Take action: Circuses are no fun for animals...
The Welsh Government has indicated it will allow the UK Government in England to pass legislation to regulate circuses in Wales, but the RSPCA believes that the legislation proposed by Parliament needs to be stronger to improve the welfare of wild animals in the circus.
Join our campaign to hold the Welsh Government to account to bring in strong legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales...
We've been campaigning for an end to the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England and Wales for over a decade.
76 per cent of the Welsh public supports a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses*
*Ipos MORI poll on behalf of the RSPCA, Sep 2006.
The public no longer sees the use of wild animals in circuses as an appropriate form of entertainment for the modern world. People are also starting to recognise the many welfare concerns for wild animals being made to perform and travel the country for our amusement.
Currently, 12 of the 22 local authorities in Wales have a ban on circuses with wild animals performing on public land.
Currently there are no circuses using wild animals with a residence or base in Wales, but visiting circuses from England, Ireland and mainland Europe are still able to perform here. We also need to make sure that a circus using wild animals couldn’t permanently locate itself in Wales sometime in the future.
What can I do to help?
Remind the Welsh Government that we need them to ensure strong legislation from the UK Government to protect wild animals in circuses here.
Take action now!