• INVESTIGATION

Investigation

We conduct investigations at zoos and safari parks across China to identify animal welfare concerns and report these to the management of the facilities and government authorities.

We use the evidence collected during our investigations to influence positive regulatory change. In 2010, following our investigation into animal performances, the government ministry responsible for the management of Chinese zoos issued a directive to ban the use of wild animals in such performances.

We work with zoo managers to offer feedback and suggestions for recommended animal welfare improvements, and have established a positive relationship with the China Association of Zoological Gardens, the government authority responsible for regulating zoos in China.