Update: Plans for Horse Ranch Withdrawn

Former owner of South Lakes Safari Zoo withdraws plans for horse ranch following complaints. Read more

Investigation reveals shocking security lapses at British zoos

Zoos are failing the public and the animals they hold captive. Read more

Chimps escape enclosure at Belfast Zoo

Another animal has escaped their enclosure at Belfast Zoo Read more

Victory! Ice skating event with penguins cancelled

Shocking live penguin event at ice rink was cancelled Read more

Live penguins on display at city skate rink

Live penguins will be put on display at a skate rink in London on 19th January Read more

Victory! Live penguin event cancelled

Animal lovers convinced organisers to cancel Read more

Protesters outraged as wild penguins to feature in festive event

Festive event will use live penguins as props Read more

Snow leopard shot dead at Dudley Zoo

An escaped snow leopard has been shot dead by staff at Dudley Zoo, after a keeper left a cage door open. Read more

Victory! Shopping Centre Reindeer Event Cancelled

Campaign pressure sees reindeer saved from exploitation at shopping centre event Read more

Scotland ends use of wild animals in circuses

Freedom for Animals is pleased to announce that the ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland will come into force on 28th May 2018. Read more

CAPS becomes Freedom for Animals

A new chapter in our work for animals Read more

BREAKING: England one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses

DEFRA declares intentions to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England by 2020 Read more

BREAKING: Wales announce intentions to ban wild animals in circuses

Victory! Freedom for Animals welcomes news that Wales plans to ban wild animals in circuses. Read more

BREAKING: MSPs unanimously vote to ban wild animal circuses!

The Scottish Parliament has passed a Bill to ban wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland. Read more

Two lynx owned by Welsh zoo dead

Two lynx are killed in the space of a few days at Borth Wild Animal Kingdom Read more

BREAKING: Republic of Ireland commit to banning wild animals in circuses!

Victory for animals as the Republic of Ireland announce a ban on circuses using wild animals. Read more

Victory for Scotland in the campaign to end animal circuses

A recent debate brings Scotland one step closer to a ban on animal circuses. Read more

Expedia takes steps to prevent animal exploitation

A victory for animals as yet another travel company takes steps to prevent animal exploitation in the tourist industry. Read more

Jun Jun the beluga whale dies under the care of Merlin Entertainments

It is time for Merlin Entertainments, parent company of SEA LIFE aquariums, to release the remaining two belugas to a sanctuary. Read more

Disappointing debate fails to protect primates in UK

Campaigners left disappointed as parliament shows no real consideration towards banning keeping primates as pets. Read more

BREAKING: Scottish Government publishes Bill to ban wild animals in circuses

Campaigners welcome Scottish Bill to ban the use of wild animal circuses. Read more

Council grants licence for South Lakes Safari Zoo to remain open

Despite almost 500 shocking animal deaths, local council decides not to close the zoo. Read more

Whistleblower speaks out as council recommends South Lakes Zoo should be granted licence

This recommendation has been made despite submissions from animal protection organisations, concerned local residents and even ex-employees and volunteers who have come forward to speak out about what they say has been going on at the zoo. Read more

April the giraffe gives birth - but it is no cause for celebration

April's pregnancy has become an internet sensation but the future for baby animals in zoos remains bleak. Read more

BREAKING: Freedom for Animals exposes false claims about zoo conservation

By focusing on zoos in Wales, we carried out research which unearthed that just 9% of animals held captive are endangered and 17% are threatened in the wild. This means the vast majority of animals kept in zoos are not threatened in the wild, so why are they held captive? Read more

Fight for animals at South Lakes Safari Zoo continues

Authorities consider licence appeal as zoo remains open. Read more

Travel companies turn their back on animal attractions

Two major travel companies are taking steps to prevent animal exploitation in the tourist industry. Read more

Zoo Licence Refused for David Gill at South Lakes Safari Zoo

Representatives from Freedom for Animals attended the council meeting on Monday 6th March which considered the licence application for South Lakes Safari Zoo. Read more

Statement regarding Cumbria Zoo Ltd

New team takes over management of troubled South Lakes Safari Zoo but much of the key management staff will remain the same. Read more

Don’t let Tilikum’s death be in vain – campaign for other whales suffering in captivity

It may be too late for Tilikum but there is still time to take action to help Jun Jun, Little White and Little Grey. Read more

Welsh Government recognise animals in circuses and mobile zoos need protection

The Welsh Assembly plans to bring animals in circuses and mobile zoos under licensing. Read more