28th March 2023

Zoo Awareness Weekend: 7th-10th April

Every year Freedom for Animals holds a weekend of action to highlight the suffering that thousands of captive animals in UK zoos, aquariums, and mobile zoos face. Whether it be a zoo or aquarium, or one of the many mobile zoos that exploit animals for human entertainment and profit, Zoo Awareness Weekend aims to shine a light on the plight of the individual animals involved. 

This year’s Zoo Awareness Weekend falls on April 7th-10th, and with your help we can spread the word of how animal's are suffering in zoos across the UK and beyond, and make a difference for animals!

So many of our wonderful supporters and animal rights groups are planning on hitting the streets to hold protests and information stalls across the UK, so there is most likely an event near you!

Here are some planned events taking place across the country over the weekend: 

London Zoo - Friday 7th April 2023

Newcastle City Centre - Saturday 8th April 2023

Brighton Sealife Centre - Saturday 8th April 2023

South Lakes Zoo - Sunday 9th April 2023

Knowsley Zoo - Monday 10th April 2023

But if not, why not get involved and hold your own event in the name of animals!

We provide free campaign materials to activists and supporters who want to hold their own demos and stalls. You can order them here! Please be mindful that the last day for posting in time for demos held over this Zoo Awareness Weekend will be Monday 2nd April! If after this date, please email us at [email protected] and we will try our best to help.

Easter Weekend is one of the busiest weekends for zoos, so there really is no better time to get out there and spread the word of the suffering that animals held captive go through. Day after day animals are imprisoned for profit and entertainment. And we must share their stories and fight for their freedom!

If you are unable to attend an event in-person, why don't you try some of these great actions below to get involved:

Distribute leaflets in your local area

Order our free leaflets online and get active in your local towns and streets! Spreading the message in your local community can be a really powerful way to inspire others to listen to your message or get involved.

Take part in online actions on our social media pages or website

We have lots of upcoming actions we need your help with, whether that be by signing one of our important petitions or emailing the government to take action via our website - we need your help to make change for animals! Watch this space for more info!

We have a number of actions currently live including:

Hold a fundraising event to support our zoo campaigns

If you are unable to hold an event or get involved on Zoo Awareness Day over the Easter Weekend, there are plenty of other ways you can help raise vital funds to help animals in the future. We are always so grateful to our dedicated supporters for any help they can offer, and there are some really fun ways to get together with friends and raise money for future campaigns. Whether that be holding a coffee morning or vegan bake sale, taking part in a fun run, or holding future outreach stalls in your local towns and cities! Any actions you choose to take will help us continue our fight for total animal freedom.

Share our posts on social media 

Getting involved and raising awareness on the plight of animals held captive for human entertainment can really be as simple as sharing and commenting on our posts on social media, to help others gain an awareness on what's happening and how they can make a difference!




​Donate to help fund our vital campaigns

Your donations are so appreciated, and vital to help us to continue to fight against animal suffering and exploitation. They will be used to fund undercover investigations highlighting cruelty, lobby the Government, to raise awareness, all to bring about lasting change for animals in need. 

You can make a one off donation HERE

Or for even more impact please consider becoming a Freedom Champion by setting up a monthly gift HERE!

Our Freedom Champions are at the heart of everything we do. Your monthly gift will allow us to plan ahead and provide an income stream we can rely on, ensuring we can be there for animals in the future.

However you choose to get involved this Zoo Awareness Weekend, we want to say a huge THANK YOU! We could not carry on without your support, and we are so grateful for your help in fighting for change!

- 28th March 2023