might find useful:

Understanding animal welfare PDF 77KB - A guide to the Five Freedoms of animal welfare and their application to wild animals in captivity

Polar Bears and Captivity PDF 62KB - A document summarising why polar bears fair particularly badly in captivity.

The Zoo Debate – Do zoos have a role in the 21st Century? PDF 54KB - A transcript of an article first published in The Ecologist magazine in which Miranda F Stevenson, director of the Federation of Zoos of Great Britain and Ireland debates the need of zoos in the 21st Century with Zoo Check's Daniel Turner.

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