Help make British animal circus ban a reality

Help make British animal circus ban a reality

 

 

Today, the British government announced a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, to be introduced by 1 December 2015. Finally, a date has been set for the ban that was promised over a year ago.

 

Following a campaign of nearly 25 years, this is an historic and hard fought victory in a campaign that has been driven by the evidence ADI has collected during our investigations of British circuses.

 

It has been a long and difficult journey, but every time we hit a stumbling block we came back with yet another

 

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Anne the elephant – saved from the circus and her owner brought to justice, following ADI’s expose

investigation exposing the cruel reality for animals in the circus, forcing the issue back onto the political agenda.  We have repeatedly shown not only the violence but also the deprivation and confinement these animals routinely endure. ADI’s studies showed that, given the circumstances of constant travel in lightweight, mobile and collapsible facilities, travelling circuses simply cannot provide the facilities the animals need to maintain optimum physical and psychological health.

 

It is not the end of the road yet.  The law could be amended before it is actually introduced to Parliament and then we must get it passed.  Nevertheless we believe we are on the road to victory.

 

Also this week a Bill to ban the use of all animals in circuses in Colombia goes before their Senate having already been passed by Colombia’s House of representatives.  ADI is campaigning intensely to the last to make this a reality for animals.

 

Over 20 countries have now introduced national legislation prohibiting the use of animals in circuses andhundreds of towns and cities around the world, all over Europe, South America and Asia, have looked at the evidence and decided to stop animal circuses from visiting their communities.

 

We urgently need your support to continue our investigations and campaigns. We are making a difference and saving animals, but we cannot continue without your support.  Please donate today and help us make the British ban a reality.

 

Make a donation to ADI

Contact your MP today and ask them to vote for the circus ban

Animal Defenderse International, Millbank Tower, Millbank, LONDON, SW1P 4QP, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7630 3340

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