New support for the SEA LIES campaign!

We are delighted to share these brilliant photos from the Risky Business Drama Group, who are getting behind the SEA LIES campaign. Here is the message from the group: We […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 Posted in: SEA LIES

Wail for whales: Support an end to whaling, don’t support SEA LIFE aquariums

SEA LIFE aquariums, whose parent company exploits whales in daily circus-style shows, are promoting the campaign of a respected whale and dolphin conservation group, which calls for an end to […]

Monday, July 28th, 2014 Posted in: SEA LIES

Chessington World of Adventures’ new performing wild animal stunt criticised

Chessington World of Adventures, which is owned by Merlin Entertainments, today announced its newest performing wild animal gimmick. The move has attracted criticism from leading animal protection groups. According to […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in: SEA LIES, Uncategorized, Zoo

Blog: A few hours in the pool won’t kill me. The whales might not be so lucky.

By CAPS Director, Liz Tyson (First published on I am currently training to do what is known as a “swimmer’s marathon” in September with my dad, Ged. It will […]

Thursday, July 24th, 2014 Posted in: SEA LIES

​Blog: Will welfare concerns over “Zoo Lates” continue to fall on deaf ears?

By Liz Tyson, CAPS Director In recent days, there has been significant uproar surrounding ZSL London Zoo’s “Zoo Lates” events as it was revealed in a U.K. national newspaper that one visitor […]

Monday, July 21st, 2014 Posted in: Zoo

Government must find the time for wild animal circus ban

On Monday, CAPS Director, Liz, and colleagues from the Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and the RSPCA were in Westminster to meet with Lord de Mauley, the Minister responsible […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Conservationists express serious concern over sloth welfare at Chester Zoo

Footage and photographs released today by the charity, The Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS), of a sloth at Chester Zoo has attracted concern from wildlife conservationists with one saying that […]

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 Posted in: Zoo

The mystery of the disappearing elephant: Chester quietly packs female elephant off to Spain

Two days ago, the CAPS team were surprised to see a “tweet” from Portsmouth Port which featured a photograph of an elephant accompanied with the light-hearted statement “Unusual passenger for […]

Friday, June 27th, 2014 Posted in: Zoo

Number of birds killed by conservation charity, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust revealed

In March this year, CAPS reported that, despite promising to end the killing of mallard ducks on their land, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) continued to seek licences as […]

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 Posted in: Fight for Flight

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