95% of British public ignored in DEFRA U-Turn

A public consultation which resulted in 95% of respondents demanding a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses as well as a petition launched just last week which […]

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 Posted in: Circus

Government says no to circus animal ban

Earlier today Defra Minister Jim Paice announced that a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses will not be introduced. Instead, it is understood that a system of […]

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 Posted in: CAPS, Circus

Opinion on the circus ban: The Facts

With Downing Street allegedly planning to block a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, here we outline the facts and figures in black and white… DEFRA Consultation […]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in: CAPS, Circus

Action Alert: Boycott Water for Elephants

With a star-studded cast (Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon) and rave reviews, Water for Elephants is tipped to be one of the biggest films of 2011. The film charts the […]

Thursday, May 5th, 2011 Posted in: Animals in Film and TV, Circus

Exclusive Interview: Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas is the leader of the Green Party and made history in last year’s general election by becoming the first ever Green Member of Parliament. A champion for animals, […]

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 Posted in: CAPS, Circus

Zoo Awareness Weekend 2011

Get involved – 23rd – 25th April 2011 Zoo Awareness Day (now Zoo Awareness Weekend) was first started in the early 1990s by CAPS in order to raise awareness of […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in: Zoo

“My history with Anne the elephant”

Former CAPS Campaigns Director, Craig Redmond, who followed Anne’s plight for many years shares his thoughts on her past and future: When Irene Heaton founded CAPS in 1957 she was […]

Friday, April 15th, 2011 Posted in: CAPS, Circus, Zoo

New issue of Release magazine available online!

CAPS members can now download the Spring 2011 edition of Release magazine from our dedicated members’ area. With exclusive details on our progress over the last six months and a […]

Thursday, April 14th, 2011 Posted in: CAPS

Statement: Anne the elephant at Longleat Safari Park

CAPS statement regarding Anne the elephant and Longleat Safari Park We are delighted that Anne the elephant has been released from her suffering beneath the big top at Bobby Roberts […]

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 Posted in: Circus, Zoo

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