Ask your MP today to support efforts to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses in England
A new bill to ban wild animals in circuses in England was presented on Wednesday 10 February 2016 and is to have its Second Reading on Friday 4 March. We need your urgent help if it is to have a chance of succeeding.
Please contact your MP and urge them to support Conservative MP Will Quince’s Ten Minute Rule Motion: Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill.
With no timetable set by the government to bring in the ban that was promised four years ago, we must seize this opportunity to stop the suffering once and for all.
We are determined to get the legislation promised the animals, and politicians, the public and animal experts are on our side. A similar bill championed by Animal Defenders International had overwhelming support but was blocked by just a few MPs. We can’t let this happen again.
Circuses are gearing up to go on the road again and the animals will be forced to perform for another year. We must stop this merry go round of suffering – and the threat of yet more wild animal acts. A new big cat circus is already poised to return to England, having been prevented from doing so last year due to the inadequate living conditions the lions and tigers were forced to endure.
TAKE ACTION NOW!
- Urge your MP today to back the new bill to ban wild animals in circuses – contact your MP here
- Help us stop circus suffering in England with a donation
- If you live in Northern Ireland, Wales or Scotland please also contact your MLA, AM or MSP and urge them to support measures to ban wild animal acts