Fatwire Article Portlet

Circuses are no fun for animals!

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


Wild animals don't belong in the circus

A recent report commissioned by the Welsh Government concluded that ‘Life for wild animals in travelling circuses...does not appear to constitute either a ‘good life’ or a ‘life worth living’.


It's not uncommon to see circus animals displaying repetitive behaviours such as pacing and rocking from side to side. They're not dancing, they're displaying signs of distress.


Wild animals do not voluntarily jump through rings of fire, balance on balls or stand on their front legs. It’s time that wild animals can say goodbye to the circus for good.


The history of our campaign to ban the use of wild animals in circuses

In England
With your help we campaigned to ban the use of wild animals in circuses and in 2012 the Westminster Government promised to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses before the end of 2015.


Now, in 2017, the long-overdue ban still isn’t in place. This is unacceptable.


In Wales
After our petition was handed into the Assembly’s Petitions Committee the Welsh Government commissioned a report that made clear a ban was needed.  They are now looking at what to do next.


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