Animals in Circuses Need Your Help – Tell Welsh Government to Ban Cruel Shows

Posted by on November 13, 2018 | Permalink

Wales is a step closer to introducing a ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses – but we need your help to make sure that it goes ahead.

©Jo-Anne McArthur / One Voice

The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation on the issue, and it wants to know your views. Make sure politicians get the message that the majority of people in the UK are against locking up tigers, lions, zebras, camels, and other animals and forcing them to perform absurd tricks in the name of entertainment.

©Jo-Anne McArthur / One Voice

A circus is no place for wild animals, who should be free to roam, play, and socialise, not carted around from show to show inside barren trailers and cramped cages and forced to perform confusing tricks under the threat of punishment.

People around the world are recognising that wild-animal circuses are cruel and archaic, and many countries have made these shows illegal. By July 2017, nine European Union member states had outlawed the use of wild animals in circuses, and both Ireland and Scotland implemented bans this year.

Wales must do the same. The Welsh Government claims that animal welfare is a “priority”, so now is the time for it to prove it.

What You Can Do

This consultation is now closed. We’ll update you with the response as soon as possible.

One of the key ways in which the government can strengthen animal-welfare law is by introducing a ban on wild-animal circuses. Please contact Secretary Gove now and ask him to outlaw this cruel form of entertainment.