We need your support to make sure our campaigns are as effective as possible. Please become a grass roots campaigner for CAPS, and help us to raise awareness of the problems facing animals in captivity. There are lots of ways you can get involved.
Which circuses to visit and which to avoid…
One of the easiest ways that you can support our work is by pledging not to visit zoos or animal circuses.
Click HERE for a list of animal-free circuses in the the UK.
If you have animal welfare concerns about a specific circus, please click HERE to download and complete the attached form and send it to us.
Every year there are hundreds of demos outside circuses and zoos across the UK. These are organised by our supporters, and they are a great way to raise awareness and keep the pressure on! The circuses travel all over the country, so it’s likely there will be demos near you at some point. Get in touch if you’d like us to let you know about any local demos.
Some areas of the country simply don’t have enough local campaigners to organise circus demos. Could you organise enough people to hold a demo? If so, please get in touch. We’re always looking for new local groups to join our circus campaign. If you’ve never organised a demo before, don’t worry. We can offer you all the advice and support you’ll need, as well as free materials for the demo, and we’ll promote your event to our network!
Click HERE for some top tips on how to organise a circus protest.
If there are no nearby zoos or circuses for you to demo outside, why not organise a town centre info stall instead? All you’ll need is a table, some helpers, and a smile; we’ll provide the rest. Simply order some free leaflets and let us know when your stall is, and we’ll make sure you have everything you need. If you’ve never organised a stall before and would like some advice, get in touch.
You can raise awareness and help captive animals without even leaving the comfort of your sofa*. Many people now get their news from social networking sites. All you need to do, is make sure you click the icons at the bottom of the screen to follow CAPS on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and share our stories, news and videos with your friends.
Changing the way things work
Is an animal circus coming to your town? Would you like to do something about it?
One of the most effective ways to campaign is to work with local landowners and councils to effect change.
Please click here to find out more about the value of letter writing and to download handy letter templates.
Writing a letter to your local newspaper is a great way of raising support for CAPS. Click here for advice and letter templates. If your letter gets printed, please buy an extra copy of the paper (or find a link to the online version) and send it to us so we can see!
* This only applies to people with laptops. I’m afraid those using a desktop would have to leave the sofa to reach their computer chair.