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Message from CAPS

I wanted to update you on the South Lakes Safari Zoo campaign. I am disappointed to say that David Gill, the owner of the zoo, has entered an appeal against the council’s decision to refuse his licence. Whilst this appeal is being considered, the zoo remains open.
The second application for a zoo licence from Cumbria Zoo Co. is still to be considered. Just yesterday it was revealed that zoo inspectors recommended that the application is approved – a recommendation we believe lets the animals down drastically.

Read the latest on South Lakes Safari Zoo here.

We have submitted our objections to the council and will be attending the licence hearing to speak against it and speak out for the animals who have suffered so much at this zoo!

Whatever the outcome, this tragic situation has had a big impact on the public, opening their eyes to the suffering animals experience in zoos. We are seeing attitudes change towards zoos more and more!

I am pleased to report that two travel companies are taking action against cruel captivity – ‘Responsible Travel’ will no longer promote zoos whilst ‘Thomas Cook’ will no longer sell tickets to 16 animal attractions. Amazing!

You can help change more hearts and minds!

On 14th-16th April it’s our annual Zoo Awareness Weekend! We will be releasing some new research over the weekend so keep an eye on our facebook and twitter pages.

There will be plenty you can do over the weekend in your area or online. Email campaigns@captiveanimals.org if you need any advice or resources.

Together we are making change for animals in zoos – one day they will be free!

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