It is interesting that the Blue Cross animal charity has decided to get into bed with the Born Free Foundation in compiling this research. The alliance of what were traditional animal welfare groups siding with the animal-rights movement should be of concern to all professional animal keepers.
Many of those who regularly read my personal blog are aware of my concerns at the encroaching mission creep that can be witnessed within the animal-rights movement as regarding the keeping of animals is both in zoos and aquariums and also as pets. The continuing campaign was recently highlighted again in the ongoing attack on the keeping of various species of animals as pets.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper was among a number of members of the media to cover a story on a report undertaken by the animal welfare group Blue Cross and the animal-rights group The Born Free Foundation called One Click Away.