Zoo magazine to shut doors

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 9:33AM
Prince Harry having a read of Zoo magazine while on deployment in Afghanistan (Getty Images)
Prince Harry having a read of Zoo magazine while on deployment in Afghanistan (Getty Images)

Zoo magazine to shut doors

Author
Michael Sergel,
Publish Date
Fri, 18 Sep 2015, 9:33AM

Another 'lads magazine' is calling it quits.

Bauer Media has announced it will publish its final edition of Zoo Australia on October 12.

The publisher said the decision's driven by what it calls "tough retail conditions".

Ralph Australia finished in 2010 and FHM Australia stopped being published in 2012.

Family First spokesman Bob McCoskrie welcomes Zoo's demise, and said the community is sick of misogynistic magazines.

He believes the next step to combating rape culture is to stop young people being exposed to negative sexual messages online.

"We know that the internet is awash with this type of stuff and the question we've got to ask ourselves is 'Are we willing to take action to stem some of that flow'."