Beyond the Bars Photo Exhibition

by Born Free in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

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On 19th July 2017 we successfully raised £300 with 12 supporters in 28 days

A photo exhibition highlighting the need for greater welfare standards in European zoos

by Born Free in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

An investigation into European zoos (The Zoo Inquiry) was undertaken by The Born Free Foundation in 2011, and again in 2016. The findings highlighted that many European zoos are keeping their animals in inappropriate conditions. 

As part of the latest 2016 investigation, two renowned photographers were commissioned by Born Free to visit a selection of the zoos in Europe. The result was a set of powerful and harrowing photographs which demonstrate the need for greater protection for wild captive animals across Europe.

This year, these photographs will be on display to the public at the ONCA gallery in Brighton, from 21st-23rd July 2017, as part of Born Free’s Beyond the Bars campaign, which seeks to challenge the exploitation of wild animals in captivity.

Beyond the Bars Launch Event – 21st  July 2017

The Beyond the Bars exhibition (21st-23rd July 2017) will launch with an opening event on Friday 21st, from 6.30pm-8.30pm. This will be an open event with no ticket purchase required, however donations will be gratefully received at the door.

Renowned photographer, Britta Jaschinski, will be attending the launch event, where she will give a short talk about her recent experience visiting some of Europe’s zoos, and offer personal insight into some of her photographs on display.   


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

2 of 30 claimed

£5 Reward

Lapel Pin in copper. 2D Born Free logo die stamped to one side, sandblasted surround. Displayed on a Born Free backing card size 3cm x 2.2 cm

£25 or more

1 of 30 claimed

£25 Reward

Signed exhibition print. Printed A3 photograph from the Beyond the Bars exhibition signed by Britta Jaschinski. Britta will sign the purchased prints at the opening of the exhibition on 21st July so those able to attend can collect their print on the day. If you cannot attend your reward will be posted to you

£40 or more

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£40 Reward

Born Free animal adoption - Dolo the lion. Your adoptions help provide the care and protection each animal needs. When you adopt you receive a great gift pack and regular update news. So if you love wild animals, adoption makes an ideal present, for yourself or someone you care for.

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