Our campaigns Take action Zoo Awareness Weekend Tens of thousands of animals are held captive in zoos across the UK. Many are suffering in silence, their misery unseen despite the thousands of people who peer in at them everyday. Will you take action for them this Easter? Easter weekend is one of the busiest times for zoos and aquariums, so the best time for us to get out and inform people! Over the weekend people all over the country will hold protests, information stalls, film showings and other events to speak out for animals in zoos. 30th March - 2nd April Get Involved! Hold a demonstration at your local zoo! We can help you organise one, provide materials or check our facebook page for the latest info on upcoming protests. Door drop campaign leaflets in your local area. Hold a fundraising event to support our zoo campaigns. Write to your local paper about zoos. Hold an information stall in your town centre, local library or school. Volunteer on a street collection to raise funds. We will help you organise it and provide collection tins. Take part in online actions on our social media pages. These events can be held in your school, workplace, at home, with friends or on the streets in your town. We will supply materials and support to make your event a meaningful one for the animals! Contact us to get involved! What is wrong with zoos? Even the best enclosures in zoos cannot replicate wild animals’ natural habitat – animals are forced to live in a different climate, habitat, unable to exhibit natural behaviours such as raising a family and hunting. Many animals would roam miles everyday in the wild which is simply impossible in zoos. Our investigations into zoos have exposed neglect, ill animals left untreated, links with the animal circus industry, exposed festivals held in zoos causing animals stress, junk food fed to animals and much more. Animals are routinely culled in zoos, many of them healthy individuals who are no longer wanted by the zoo. Stereotypic behaviours are abnormal behaviours often exhibited by animals in zoos – pacing, rocking, swaying and even self-harming are all signs of stress commonly seen in captive animals. Find out more about zoos here!