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Circuses are no fun for animals!

Circuses are no fun for animals

In 2012, the Westminster Government announced it would finally grant wild animals in circuses their long overdue ban. Two and a half years later and it appears that the government has turned its back on wild animals in the circus.


Our last chance before the election lies with Jim Fitzpatrick MP who has tabled a banning bill to pick up where the government has left off. The banning bill will have it’s second reading on 17 October. This is a very important date as it could be our very last chance to see this much discussed ban become a reality.


We want to see as many MPs support this bill as possible and for that to happen, we need to show them that people still care about the unfortunate wild animals trapped in circuses.


We’ve come this far, we can’t let the animals down now! Act now


Wild animals don't belong in circuses...

Take Action

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment and regular transport, cramped and bare temporary housing, forced training and performance are all unavoidable realities for the animals.


We have no confidence in the licensing scheme introduced by the government as an interim measure while the ban was being passed. Put simply, it does virtually nothing to protect the welfare of wild animals in circuses.


So what are we waiting for? In March 2012 the Westminster Government announced it would ban wild animals in circuses and the Welsh Government later announced they were keen for Wales to be included in the legislation. However, the animals are still waiting.


Take action
, email your MP now and urge them throw their support behind this ‘last chance’ bIll…  


What else can I do?

  • Is the circus coming to town near you? Email campaigns@rspca.org.uk and ask for some ‘counter publicity posters’ to help raise awareness in your local area
  • Information on our circus campaign in Wales.