Summer of Discontent: Zoos Cashing in on Music Events at Animals’ Expense

The Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) is calling on the public to boycott music festivals held in zoos due to serious concerns for the welfare of the animals.

Port Lympne, for example, is playing host to two festivals, one of which is the “The Hevy Music Festival” –  three days of heavy metal and punk rock music with bands playing until 2am and alcohol being sold at the event (plus free zoo admission to all those holding a festival ticket).

Loud noise is a well-known stressor for captive animals and they will have no way of escaping the increased sound levels at music events.

For further details, please visit:
http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2012/06/summer-of-discontent-zoos-cashing-in-on-music-events-at-animals-expense

Thank you.

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3 thoughts on “Summer of Discontent: Zoos Cashing in on Music Events at Animals’ Expense

  1. The Captive Animals’ Protection Society have reported their findings on the Port Lympne Safari Park “Zoo Project” festival held earlier this month:
    http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2012/09/zoos-drugs-and-rock-and-roll-caps-exposes-major-uk-safari-park

    Issues include:
    * objects being thrown into the baboon enclosures and carp ponds;
    * gorillas being tormented with sticks; and
    * music going on until around 1-2am and being heard clearly within the park.

    Fighting for Hope Author

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