- MP report throws circus ban into question. Act now!
A report produced by the EFRA select committee of MPs, questions the need for all wild animals to be banned from circuses, even making the assumption that the public only care about the more iconic, charismatic wild animals, like tigers and elephants. No wild animal belongs in the circus, we’re fighting for this ban for ALL animals, not just the iconic ones. Make sure the Government keeps its promise of a full ban on ALL wild animals in circuses in England by 2015! TAKE ACTION HERE
We've been campaigning for an end to the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England and Wales for over a decade.
Wild animals do not belong in the circus and travelling circus life is likely to have a very harmful effect on their welfare. 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.
Successive polls consistently show the public are against the use of wild animals in circuses and in 2010 a Defra consultation showed that over 94 per cent of respondents supported a total ban. It’s not right that in 2013, wild animals are still being carted around the country in the name of ‘entertainment’.
So what are we waiting for? In 2012 the Government announced it would ban wild animals in circuses, yet one year and one meaningless circus licensing scheme later, the animals are still waiting for their long overdue ban.
wild animals in captivity.
What can I do to help?
Click the button below to take action, urge the Government to keep their promise to ban ALL wild animals in circuses by the end of 2015!