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Wildlife welfare

We class 'wild animals' as those that aren't normally domesticated. The list is enormous, ranging from badgers to nesting birds, pet snakes and zoo elephants!

Our concern for wild animals is based on how they're treated and whether humans cause unnecessary suffering. Our priority is on animal welfare rather than on the conservation of endangered species.

How are we helping wildlife?

It's a challenge trying to improve the welfare of such a huge number of different animals! Thousands of wild animals, which include over 150 different species, are admitted to our wildlife centres each year. We use scientific research and practical evidence to support our views. We encourage change in many different ways.

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