In response, we conceived the project “ZOOXXI”. Animal welfare campaigners and environmental activists linked to Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) as well as 40 professors from disciplines ranging from biology and veterinary medicine to ethics, business, communication and law are all working on the project. To start with, a 360° analysis of zoos will be conducted from all perspectives, to develop findings and guidelines.
Killings, overcrowded cages, and all the suffering that goes with this should be a thing of the past. The ZOOXXI concept does not seek to close zoos, but to turn them into something very different. This requires a genuine education and research programme, with animal protection, species protection and habitat protection always remaining the primary goal.
The idea is to only house local animals, and exclusively within the framework of species preservation projects. Other than this, ZOOXXI sites will be dedicated to caring for confiscated and injured animals until a better home can be found for them.