A public demo at Twycross zoo to highlight the cruelty involved with zoos. Groups from around the midlands will come together to show the public that zoos are not as glamarous as they are publicised to be.
Many zoo species are not endanagered and are purely bred into captivity for money-making purposes. Each year, animals are culled to prevent over population in the zoo as a result of continuous breeding to produce babies which are essentially money makers (including those endanagered in the wild). Captivity takes its toll on wild animals and many behaviours can be seen displayed by them including pacing, chewing on their limbs, hair plucking and aggression.
In recent years Zoos have jumped on the Conservation bang wagon, they actually just have a legal obligation to promote conservation. Loop holes in Zoo legislation allow them to not only sell animals to other zoos but to circuses aswel as seen with West Midlands Safari Park. They are failing the animals, they are a business and will not be the ones to tell you the truth. Please take a look at the below organisations for more info 👍
CAPS are an organisation dedicated to helping animals in captivity: https://www.captiveanimals.org/our-work/zoos
Captive Animals' Protection Society - CAPS
Along with the Born Free Foundation http://www.bornfree.org.uk/campaigns/zoo-check/
Join us for a peaceful demonstration to stand in solidarity with these animals.