Petition: Support Bill to End Use of Wild Animals in Circuses!

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On May 1st, Environment Secretary Michael Gove introduced a bill to ban the use of in in the UK. This would be a huge victory for animals. are terrible places for wild animals.

animals spend most of their lives in small cages since most circuses travel about 48 weeks of the year.

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To get these animals in captivity, they are torn from their mothers as babies to spend the rest of their lives in solitary environments as opposed to with their own pride, pack, or herd.

Many of the animals often found in circuses are naturally social and have strong bonds with their families, but in the circus instead they are cruelly punished to learn to perform unnatural tricks.

This tragic way of living results in shorter lifespans, mental disorders, and physical disabilities.

As Gove says, “Travelling circuses are no place for wild animals in the 21st century and I am pleased that this legislation will put an end to this practice for good.

The general public can still enjoy a trip to the circus, but it is good to know that wild animals will no longer be a part of that experience.”

There are plenty of human acts to fill a circus and put on an incredible, entertaining show without exploiting animals. If you agree that the use of wild animals should be banned in circuses in the UK, sign this !

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 23 May 2019.


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Di Sianny Bryant


Jay Aumua


Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Circus berserkus
the circus is in town, what do you see?
as i look out at you, and you look in at me
do you see me as a large, roaring captive toy,
or do you look into my eyes, just know pain, no joy.
do you giggle and point as you mill around my cage,
in my terror annoint as i seethe in rage.
do you not understand that my roar is a shout:
open up the cage door and let me out

Helen Smith


Don Getty