Established in 2005 by the Born Free Foundation, ENDCAP is a European coalition of NGOs and wildlife professionals, who seek greater protection for captive wildlife through investigation, advocacy and education, and who share the position that wild animals should not be exploited for human entertainment.
“The European public is acutely aware of the poor conditions endured by millions of animals kept in zoos, circuses, dolphinaria and kept as pets throughout Europe. The sub-standard conditions that ENDCAP works tirelessly to address, have mainly resulted from poor enforcement of existing animal protection laws, exacerbated by a lack of relevant knowledge and expertise by the competent authorities. ENDCAP seeks to facilitate knowledge, improve enforcement and ensure higher welfare standards for wild animals in captivity in Europe.” - ENDCAP Coordinator
ENDCAP seeks to improve the lives of wild animals in: