Thank you: Beluga whales arrive safely at sea sanctuary

An update and message of thanks from our Campaigns Director Read more

Beluga whales start 6000 mile journey to sanctuary

Beluga whales FINALLY leave the cruel SEA LIFE aquarium to live at sanctuary in the sea Read more

Update: Plans for Horse Ranch Withdrawn

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

Ex- South Lakes Safari Zoo owner submits plan to open horse ranch in the Lake District

Owner of zoo where over 500 animals died, wants to open another animal business 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

Penguins stolen from South Lakes Zoo sold for £10k

Penguins returned to controversial zoo after seller was arrested by the police. 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

The Merlin whale sanctuary: BBC investigates

BBC reporters visit site in Iceland where Merlin will move the two beluga whales from its Shanghai aquarium next year. Read more

Wales launches public consultation on animal circus ban

Public consultation launched on animal circus ban in Wales Read more

A step forward for animals: mobile zoos must be licensed

From 1st October 2018 mobile zoos will now have to be licensed. After years of campaigning this matter has finally been taken seriously by the Government. Read more

BREAKING: Wales to BAN wild animal circuses

Animal circus bill to be introduced in next 12 months Read more

UPDATE: Sea Life to rehome whales to sanctuary

But the whale shows continue in front of crowds 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

Inspectors find suffering and unnecessary deaths at South Lakes Safari Zoo

Following years of controversy and investigations, recent reports find almost 500 shocking animal deaths. 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

EXPOSED: Horror as “unspeakable” conditions for animals at mobile zoo business are revealed

Whistleblower reveals the awful conditions at Tropical Inc. to Freedom for Animals. Read more

Exposed: UK zoo is source of inbred lions used in Japanese circus

Investigators from UK charities, Freedom for Animals and Lion Aid, released evidence to suggest that white lions bred at West Midland Safari Park have been shipped to a travelling circus in Japan. Read more

The Secrets of Woburn's Animals

Woburn Safari Park, one of the best known zoos in the UK, has been exposed by Freedom for Animals over shocking conditions and animal welfare concerns. Read more