'Those animals deserve to live': Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo refused licence

'I'm glad I never visited' - Campaigners celebrate as South Lakes Safari Zoo is refused licence

In 2013 a keeper was mauled by a tiger (Stock image)

Monday, March 6, 2017

South Lakes Safari Zoo has lost its bid to renew its licence and campaigners are celebrating.

A report found that 486 animals at the zoo in Dalton-in-Furness died in the space of just four years, the BBC said.

In 2013 a keeper was mauled to death by a tiger and the zoo was fined, yet the facility has remained mired in controversy - culminating in today's verdict.

According to the report by Barrow councillors, the zoo should now be closed to the public, however this could be delayed if owner David Gill appeals the decision.

Many on Twitter have celebrated the closure of the zoo, see their reaction below