The Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill passed its Second Reading in the House of Lords on 16th June, and will now progress to a Committee of the Whole House.
Born Free calls on the public to help end the cruel and exploitative fur trade. The fur trade is one of the most exploitative and cruel industries in the world today.
The UK now has three zoos which are home to solitary elephants – despite being highly social animals, Anne, Mondula and Five are suffering in solitude. We need to phase out the keeping of elephants in UK zoos, now.
Born Free exposes the plight of wild animals exploited as souvenir photo props and calls on the British public to pledge not to take ‘Selfish Selfies’ on their summer holidays.
An escaped red panda from Newquay Zoo was found almost half-a-mile away near a greengrocers.
Unless we change our ways, another pandemic will happen again. This is why we need to transform the way we treat wild animals, explains Born Free’s Policy team.
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.
A report prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) indicating growing momentum among governments for the development of a global agreement against wildlife trafficking, will be debated at a UN meeting in Vienna this week.
Born Free applauds today’s announcement by the UK Government of its intention to extend its domestic ban on ivory trade to hippos, walruses, narwhals, sperm whales, and orcas.
Life on Earth is richly diverse and intricately interconnected but, we must each take personal action to counter biodiversity loss, explains Born Free’s International Policy Specialist Adeline Lerambert.