Fundraising for the Lions400 campaign
This year ZSL are focusing our fundraising on a recently launched Lions400 campaign and are appealing to every Fire Walker to pledge to raise just £150. With only 400 Asian lions left in the wild, these animals are on the brink of extinction. The risks of disease, habitat loss and illegal trade are increasing and it’s up to us not let these lions disappear forever.
Your sponsorship will allow us to create an inspirational new lion exhibit right in the heart of ZSL London Zoo, engaging and educating the public about these extraordinary animals. It will also support urgent projects in India to protect the last remaining Asian Lions. This event not only gives us the opportunity to raise much needed funds, but it also allows us to raise the profile of the drastic work that needs to be done in order to save the Asian Lion. We will support you every step of the way to reach your £150 fundraising target by going you plenty of fundraising tips from the moment you register! Click here for more information and to book!
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) is the world’s leading single-issue organisation campaigning to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.
BUAV’s dedicated team combine legal and scientific expertise, research skills, media liaison, public campaigning, undercover investigations and political lobbying in order to work effectively for an end to animal experiments and their replacement with modern and humane alternatives.
They do not receive any government funding or lottery money, and rely completely on the generosity of our supporters. To all, they would like to say thank you for any donations. Please click here to visit the charities website.
STOP THE SEAL CULLING – MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE WORLD
As Canada prepares to cull 275,000 of the baby seals living off its shores by clubbing them to death or shooting them for their fur, we look into why this barbaric practice must end.
Hundreds of thousands of baby seals will be clubbed to death over the coming days by fishermen as part of Canada’s controversial annual seal hunt.
The seals are born in March and for the first few weeks of their lives they are nurtured by their mothers. But at just 12 days old, when their white coats change colour, it is no longer against the law to hunt them. Only in Russia can ‘whitecoat’ seals still be culled.
Last year, 98.5 per cent of the 224,000 pups killed off of Canada’s shores were under three months old. “They are very much like human babies – they cry and call for their mum the same way,” said one anti-culling protestor.
Yet as soon as the winter ice floes have broken up sufficiently to allow fishing boats to reach the seals, the hunting begins. And this year, the culling limit has been set to 275,000. The Canadian Government says it will not threaten the population of up to six million seals, arguing that sealing is an important part of the local economy.
Few Canadians make a living from hunting seals, however. Sealers are fishermen by trade who make a small amount of additional income for a few weeks a year from the slaughter. In fact, the majority of Canadians themselves are against the hunt, with 72 per cent supporting regulations to ban the hunting of seal pups.