Commend Ban on Use of Wild Animals in Circus Shows

Target: David Cameron, Prime Minister of Great Britain

Goal: Commend Great Britain for officially banning the use of wild animals in circus shows

Great Britain recently passed a nationwide ban on the use of all wild animals in circus shows. Applying to any animal not usually domesticated in Great Britain – including elephants, lions, and tigers – the law will go into effect December 1st, 2015. This is a big step forward for animal rights, and will greatly reduce the suffering of wild animals forced into circus shows.

Animal activists and politicians both began campaigning for the ban years ago, but ministers were wary because of the potential legal action circus operators could take. The struggle has reached a happy conclusion, and it will now be a legal offence to use a wild animal in any sort of circus performance or exhibition while within the borders of England.

Although the ban will not immediately go into effect, the British government has passed regulations intended to improve the conditions of circus animals in the mean time. The government is waiting to put the law into action in order to give circuses time to change their business policies and arrange for the wild animals they already own to be taken care of. wild animals in circuses bill the ban will cover any creature not normally domesticated in Great Britain. Commend Great Britain for creating such a responsible plan, and for helping wild animals everywhere.


Dear Prime Minister Cameron,

Great Britain has been taking many positive steps for animal rights lately, and the recent ban on wild circus animals only solidifies Great Britain’s reputation as a humane nation. Most other countries have failed to pass such a controversial measure, so Great Britain deserves even more respect for tackling an issue that many other nations have avoided.

When the measure is finally put into practice, it will change the lives of hundreds of wild animals. The cruelty wild animals face in the circus environment is appalling, as is the psychological distress that they experience each day. By creating strict regulations to ensure wild animals are properly cared for and relocated in the mean time is also a commendable action. This level of responsibility should be respected by every member of the global community, and is surely appreciated by anyone who stands for animal rights.

The passage of this law is a monumental event for animals worldwide, and will ensure the safety of hundreds of wild animals for years to come. It is no small matter–this is something that changes lives. The responsibility and leadership that the passage of this law displays is to be commended, and deserves the world’s respect.


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  1. ban all circuses and free the animals.

  2. J Davidson says:

    The use of animals for entertainment is primitive, cruel and outdated. Animals belong free in their own habitats. Hope this is enacted globally.

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