England: After 60 Years Campaigning As ‘CAPS’; They Now Become ‘Freedom For Animals’.



Our big news!


Hi Mark,

I am really excited to tell you our big news.

We have changed our name from CAPS to Freedom for Animals!

For 60 years we have been known as the ‘Captive Animals’ Protection Society’. Over that time we have grown to work on more campaigns and influence laws to protect animals.

So we wanted a name that explains more clearly what we do as an organisation and inspires people to take action – and what could be more inspiring than ‘Freedom for Animals’ ? 

We have launched our brand new website which has been designed to make it easier for people to learn more about our campaigns and take actions to help animals.


Here’s what you can do now!

I really hope you are as excited about this change as we are and will continue to work with us to help animals in need.

Until all are free,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. Thank you so much for working with us to help animals. Let’s keep up the fight for their freedom as we enter this new chapter – donate today if you can! www.freedomforanimals.org.uk/donate


Breaking – England to ban circus animals by 2020 ?



Go to ‘News and Blog’ on this link if connection gives problems – here you should see the story.





Scotland: Breaking News – The First UK country to ban wild animal circuses!

SAV Comment

This will now be followed shortly by England -we can almost promise that.

First UK country to ban wild animal circuses!

Hello Mark.

I am so excited to be sending you this email!

I have just watched the Scottish parliament vote

on the bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses….

And I am delighted to say they voted for the animals!

Wild animal circuses will be banned in Scotland!

People like you, CAPS and other animal protection

organisations have been campaigning on this issue for decades.

It just goes to show why we should never give up, the animals

need these victories!

Here’s what you need to do now:

  1. Read more about this amazing victory here

  2. Pat yourself on the back for making this day possible

  3. Get yourself ready for the next steps to ban animal circuses in Wales!

The Welsh Government have been considering a ban too,

which CAPS and people like you have pushed hard for

in recent months. An announcement this week indicates

they may consider licensing instead – we cannot let this happen!

Watch this space for how you can help secure a second

UK ban for animals and please consider making a donation today.

I will now leave you to enjoy this fantastic news.

Thank you for all you do for animals!

Best wishes,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. Another one down!

Thank you so much for your fantastic work for animals! It’s working 🙂



England: Captive Animals Protetion Society Exceed Target Within 24 Hours For Their ‘Big Give’ Circus Campaign.

Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS)



Financial target reached in less than 24 hours !

Such is the hatred of the British public in witnessing animals being abused in circuses.  What a pity the UK government does not have the same views as its citizens, and ban animals in circuses for good.

Here below is a message from Nicola at CAPS – note you can still make donations and make the total even better !



You are amazing!

Together, we reached our target in less than 24 hours – but the animals still need you…

Hello Mark.

Since I wrote to you last, I am so pleased to announce that CAPS have reached our target for The Big Give matched funding campaign in less than 24 hours!

Thanks to the incredible support of animal lovers like you, we have raised an amazing £4965 to help animals exploited in Christmas events.

I am sure that you will be just as excited as I am by this fantastic news! Thank you SO much to everyone who has given so far – this is the quickest we have ever reached our target through The Big Give. I am totally awed by your compassion, dedication and generosity – it is an encouraging reminder that we are not alone in the fight for animals’ freedom.

If you haven’t had a chance to give yet, don’t worry – you can still make a difference!

By donating today, you have the opportunity to make a big impact on the lives of thousands of animals – the more we raise then the more we can do to help animals exploited in the name of entertainment.

Your gift won’t be doubled but every penny you give will still make a big difference for animals. There is so much more suffering to tackle, so many more hearts and minds to change until we can see a world where animals are free.


VietNam: Positive News – Vietnam’s rejection of dolphin park shows no place for cruelty in entertainment.




Vietnam’s rejection of dolphin park shows no place for cruelty in entertainment




Authorities heed plea by hundreds of animal charities to prevent dolphins being captured and forced to perform for human entertainment.

The authorities in Danang have rejected a proposal to build a dolphinarium in Vietnam’s third biggest city following a campaign led by Animals Asia and backed by more than 200 animal charities from Britain and the Bahamas to South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Read the full article at:





EU ‘Project’ Fishermen Kill Very Rare Prehistoric Shark. 60 People Killed By Sharks Each Year – 100,000,000 Sharks Each Year Killed By Humans.

BAD News – EU Project Fishermen Kill Prehistoric Shark

A shark from the time of the dinosaur falls as a victim of an EU- Project !!!

The message I read in Independent today is purposely written with so many useless but impressive details that readers’ interest is focused only on the details and not on the substance: shark of dinosaur origin, description of the gills, size, Width of the fish, weight, color, he has sharp teeth, he has a lot of teeth … three quarters of the article deals exclusively with it!


And now to the substance: if a fisherman who “incidentally” works for an EU project that has the function of “minimizing unwanted catches in commercial fishing“, captures and kills one of the rarest shark species in its web, then …

we can imagine the likelihood of saving even simpler fish with the help of such an idiot.

We can imagine how many rare and not rare species of fish fall victim to such incompetent and unfit EU –Project fishermen, and not “accidentally” but systematically destroyed!

So if marine life depends on such a lucrative “project” of the EU and is led by dangerous and incompetent idiots, then these animals will always be the first to fall victim to this criminal entity.


Best Regards


P.S: only to information: Every year about 60 people die of sharks.

Every year, 100,000,000 sharks die by the human hand, because of human cruelty.





GOOD News:



Italy bans ALL animals in circuses:

Rome vows to take THOUSANDS out of spectacles

Read more at  https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/877199/italy-ban-animal-circus/amp?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjc18y&refsrc=email&iid=183c657f57664d4692a2ec730ea5de17&uid=3003466684&nid=244+281088008


BREAKING: Republic of Ireland will ban wild animals in circuses!


BREAKING: Republic of Ireland will ban wild animals in circuses!

Dear Mark,

The Republic of Ireland have committed to banning wild animals in circuses by January 2018.

This is huge news!

Our three investigations into circuses in Ireland have uncovered animals including giraffe, hippo, rhino, elephants, tigers, camels and many more who have suffered in the life of the circus. Animals were forced to perform unnatural and degrading tricks for the sake of ‘entertainment’.


Today is a day to rejoice for the animals who will no longer be subjected to the cruelty of the circus in the Republic of Ireland. You have helped us achieve this massive victory! Your support has enabled us to investigate, lobby and campaign for an end to wild animals being exploited in circuses.

We took our investigations to Parliament and councils and put the welfare of animals in Irish circuses on their agenda. Just last year a circus from the Netherlands visited Ireland with their three elephants.

They were met with huge opposition from local groups. Ireland have stood up and said ‘No More!’ With you, the amazing groups and campaigners in Ireland, we have made a difference for wild animals! 

This progressive step means that wild animals being used in circuses in the UK and Ireland are rapidly coming to an end. With Scotland committing to bringing in a ban by 2018 and Wales considering a ban on wild animals in circuses, those few remaining circuses using wild animals will soon have to face facts – there is no place for them in modern society.

Exploiting animals in circuses is outdated and belongs in the history books.

Together we will free animals from a life in the circus.

Thank you,

Nicola O’Brien
Campaigns Director

P.S. We won’t stop until animal circuses are gone, for good. With your help we can ban animal circuses in the UK.

Please donate today: www.captiveanimals.org/donate-circus





Scotland: Parliament Now Formally Moves Forward With Circus Animal Ban. Will This Make The English Parliament Act Now ? – We Hope !

SAV Comment – we are hopeful that this action now in Scotland will see the English government in London make the same move – despite them putting all the campaign work by many animal welfare groups on the back burner for the last 10+ years.

We have faith that Minister Gove will finally take action for the animals.


Dear Mark,

Wild animals should be in the wild, not in cramped, barren trucks and made to perform tricks for entertainment. 

That used to be a controversial statement. Not any more. Yesterday, all Parties in the Scottish Parliament backed the Bill that will ban wild animals in circuses for good.

They were clearly listening to us, as MSP after MSP stood up to say they supported the ban but that the Bill must also be strengthened.

Many MSPs also acknowledged the overwhelming public support for the ban, and we were happy that OneKind and our supporters were mentioned quite a few times too!

So, what happens next?

Yesterday was a vote on the general principles of the Bill. Now this hurdle has been cleared, the Bill will move onto Stage 2 for detailed consideration and amendments in Committee before it returns to the full Parliament for final amendments and approval.

It’s during the next stage that we hope the weaknesses in the Bill will be addressed so we will never have to see lions, tigers and elephants made to perform for entertainment again.

Thanks again for all your support. We will continue to keep you updated on every step of the campaign and, depending on how the debate goes, we might be asking for your help once more before it is passed.


Onekind – https://www.onekind.scot/