This foundation aims to make a distinction between animal parks that are involved with canned hunting/cub petting and the parks that do good. The good and ethical parks are entitled to and will receive the Moomba stamp.
To make this distinction, our foundation made a list of requirements we stand for.
People and/organisations and/or foundations that have experience with and knowledge in this field, helped to accomplish this list of requirements below. They have given us their support and agreed with our aim.
Qualifications that must be met before a park will get the Moomba stamp
1 There is no interaction (direct contact) with the animals and visitors/volunteers.
2 They do not breed with the animals.
3 Animals are not for sale. Buying can be justified only by circumstances like it would save animal lives or because they have to be removed from intolerable conditions.
4 Guaranteed lifetime and unconditional care for the animals is a must.
5 There are no cubs, and certainly not all year round. When there are cubs, they are rescued from places like circuses, breeding farms or from private facilities.
6 Logs of each and every present animal, from birth till death, are at any time available upon request.
7 Each park should have a management plan for (safe-) keeping of the animals, with protocols, vision and mission statements, contingency plans, husbandry, animal welfare, veterinary and feeding plans.