November 20, 2019

Around the world, Australia enjoys a reputation of pristine beaches, gorgeous unique wildlife, and as a lush utopia. Sadly, this reputation is no longer deserved.

The fact is that Australia is not the place it once was. Its current credits include being the second in th...

November 20, 2019

Teaching kids to throw things at animals is educational? Feeding them items like marshmallows is helpful to preserving their health and well being? Only an animal-abusing circus could come up with this. 

Carol and Patty deserve better.

Boycott the circus and join us in t...

October 22, 2019

We are thrilled to share that the USDA has finally taken definitive action and has revoked Hugo Liebel's federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) license due to his failure to properly care for Nosey. This means that he will no longer be able to exhibit animals like Nosey with...

October 10, 2019

CWI's annual Vegas VegFest was another gorgeous day of eating, entertainment, shopping, and educational talks. We are grateful to the 90 vendors and more than 5,000 individuals who came out to celebrate living kindly! Thank you also to magician Eric Walton and Michelle...

June 24, 2019

Every week, CompassionWorks International monitors the whereabouts of circuses traveling with animals.

With that information, we set up demonstrations and other actions that inform local communities about circus cruelty.

Occasionally we find advocates willing to go the e...

June 15, 2019

Following the horrific death of 3 year-old baby elephant "Dumbo" at Phuket Zoo, CWI jumped into action.

As a supporting organization of the Animals for Asia Coalition, we requested that the coalition move forward with a demand to the Phuket government asking them to dis...

June 10, 2019

Yesterday in Wisconsin, a camel slipped and fell while under threat of a whip and being forced to perform in Carden Circus.

The circus ringmaster went on to say how much the circus "loves" its animals. We're not sure what sort of love Carden Circus is into, but let's le...

June 5, 2019

On May 31, CWI organized a demonstration in Las Vegas of an appearance by Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi at "JCK Las Vegas", the leading jewelry event in North America. 

In recent weeks, Masisi has announced a repeal of the elephant hunting ban that had existed in...

May 22, 2019

Last Spring, CWI visited Thailand to investigate issues surrounding animal cruelty found there. Sadly, there were too many instances to count. Elephants are abused and continually under threat from circuses to zoos to "riding facilities" and, yes, even from so-called "...

April 8, 2019

We recently reported that Bo was found experiencing signs of emotional and psychological distress at a Garden Bros Circus stop in the Carolinas. 

Footage captured by an anonymous advocate this past weekend in Connecticut shows that Bo is still suffering! 

From what we un...

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