Ring of Cruelty
The use of animals in circuses has come under increasing criticism around the world. In some countries, including Austria, Israel and Singapore, governments have banned the use of wild animals in performances, and there are active calls for similar bans in many other countries.
Since 1957, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) has campaigned for an end to the use of animals in circuses.
Our investigations have taken us to several countries to examine how animal circuses operate, and for several years we have investigated animal circuses in the Republic of Ireland, often at the specific request of concerned residents and tourists.
This website provides you with all you need to know about animal circuses in Ireland – and how you can end the suffering in the ‘ring of cruelty’.
New report out 3rd September 2012: Read it HERE