Janusz Wojciechowski MEP (Photo: ECRG)

European Parliament President for animals

ENDCAP welcomes the election of Janusz Wojciechowski MEP as the new President of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals. ENDCAP hopes that the new Parliamentary term will bring improved protection for wild animals in captivity in the EU.   A total of 79 MEPs have signed up to membership of…

Sabrina at Naples Zoo (Photo: Thilo Cardenas)

The elephant in the room – solitary elephants revealed

There are over 40 solitary elephants living in zoos and circuses across Europe. A short-film, ‘The Elephant in the Room’, based on a report by the Born Free Foundation, Innocent Prisoner, has been launched, which shines a spotlight on these forgotten animals.   Made on location in the UK, the US, Norway, Romania and Serbia;…

SOSDelfines road tour (Photo: SOSDelfines)

Spanish action to end cetacean captivity

Members of the coalition, SOSDelfines, undertook a road tour of 10 Spanish cities this summer to raise awareness of the plight of over 98 dolphins and whales in Spain’s 11 dolphinaria. Spain hosts the most captive dolphin facilities in the EU and these facilities are predominantly located in tourist destinations in coastal regions.   The…

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…