CAWG’s Campaigns & Humane Education Dpt and was created in 2006.
Our aims are:
* to promote respect to humans, animals and the environment
* to achieve higher animal welfare standards
Because we believe that setting firm foundations for a humane future means teaching youth about respect and empathy towards all living beings and the environment
Over 2000 children reached through school presentations
Activity leaflets created & printed for ages 5-8 and 9-12
Training offered to volunteers of other societies
Presentations given in schools and youth clubs
Creation of Kindness Clubs Pilot Project
Anti Circus Campaign (in cooperation with GAWF and ADI)
Because wild animals should stay in the wild and not in cages while being abused in order to perform.
Local bans were achieved on the island of Crete
The last circus to visit our area left early and was fined 8000 EUR
Ongoing lobbying for national legislation
Good Egg Awards (in cooperation with CIWF)
Because egg laying hens are sentient beings and should be allowed to perform their natural behaviour, not kept in barren cages with less floor space than an A4 paper.
Public awareness so people buy free range eggs
Campaigning for retailers and other companies to buy/sell only ethical cage free eggs
Lobbying MEPs to uphold the 2012 EU ban on battery cages
Exotic Animals as Pets (in cooperation with GAWF)
These creatures are all too often, taken from the wild or captively bread, transported inhumanely and if they survive the stay at the pet shop, given to homes which even with the best of intentions cannot offer them what is needed.
Survey of pet shops in Crete
Distribution of GAWF leaflets
International Campaigns supported by Chrysalis:
Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare www.animalsmatter.org
Handle With Care www.handlewithcare.tv/uk