Zoo Awareness Weekend 2017: Get Involved!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

  Every year our annual event to raise awareness of the plight of animals held captive in zoos takes place over Easter weekend. What is wrong with zoos? Animals are […]

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 […]

Reindeer pulled by antlers at shopping centre event

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

CAPS was contacted at the beginning of December by a concerned member of the public who came across a reindeer display at her local shopping centre. The footage she took of […]

Animal welfare scientists conclude: Case for a ban on mobile zoos

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

In a landmark study animal welfare scientists have concluded that circuses and mobile zoos using wild animals could be banned on welfare grounds. The study was commissioned by the Welsh Government […]

Travelling zoos on the rise and animals increasingly at risk says animal protection charity

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Travelling zoos on the rise and animals increasingly at risk says animal protection charity Meerkats, monkeys, snakes and owls are just some of the animals used in the ‘mobile zoo’ […]

Mobile Zoos: no life for animals

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

By guest writer and CAPS Volunteer, Sarah Ogilvie This year Zoo Awareness Weekend (25th – 28th March 2016) is focussing on the lives of animals in mobile zoos.  So, why […]

2014 round-up!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

As we return from our festive breaks refreshed and rested the CAPS office is now back in full swing for 2015! Before we begin the New Year, though, we wanted […]

Animals and children at risk during petting zoo events, says CAPS

Monday, March 24th, 2014

CAPS has today launched a new campaign to educate parents and teachers on the dangers of booking mobile petting zoos or live animal parties for their children. The campaign, which […]

EXPOSED: Horror as “unspeakable” conditions for animals at mobile zoo business are revealed

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Tropical Inc. advertises itself as “an award winning professional company” which is “dedicated to increasing awareness and fascination for all types of exotic animals”. Animal presenters travel the country offering […]

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