Just a snapshot of rundown zoos, dilapidated enclosures and mistreated and neglected animals. The agony and suffering is immense. It would make me weep, if it didn’t make me so angry.
Now that I am 80 I appreciate all the more that there is no time to waste. I want to make the most of every minute and I need your help. Will you help me get 2012 off to a flying start for the animals?
With your support, Born Free wants to transform the lives of zoo animals, phase-out the worst slum zoos and convert others into sanctuaries. We need to ensure that legislation is properly enforced.
Like David against Goliath, we challenge the multi-billion pound international zoo industry. The report here tells you about our plans.
Make it this year’s resolution to help Born Free stop captive animal misery. Please send our charity a gift today.
It’s almost impossible to put a target on this appeal as we need to take action in Europe and worldwide. But I personally guarantee that every single pound you send us will be put to good use and make a positive difference.
Like you, we seek a brighter, better, more compassionate future. A future where wild animals are no longer exploited for cruel and old-fashioned ‘entertainment’. Where they are appreciated, admired and treated with kindness.
Thank you for reading this. I hope so much you feel as I do.
Virginia McKenna OBE
Founder and Trustee
Born Free Foundation
PS I'm sure you'll agree, these pictures and this video say it all.
Find out about our plans here >