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Why help animals? Day in and day out, billions of animals around the world are condemned to live their lives at the mercy of individuals who profit off of their pain and suffering...and no one listens to their cries.

  • In the circus, they are forced to perform tricks unnatural to them by being beaten, chained, shocked, and injured with sharp instruments called bullhooks.

  • On factory farms, animals are mutilated, tortured, caged, drugged, and living lives of pure suffering until their untimely deaths.

  • In the racing industry, greyhounds and horses are confined, unloved, drugged, and discarded when they are no longer "useful".

  • In aquatic parks, orcas, dolphins, and other intelligent, sentient beings are kept in small tanks, torn from their families, drugged, and forced to perform until they also die prematurely.


Every being deserves a life free from harm and suffering! The corporations and industries that are their trainers, owners, and masters, ignore their pleas for release, for freedom, for love. We must use our own voices to speak against cruelty and educate our communities about the injustices animals face.


It takes a village to make change for animals! We often hear: "someone should do something!", "what are they doing about this", "why doesn't anyone stop this?!". To these questions we say: YOU CAN! You can be the one who spares animals from lives of terrible suffering and early death. CWI provides the information you need to raise awareness, educate your community, create new legislation, and efficiently and effectively change the trajectory for animals to one that provides hope for a brighter future.


Peaceful, educational demonstrations are a powerful way to educate your community about the suffering that animals face in circuses, rodeos, races, and other places where they are confined for human "entertainment". 

While it can seem daunting to get started, we are here to make protesting an easy and enjoyable experience for all. 

We believe that sharing is caring! At CWI, we provide downloadable resources that you are available to animal advocates free-of-charge. Leaflets, posters, and banner downloads are all available on our site.

Additionally, we have some printed materials we are willing to provide to advocates working directly with us on their protest. Contact us for more info.

Lawfully capturing video of public performances that feature animal abuse is a powerful way to help end their suffering. 

In our guide, we provide you with the basics of how to capture useful video that can lead to good results for animals. While we hope you will read our guide, we also encourage you to reach out to us for more assistance.

Petitions can be a useful tool in helping to raise awareness of, and stopping, animal cruelty. Unlike other organizations, we don't use petitions simply to collect your personal information. We only create petitions when we truly believe that petition can lead to a good outcome or be a powerful educational vehicle. Sign and share CWI petitions with confidence!


To get active for animals in your local region and receive our action alerts simply fill out the form below. We will contact you when a circus or other abuse industry that we are taking action against is in your area.

To volunteer with CWI on a national level, please visit our Opportunities page.

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