Cancel after hours 'Zoo Nights' at ZSL London Zoo

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This cannot go on any longer. This is a recurring event where ZSL London Zoo is basically turned into a nightclub for the night after the zoo has closed, with music blaring and alcohol being sold, with no care for the animals and with countless incidents in previous years. 

Examples of the chaos that has ensued previously:

  • People trying to enter enclosures
  • People pouring beer over tigers
  • Someone stripped off and tried to get into the penguin pool to allegedly harm a penguin
  • A group of people cracked the glass on the snake enclosure
  • Butterflies were crushed to death

People have commented on this petition saying they used to work for the zoo/previously attended one of these events and said the animals appeared visibly stressed, with someone saying on one occasion people were cleared away from the gorilla enclosure whilst zookeepers calmed them down.

This has to stop. There seems to be absolutely no consideration for the animals who are already kept at the zoo against their will, it is all for consumers. This is clearly a big money maker but  I'm sure there are plenty of other ways of raising money without risking the animals safety, as this should be top priority. The last thing these animals need is to be surrounded by drunk people and loud music. This event has been rebranded several times with no indication of it being cancelled for good.

There are 8 of these events, on all the Fridays of June AND JULY! The first event begins on the 7th June, THIS WEEK! We don't have a lot of time before the animals are subjected to 1 of these stupid things a week for TWO MONTHS, so please help by signing, sharing and letting the zoo (and Magnum Ice Cream, their sponsor) know how you feel! Thank you so so much, I am so grateful for every signature.