Performing bears in Spanish circus (Photo: Born Free Foundation)

Estonia considers ending the use of wild animals in circuses

News from ENDCAP partners, the Estonian Society for the Protection of Animals, has confirmed that use of wild animals in circuses in the Baltic country could soon end.   The Minister of Agriculture, Ivar Padar has said, “Wild animals, such as elephants, big cats and primates, have no place in a circus, and therefore I…

Captive Orca (Photo: Rojer)

Support a Dolphinaria-Free Europe

July 4th, the World Day for Captive Dolphins, is an opportunity for us to remember the plight of the thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises held in captivity across the world. Travelling vast distances in the wild; in captivity, whales and dolphins suffer from restricted space and a limited social environment, often forced to perform…

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Animal welfare becomes a priority for tourism

This year the World Responsible Tourism Awards, the largest and most respected award scheme for responsible tourism, have announced a new Award presented for the ‘Best Animals Welfare Initiative’. ENDCAP welcomes the news, which indicates heightened importance to the welfare and protection of animals by the travel industry. It is thought that 70% of excursions…

ENDCAP supports #Act4Animals

ENDCAP will be supporting the new initiative of Eurogroup for Animals, #Act4Animals, which aims to secure support from the European Parliament to improve the protection of animals in human care in the European Union.  Subscribe

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Our chance to ensure a Europe that cares for animals

Press release from the Born Free Foundation   On 22nd May the British public will have the opportunity to elect their representatives for the European Parliament for the next five years and get the chance to directly influence the European legislative process. In total, 73 Euro-MPs will be elected to represent the United Kingdom, tasked…

Morgan the captive Orca (Photo: Free Morgan Foundation)

Dutch courts ensure a bleak future for Morgan

Today’s verdict by the Dutch court could mean that Morgan, the young female wild-caught orca, could spend the rest of her life in captivity. This is a sad outcome for the hundreds of people, who have been campaigning worldwide for her release back to the wild.   The court determined that even though Morgan had…

Farmed mink (Photo: Network for Animal Freedom)

European Parliament supports animal welfare

ENDCAP welcomes today’s decision by the European Parliament in the endorsement of a compromise proposal for a Regulation on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species. Further to the Commission’s proposal, the Parliament has ensured the inclusion of references to animal welfare, which includes consideration of non-lethal methods of…

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Animal Health Regulation must uphold welfare

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted in favour of making multiple improvements to the future EU Regulation on animal health (COM(2013)260) by voting in favour of the overwhelming majority of amendments that had been adopted in the Parliament’s Agriculture Committee report. Led by Marit Paulsen, Rapporteur of the Agriculture Committee for this dossier, the agreed amendments…