Urge your MP to ensure wild animal circus ban goes ahead
For years, the government has been promising to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England and Wales by 2015. But progress has stalled, and time is running out to deliver the new law during this Parliament.
These delays mean that wild animals are still suffering in circuses and could continue to be abused for years to come.
Wild animals used by circuses are constantly carted around from one performance to another in an environment in which their most basic welfare needs cannot be met. For more than 90 per cent of the time, they are locked up in “beast wagons” or barren temporary enclosures, and they even may be beaten and punished as part of inhumane training methods. This isn’t “entertainment”.
These animals need your help.