Your actions for animals in 2017

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

As a new year begins, let’s look back on all of the amazing things you helped achieve for animals in 2017! January – March Zoo where 500 animals died hits […]

BREAKING: MSPs unanimously vote to ban wild animal circuses!

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

The Scottish Parliament has passed a Bill to ban wild animals in travelling circuses in Scotland. The bill was unanimously signed off by MSPs, 112 votes to 0. This is […]

BREAKING: Republic of Ireland commit to banning wild animals in circuses!

Friday, November 10th, 2017

The Republic of Ireland have committed to banning wild animals in circuses by January 2018. Our three investigations into circuses in Ireland have uncovered animals including giraffe, hippo, rhino, elephants, […]

Victory for Scotland in the campaign to end animal circuses

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

A recent debate brings Scotland one step closer to a ban on animal circuses. Last week, MSPs unanimously approved of the first stage of the Scottish Bill to ban wild […]

BREAKING: Scottish Government publishes Bill to ban wild animals in circuses

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Campaigners welcome Scottish Bill to ban wild animal circuses The Captive Animals’ Protection Society, along with campaign partners, have welcomed publication of the Scottish Government Bill to ban the use of […]

Travel companies turn their back on animal attractions

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

News broke this week that two major travel companies are taking steps to prevent animal exploitation in the tourist industry. British travel company Thomas Cook will no longer sell 16 […]

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 […]

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