Dozens of lions, tigers, zebras and camels are still used in travelling circuses in the UK. A new law to ban this use of wild animals in circuses is being repeatedly blocked by three Conservative MPs, despite the personal support of David Cameron, the government, Labour and over 90% of the British public.
The British Veterinary Association backs the ban, stating: “The welfare needs of wild animals cannot be met within a travelling circus, in terms of housing or being able to express normal behaviour.” The RSPCA said: “Cramped and bare temporary housing, forced training and performance, loud noises and crowds of people are often unavoidable realities for the animals.”
MPs are supposed to represent their constituents – not support animal cruelty based on their own personal opinions. Please sign this petition to show the three MPs who are blocking the bill that the public will not stand for their views being ignored.
You can sign the Care2 petition here