On Wednesday 29 November, Born Free hosted an inspiring evening of discussion exploring the moral, ethical, conservation and economic questions posed by the keeping of animals in captivity, and what a future ‘beyond zoos’ could look like.
Every year, trophy hunters slaughter tens of thousands of wild animals, bizarrely claiming that killing rare species is an effective way to protect them. Our Head of Policy, veterinarian Dr Mark Jones, reports.
The global body that regulates international wildlife trade has officially reprimanded the United Kingdom and the European Union for their longstanding failure to register captive breeding facilities for the most heavily threatened and protected species.
Born Free co-hosted an event in the sidelines of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)’ Standing Committee meeting, aimed at persuading the wildlife trade regulating body of the need for a new international agreement to tackle wildlife trafficking.