The UK Government has dropped a bill which would have restricted the keeping of primates of pets and tightened zoo licensing requirements, as well as banning exports of live farmed animals and tackling puppy smuggling.
Born Free has signed an open letter to the Conservative Government, decrying the lack of progress made by this Government on animal protection and welfare since the publication of its Action Plan for Animal Welfare.
Concerns for the welfare of animals at Karachi Zoo in Pakistan are continuing to receive media attention.
In February, Born Free made headlines with our powerful new report exposing polar bear suffering in zoos. Time to bring this abhorrent, anachronistic practice to an end, says our Captivity Research Officer Chris Lewis.
Images and videos showing the abuse and sometimes even killing of animals are easily accessible on social media, including by children, with little or no regulation. We are calling on the UK Government to change that through its Online Safety Bill and we need your support.
Our Policy Support Officer Frankie Osuch considers the societal value of the modern zoo. Does captivity enhance or hinder zoo objectives?
A year ago today four servals, confiscated as illegal pets in Belgium, started a new life at a Born Free-funded sanctuary in South Africa.
For International Women's Day, Editor Celia Nicholls salutes the superwomen devoted to wild animal care and conservation, both on the frontline and behind the scenes.
An assessment report released this week reveals the ongoing plight of Bunka the elephant at Yerevan Zoo, Armenia
Born Free’s powerful new report exposes ongoing captive suffering and calls on zoos and governments to hasten an end to the keeping of these magnificent animals.