Today CWI has launched a new campaign to save Minnie, a beautiful, lonely elephant held captive by Commerford & Sons in Goshen, Connecticut. Minnie has been alone since 2019 when her companions Beulah and Karen both died while in Commerford's "care". She now inhabits a dismal barn awaiting the day when she is forced once again to give rides or pose for photo opps at events like The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. To learn more about Minnie, sign her petition, and vi
We are pleased to share that one of our most used activist resources, circusprotest.com, has received an overhaul! Our reinvented site includes new content, updates to existing content, and an improved, user-friendly design. You will now easily be able to access our anti-circus cruelty campaigns and take action with just a couple of clicks. As always, if you don't find what you need on our site or you need more support or assistance, we are here for you. Simply email us at in
In our work against trophy hunting, we are rarely surprised by the level of depravity exhibited by those who massacre animals for fun. However a story out of Britain shook us to our core. Merelize Van Der Merwe, 32, from South Africa, killed a beautiful 17 year old male giraffe for Valentine's Day and gleefully posed with the dead animal's heart. Be clear: trophy hunters do not care about conservation. They make weak, easily refuted conservation claims because they enjoy kill
CWI encourages all residents of Los Angeles to urge their Council Member to support a proposed Municipal rodeo ban. Read the text of the ban here. Calls are best, but you can also write or email. Not sure who your Council Member is? Click here. You can also submit a public comment by clicking here. Simply click on the "New" icon at the stop of the screen. CWI strongly opposes the abusive rodeo industry. We organize public demonstration against the rodeo across the country, ma
Polar bear Anana was killed after a failed mating attempt at the Detroit Zoo yesterday. Anana, 20 years old, was shipped to Detroit a year ago as a part of the American Association of Zoos and Aquarium's (AZA) "Polar Bear Species Survival Plan". Detroit Zoo has provided few details, but their attempt to breed her with long-time zoo resident Nuka ended in her death. The incident is now being investigated by the AZA, which thus far has accepted no responsibility for the inciden
This just in! A new sticker from CWI. Available as a thank you to all donors giving $15 or more starting today until we run out! Simply visit cwint.org/donate to make your tax-deductible contribution. We appreciate your support!