Applaud the British Ban on Wild Animal Circuses

Target: British Parliament

Goal: Thank Great Britain for banning wild animal circuses in England and Wales.

The members of the British Parliament recently unanimously voted to ban wild-animal acts in circuses in England and Wales. The vast majority of the British public supports the ban. Many citizens have been pressuring the government in previous years to enforce a ban on the presence of wild animals in circuses after animal rights activists released a video showing a caretaker at Bobby Roberts Super Circus kicking an Asian Elephant named Anne and brutally hitting her with a pitchfork.

PETA U.K. worked diligently to get citizens to email the Prime Minister about the need to prohibit wild animal circuses by doing demonstrations and advertising the issue to the public. Parliament has listened, and decided to pass a ban on wild animal circuses, saving the lives of innocent animals. Wild animals that are held in captivity to perform in circuses are deprived of their natural environment and are instead forced to live in extremely confined quarters, like a boxcar or a cage. They are torn from their home and their families, and their unique, organic needs are in no way satisfied in such an unnatural environment. They are forced to perform demeaning and often painful tasks for human amusement, and are often abused and beaten by trainers.

Please thank the British Parliament for making a compassionate decision on behalf of wild animals.


Dear British Parliament members,

Please accept my sincerest thanks for protecting the lives of wild animals by enforcing a ban on wild-animal circuses in England and Wales. Circus animals are often abused by their trainers, and are forced to perform demeaning and painful tasks for human amusement and ultimately for profit. Wild animals are especially vulnerable as they are torn from their natural environment and their families to be confined in boxcars and cages, deprived of the environmental resources they need in order to thrive.

Thank you for using your governmental authority compassionately, to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. I appreciate the positive example you are setting for other countries to step in and enact similar laws to protect circus animals, and ultimately end the use of animals in circuses. Such changes are long-overdue, and these animals deserve a chance at a better life.


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Photo credit: Kenneth Allen via Geograph

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