cultural differences but
don’t let them become an
excuse for poor welfare
“As custodians of captive wild animals, it is our absolute moral imperative to provide for the highest standards of individual animal care and wellbeing.”
“Wild Welfare’s pragmatic, hands-on approach directly addresses challenges to captive animal welfare by forging collaborative partnerships that build motivation for change.”
Wild Welfare are tackling these issues in a professional and strategic manner, getting to the heart of the problem to ensure a happy, long-term future for all captive wild animals.
Wild welfare continually excel in their provision of expertise to improve the welfare of captive wild animals, developing improvements which have a positive impact on all animals within facilities they work with, and in the development of positive working relationships with government officials and regional zoo associations.
Achieving high welfare standards in developing countries may be challenging, but it’s definitely not impossible. Wild Welfare’s audit system is set up in a way that makes it easy to recognize shortcomings and addresses potential issues in an objective and solution-focused manner. Their way of working was very professional, thorough and helpful for our organisation and they gave us materials to do our own welfare checks, which was extremely helpful to keep improving our animal welfare standards.
Wild Welfare is vital to ensuring that the global zoo and aquarium community focusses on positive animal welfare in all circumstances, in all countries.
“The Wild Welfare seminar was really popular! We really hope to continue this partnership with Wild Welfare, to help more students, vets and key government staff learn about why animal welfare and assessment is so important for zoos and aquariums in Japan.”
“I have known Wild Welfare since 2016 and I really appreciate the work they do, particularly in training and assessment. There’s no perfect zoo in the world so we have to improve and Wild Welfare has supported that a lot. We have seen facilities, animal welfare and even animal behaviours being changed in a very good way.”
“Amazing work that truly makes a difference for animals while teaching best practices to those who work with them.”
I believe that Wild Welfare, with support from the zoo community, is very well placed to address the welfare issues in those substandard zoos that are willing to accept guidance.
They do a fabulous job. They go into organisations that desperately need to make improvements, but have a willingness to try and improve. I think that those who are able to do so should provide that support and encouragement to improve.
“(The results of your work are) a great testament to your dedication to helping people as well as the animals, showing them the benefits of changes and teaching them the skills needed to spread your influence, rather than being judgemental outsiders.”
“Wild Welfare carries out assessments with the respective zoo’s life sciences team in a transparent and organised manner. Training and capacity building aimed at increasing the understanding and competence of zoo staff, have been well received.”