The French government should help wildlife care centers


The French government should help wildlife care centers

27 April 2020
In the midst of full confinement in France wildlife care centers no longer receive state funding and injured wild animals can no longer be taken care by the volunteers. Fondation Brigitte Bardot urges the French government to react.

The COVID-19 crisis has had a major negative impact on wildlife care centers all over Europe. While waiting for public funding the centers were providing free emergency care to injured and distressed wild animals.

The aid was delayed because the confinement of the French civil servant sector. With the health emergency law, volunteers who repatriated sick or injured animals to the centers cannot operate either. The leaders of these centers appeal to the generosity of the public to get through this crisis.

The Brigitte Bardot Foundation, fearing a very high mortality of injured wild animals deprived of care,  urges the government to authorize their transport to health centers where they will be taken care of. 

The post 'The French government should help wildlife care centers' is modified from an article published by Fondation Brigitte Bardot in their original language.