Wild animals are captured, taken from their natural habitats or bred in captivity, suffering a lifetime of cruelty and abuse. Some are beaten into submission, deprived of food and water or trapped in concrete cages – all for the tourist dollar.
Many native wild animals are only found in Australia. Seeing koalas and kangaroos can be a holiday highlight, and the best place to see these and other famous Australian animals is in the wild – where they belong.
Late last year we helped rescue Nepal’s last dancing bears, Rangila and Sridevi. But we’re devastated to learn they were taken – without our knowledge – to a poor welfare zoo, where Sridevi died. We’re urging the government to reveal why the bears were taken there and ensure it protects Rangila.