USDA Complaint Filed Against Commerford

After investigating the conditions of the animals at The Big E on September 25th and September 29th and consulting with elephant experts on our findings, CWI filed a complaint against RW Commerford and Sons with the USDA for violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. We found animals confined to a petting zoo who were unattended by Commerford staff. Children were witnessed roughly handling the animals, animals were climbing fences causing risk to animal and visitors, a donkey stuck his head through a cage and required the assistance of a visitor to bring him back within the confines of his pen, and animals being fed food from the ground. Minnie the elephant, who became famous after a phot

Freedom MATTERS!

On October 20th, CWI hosted our second annual Freedom Matters event. The goal of Freedom Matters is to educate the public on the immorality of captivity and the senseless death and suffering that occurs as a result of it. Events took place in Las Vegas at the Mirage Hotel and Casino, in Los Angeles at the L.A. Zoo, in Salt Lake City at Lagoon Amusement Park, in Chicago at Brookfield Zoo, and in Rotterdam, NY at VIA Aquarium. We thank all of the amazing animal advocates who took a portion of their weekend to speak out for animals who've been jailed without a crime. #freedommatters

Circus Protests Continue!

As long as circuses continue to use animals, CWI will continue to get the word out about circus cruelty by hosting protests across the country! Did you know that protesting can be easy, stress-free, and even (dare we say it?)! At CWI our goal is to make animal advocacy accessible to all. We can provide you with all of the information you need on how to hold a successful demonstration at a circus (or other animal abusing event!) in your community. Simply visit our dedicated site: for general advice, and then reach out to us at if you need more specific advice or materials. Want to get involved in existing protests? You can always find an up-to-date list

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