Sir David Amess – CCA Patron

Trustees, officers, and members of Catholic Concern for Animals are saddened and shocked at the news of the death of CCA Patron Sir David Amess. Sir David was a forthright advocate of animal rights in Parliament, and a faithful and devoted supporter of Catholic Concern for Animals.

The tragedy of his untimely and violent death, whilst seeking to assist members of his constituency, will leave an enormous void in support for animal rights in Parliament, and a hole in the heart of our Charity.

His service as a Patron of the Charity since 2014 has been invaluable and his presence will be irreplaceable.



Our Mission is the advancement of Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation with special reference to Catholic teaching and beliefs.


The charity meets its objective of advancing Christian respect and responsibility for the animal creation through the production of its magazine, The Ark, which is issued three times a year, and through its website and social media outreach. The Chief Executive promotes the work of the charity by engaging with other organisations and giving presentations.

Public Benefit

The charity provides a public benefit by producing educational material and giving talks on the empathetic treatment of animals, based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, which gives a moral benefit to the human community.


The charity has a high impact by informing and educating on the issues of Animal Advocacy among the Catholic world population at all levels, from the Vatican as the Catholic Church’s highest institution to individual Catholics throughout the world. The Charity also works very closely with other Animal Advocate organisations and individuals worldwide.

Animal Interfaith Alliance

CCA is a founder member of the Animal Interfaith Alliance