MP who rejected Bill to ban wild animals in circuses remains defiant in his support for circuses

Today, Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members Bill to ban the use of wild animals in English circuses will be put forward again for its second reading in Westminster. Despite the Bill […]

Friday, October 24th, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Arts Council Ireland may continue to fund animal circuses for decades

CAPS and Irish campaign partners have called upon supporters to take action to demand that the Arts Council Ireland end its funding of animal circuses with immediate effect. This call follows […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Charities and MP demand answers from Government on circus ban

Animal advocates from CAPS and the Born Free Foundation, along with MP, Jim Fitzpatrick, have spoken of their dismay over the continued failure to ban the use of wild animals in English […]

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Malta comes good for animals in circuses but Westminster lets them down again 

A note from CAPS Director, Liz Tyson, on the proposed English circus ban: Dear All, We were delighted this morning to hear that Malta has now passed a ban on […]

Friday, October 17th, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Public pressure forces Edinburgh Zoo to take action over 90 years of big cat misery

On Wednesday, it was announced that Edinburgh Zoo will be implementing a new “Big Cat Strategy”. Plans to demolish the historic “Big Cat Walkway” and move some of the current […]

Friday, October 17th, 2014 Posted in: Zoo

Shock at Deputy Prime Minister’s last-minute back track on circus ban

Animal advocates from CAPS and campaign partners at the Born Free Foundation have today expressed their shock at indications from the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg of a back-track on […]

Monday, October 13th, 2014 Posted in: Circus

Chester Zoo turns a blind eye to cruel animal performances, despite purported opposition to animal shows

The final episode of “Our Zoo”, the BBC drama which charts the history of Chester Zoo, was aired this week. By all accounts, the show has been a huge hit […]

Friday, October 10th, 2014 Posted in: Circus, Zoo

‘Take the Plunge’ Swim a huge success!

Team CAPS take to the water to raise funds for whales When planning this year’s sponsored challenge to raise funds for the SEA LIES campaign, the answer seemed obvious. What […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Posted in: Uncategorized

Act before the 17th October for wild animals in circuses

The second reading of Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses was blocked on the 5th September in the House of Commons. This is common […]

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 Posted in: Circus

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