Welsh Government recognise animals in circuses and mobile zoos need protection

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

The Welsh Assembly plans to bring animals in circuses and mobile zoos under licensing. In an update posted on their website on December 15th 2016, Lesley Griffiths, Cabinet Secretary for […]

Animal trainer to tour with circus in Italy over winter

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

You all may remember Thomas Chipperfield who was touring with big cats last year in Wales, U.K, with much opposition from local protesters and residents. Earlier this month, he joined […]

The call for a ban on animal circuses in Ireland

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

By guest writer and CAPS Volunteer, Sarah Ogilvie The Irish public have been extremely vocal of late, speaking out against the arrival of animal Circus Belly Wien, in association with […]

The Story of Zara: the polar bear who lived and died in captivity

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

On the 18th January 2016, video footage was released of an elderly polar bear being made to perform for a crowd in the UK. The footage, filmed in 2013, shows […]

TV Animal Supplier ‘Amazing Animals’ exposed

Monday, January 18th, 2016

A company which supplies animals for the TV and film industry has been blasted as “cruel and out of date” by animal protection campaigners after footage showing lions, tigers and […]

Blog: The Wild is the Only Place for Elephants

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

In the first of a series of guest blogs from CAPS volunteers, supporters and animal advocates around the globe, CAPS volunteer Lauren Cawley, tells us of her experience with elephants […]

The tragic life of Tyke the elephant

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Recently, the press reported that three circus Elephants destroyed a car in a Danish seaside town, after a worker was seen to hit one of them with a stick one too many times. Now […]

Big cat circus returns to Wales this week

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

CAPS has received a tip off from a local supporter that a circus show with tigers and lions will be taking place this weekend in Welshpool, Wales. Posters promoting the show describes it as “educational” […]

The Scottish nation has spoken – 98% say ‘YES’ to a ban on wild animals in circuses

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

The Scottish Government has released the results of a public consultation it held regarding the use of wild animals in circuses. It reported that 98% of people who responded thought […]

Peter Jolly’s Circus: Chipperfield big cats will not be part of act in 2015

Friday, February 20th, 2015

CAPS has welcomed the news that Peter Jolly’s circus which toured with lions and tigers in 2014 has announced that these cats will not be returning to their shows this […]

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