Ann Widdecombe Backs PETA’s Calls for a Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

Posted by on June 30, 2011 | Permalink

Former conservative minister Ann Widdecombe is backing PETA’s campaign for a ban on wild animals in circuses and is encouraging the public to urge the government to take action. In a parliamentary debate held Thursday, 23 June, MPs backed a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses, leaving the ball in the government’s court.

“The time has finally come for Britain to end the barbaric spectacle of forcing wild animals to perform demeaning and often painful tricks in the name of entertainment”, said Ann. “Please show your support by signing PETA’s petition and help to put wild-animal circuses where they belong – in the history books.”

Please join Ann in calling on the government to act upon the direction of Parliament. Contact David Cameron and urge him to listen to Ann and MPs who represent the will of public, and implement an immediate ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.