Circus Animals: A Thing of the Past?

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The British government has moved forward in  banning the use of wild animals from circuses in England.

The British government has moved forward in banning the use of wild animals from circuses in England.

Paws Up!
To The British government for banning wild animals from circuses in England.

According to a news story, circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals. “British Veterinary Association president Peter Jones added: ‘There is no place in today’s society for wild animals to be used for our entertainment and we are absolutely delighted.’”

Circuses often mean suffering, pain, fear, and degradation for the animals who are forced to perform day after day. While life may be hard for the humans who choose to work in the circus, life is inhumane for the nonhuman animals who have no choice.

Circuses do not serve to educate people about the animal world or its habitats; nor do they protect endangered species or strive to instill in the general public an increased appreciation and compassion for animals. Circuses fail to provide captive animals with a humane standard of care that requires the creation of natural habitats, ample area for exercise and socialization, appropriate diets, and suitable climatic controls. Further, some circuses use abusive training techniques including whips, chains, clubs, and electric shock to force animals to perform out of fear of punishment.

Instead of supporting circuses that use and abuse animals, why not support those circuses that celebrate the human being and his or her daring feats?

Take Action: Congratulate the prime minister of England for his country’s forward thinking about protecting wild animals from a life of degradation and death in the circus.

David Cameron
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA
England

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