Back the British circus ban!
Show the British Government that you won’t give up for the animals until the ban is won.
Show the British Government that you won’t give up for the animals until the ban is won.
Two years after the Government promised a ban on wild animals in circuses and the animals are still waiting. These animals need your help – please don’t give up on them.
On Friday 27th February for the ELEVENTH time ADI will be supporting the tabling of the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill in the House of Commons. This is the Government’s own Bill – the one that many people believe has already been passed – presented as a Private Members Bill. The problem is it takes just one person to object and it will fall, and that has happened ten times with three Conservative MPs blocking the Bill.
There are less than 35 days left of parliamentary time before the General Election, but there is still time for the ban to become law.
There is overwhelming public support for the ban. The majority of MPs support the ban. The Prime Minister and Lord de Mauley both say they support the ban. So we need your help for another push to end the circus madness. Please do everything you can – SHOW THEM YOU CARE – send emails, write letters and telephone. Be polite, but be determined.
ADI has repeatedly exposed the brutal training methods, the severe confinement and constant travel these animals endure. It’s time it stopped and the Government promised it would stop.
There is very little time left – but with a ban with such clear political and public support there are no excuses.
PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY!
- Contact William Hague MP, Leader of the House of Commons, and ask him to allocate parliamentary time to the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill.
- Contact Prime Minister David Cameron and ask him to fulfil the promise to end the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and ensure Parliamentary time is given to the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill.
- Contact your MP – in person if you possibly can! – remember they probably support the Bill, but we need their help: ask them to back the Bill and press the Government to allocate time for it; and ensure their party is committed to a ban in their manifestos
- Make a donation – ADI is securing lasting change for circus animals around the world, help us do more!
- Sign our petition calling on David Cameron to back the circus bill (see also our Care2 petition)
- Contact your local candidates ahead of the General Election and ask for their views on the ban. If you need assistance identifying candidates, please contact the ADI office.
- If you are a member of a political party, please contact the team preparing the manifesto and ask that a pledge to ban wild animals in circuses is included. If you need assistance with this, please contact the ADI office.
- Spread the word – share our posts on facebook and twitter #notgivingup #circusban
You can tell by the look in their eyes that the torment, hitting with sticks to break their spirit, has worked…. It is a shame that a country does not intervene as such is the only hope for the elephant or lion or any other poor creature that performs in the circus for that matter…
This must be stopped !!!! It is a shame for the whole of humanity.
Just stop please!
Please ban animals from circuses. It is not natural for them to be confined and forced to perform. They are constantly travelling and exposed to man made hazards. It is a cruel and unnatural way to live. Thank you.
Sad they live in a cage … Starved and beat to make ignorant people smile
Animals should not be abused!!!!!!!
Let’s end the torture, the captivity. Let the wild live free and they should.
Stop this from happening again, These Animals deserve dignity. And good Care ADI will make sure of this…
Rispettiamo le emozioni degli animali.
It’s time to change and stop promoting the capture and torture of animals that should be in the wild and not for “entertainment”!
Stop the unnecessary suffering of animals for entertainment
let them go to somewhere they can be frer
Have already written to my MP saying supposedly we are an animal loving nation but we are far behind other countries regarding this
Only cruel people want to see animals abused in this way.
Shame on the Tory MP who stopped this animal freedom bill – for the NINTH time
the animals are cruely treated and the look in this lions eyes says it all
So many people want to have this end, the confined spaces,the beltings,the mismanagement of ALL animals needs to be stopped and the remaining of them all put out to sanctuaries to live a comfortable life in surrounds that would be more comfitable for them
They suffer inhumane treatments from electric shocks,beatings etc and not ONE,TWO or THREE people should stand in the way of setting them free
unbeleivable that this still has not been passed, stand by your british animal lovers and get this through parliament. It makes it look like your government does not care about animal welfare
its disgusting and should have been stopped a long long time ago!
Uphold ban on wild animals in circuses NOW!
The circus is hideous and cruel to wild animals, leaving them abused and a miserable existence. I support the ban of using animals in the Circus in the UK as well as everywhere else! Wild animals need to be in the wild!
These animals deserve to free as God intended not locked up in cages 365 days of the year and kept from their families.. humans need to reverse the situation…let them alone..
Wild animals are exactly that … wild! They should NEVER be kept in small cages, forced to carry out tricks, and used a pure entertainment for people, and worse of all mistreated and starved. Stop this suffering now! Stop circuses from using animals NOW!!
You know it’s a horrible life for them….no fresh air, living in boxes full of urine & feces…getting beaten into submission…just make it stop. Please.
The Circus is not an animal show, for them to be dragged about and kept in cages.. Beaten to perform pathetic tricks and mal treated.. Nobody wants this performance anymore. Its cruel, out dated and sick abuse of beautiful wild animals…
This a shameful behavior that so very cruel to the animals that mankind has rendered helpless. It must stop immediately.
Its time we stop using any Animal for our entertainmemt! Its cruel to see them kept in such small enclosures ,& whips being used ! The people who think its ok ,should live the life of the Animals for a year! Also where has compassion & empathy gone ???
i stand for all the wild animals.. Let all the animals go free in jungles where they belongs.. They don’t belongs to the cages at the circuses at all. Thanks
seeing these big cats being used as entertainment, and being hit with the trainers whip, is just teaching more and more children to have no respect for animals. Cruelty to all animals is on the rise. The RSPCA cannot cope or afford to prosecute and neither can local authorities so people get away with this horror. Cameron promised this cruelty would end and now has to stick to his words and no more talk of licenses. my only concerns are that the animals aren[t sold on to countries thatr don’t have bans in place. This has to also be dealt with in the Bill.
Please ban circuses with animals – they are not ours for entertainment. They are sentient beings who need to be respected and be released into sanctuaries to continue their lives as God intended and not man.
Animals don’t belong in a circus!
NO WILD ANIMALS BELONG IN ANY CIRCUSES!!
Please help her!!! :'(
the torment, hitting with sticks to break their spirit, has worked…. It is a shame that a country does not intervene as such is the only hope for the elephant or lion or any other poor creature that performs in the circus for that matter…
Wild animals should be in the nature – not in places, where they should entertain people. That is cruelty.
Circuses are unnatural “environments” and are prisons that enslave, torment and cause intense, continuous suffering for intelligent, aware animals who were meant to be free and wild. These types of circuses are vestiges of Roman gladiator times and do not belong in the 21st century. These animals need to be moved to viable, quality sanctuaries. The modern circus needs to focus 100% on human skill and performers, NOT using animals to perform unnatural “acts” for sadistic and ignorant “entertainment.” NO animals in circuses!
It’s Barbaric its long over due
Tragic and cruel. STOP! Animals have no place in a circus in this day and age now we understand how tagic it is!
BAN the use and abuse of ALL Animals in the Circus.
two years ago you promised a ban on wild animals in circuses. Why has this not happened? We are still waiting. Please action this . It is cruel to keep these animals In circuses. Their health is compromised, living conditions are not suitable for these animals.
Circus animals are tortured and mistreated. Having animals in the circus is inhuman and totally wrong. Please stop this practice immediately.
Free the animals plz…!!!
Circuses do not have the space, the time, or the money to adequately take care of a wild animal, let alone all the wild animals most circuses have. This is a cruel, harsh life for these poor creatures. The ban must go on!
WHY DID 3 CONSERVATIVE MP’s BLOCK THE BILL? WHY???
Animals are not created for our entertainment. Stop the abuse of animals in the disguise of entertainment!!!
Animals belong in the wild, not in cages!
Ban the circus. Period.
stop suffering for the animals in Circus. It is not up to date!!!
Please support the ban of animals from the circus!!!!!
This country needs to pull it’s socks up, tug it’s head out of the sand and move out of the medieval times it’s stuck in and ban ALL animal misuse
The Brits do not surprise me with their cruelty to animals. The British Monarchy has set a terrible example with their hidious Fox Hunting every year.
Hypocrites. Shame on you England.
NO TU CRUELTY
Animals are not for our entertainment
So long in coming.
Shame on our Government !
Please ban wild animals in circus!Captivity kills!
Wild animals should be where they belong.
In its habitat !!!!
This is medieval …we don’t need circuses in England any more!!! We all have far too much respect for our animal companions.
Please don’t make us look bad in front of all of the other countries..we are not like them, we have empathy for all living things.
Animals should not be exploited in this cruel manner.
Show compassion for circus animals …….. BAN circuses from using animals…..
Time this goverment got into gear…they fast track when it suits them… Now its time to listen to usand stop this once and for all!
WHY did THREE CONSERVATIVE MPs block the circus bill? WHY? WHY?? WHY???
We all know this is so wrong- the government said it would ban this- what is wrong with them- this needs to be banned!!!
DO NOT EVER EVER GO TO THESE PLACES…..CIRCUS ,SEA WORLD , OR CRUEL ZOO,S.
FREEDOM FOR THE ANIMALS. This is SLAVERY
THIS GOVERMENT NEEDS TO LISTEN TI THE PEOPLE & BAN ALL ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES
please let these animals go free and stop this inhumane suffering.Thank you..
Help the Camels, they need to be rescued, and live as free animals.
Animals that live in circuses are forced to live in awful conditions and do unnatural tricks every day. People who are blocking the bill are making themselves look pro animal cruelty Many other countries are banning animals in circuses.
STOP THE CRUELTY NOW BRITAIN lead the way, show you do care for those who cannot speak for themselves. Stop showing cruslty to animals to children.
STOP THIS INSANITY AND LET THESE ANIMALS LIVE IN PEACE OR SHOULD WE DO THE SAME TO YOU
ban the circuses!!!! There’s never an excuse for animal abuse!!!
please end the use of Wild animals in circuses, its cruel, show some humanity, please!
We are intelligent human beings and do not need to have animals entertain us!!!!
So cruel & needs to stop!
Please let,the animals go,free from the stupid circuses right now.. Please BAN the circuses now.. I hate to see animals suffer in there right no.. Animals may be more emotions if they stays there too long so it is time for,let animals go now do it now I mean this.. If you love animals so,much then let all animals go free no more abused them at all.. LET ALL ANIMALS GO NOW.. BAN ALL THE STUPID CIRCUSES!!!!! Animals are not toys or slaves for you people!!!!!
It is hight time to stop this barbaric practice. Please ban animals in circuses.
No mas maltrato saludos desde Colombia
BAN WILD ANIMALS FROM CIRCUSES. IMMEDIATELY
Please stop the circus performances. Animals are SOMEONE, NOT SOMETHING and they are not born to entertain human
Against animals circus, please help
STOP THE ANIMAL SUFFERING IN THE CIRCUS
These animals should be in there own enviroment
Wild animals in circuses is not to be tolerated in this day and age. Please ban them.
This cannot be tolerated one minute more. Please ban.
Wild animals belong in the wild, and not in cages, and not doing silly tricks like hand stands or sitting on a wooden block. Free the animals
This is cruel, set the animals free!!
“Judge the decency of a country, in the way they treat their animals”
The first, and only, circus I have ever been to, was in the UK (taken by my Father, when I was very young), and I vowed never to go to one again. It was the most upsetting experiences I could imagine. The humiliation, the tormenting, the lack of respect, the bullying, and the wiping away of dignity of such magnificent beasts, was truly upsetting and it gave me nightmares. I’ve hated clowns every since too. We are not in the 1800’s now, this is truly barbaric. Man controlling another species, a weaker species, has to stop.
stop circus suffering!
BASTA CIRCHI, BASTA UMILIARE, far soffrire I POVERI ANIMALI!
Circuses don’t need animals – humans can and do give amazing performances which are way more exciting than watching sad, depressed animals do demeaning tricks under duress. Underneath the glitz and theatricals of the show are a lifetime of bullying and abuse to break the animals spirits and force them to entertain us. WE don’t need this, and the animals certainly shouldn’t have to do go through what they do for our enjoyment.
Stop the cruelty
Enough! Stop the torture and abuse. Animals do not deserve this, they should live as animals, free!
stop ,stop please,let them free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please stop circus neglect and suffering. These poor animals do not deserve this and belong in good sanctuaries. Please do the humane thing to stop this.
Kein circus mit Wildtieren!!!!!!!!!!
We are supposed to be civilised!
ANIMALS DONT BELONG IN CIRCUSES!!!!
animals should be in their own habitat not locked up against their will
Immoral and outdated so called entertainment!
The moral size and progress of a nation can be judged by how its animals are treated (Gandhi ) !!! PLS SAVE ALL ANIMALS !!! GO VEGAN !!!!! MAY GOD BLESS U !!!!
For heaven’s sake- I thought we were supposed to be civilised? Ban this rubbish and leave the animals alone.
just please. All life is important.
Cameron should show some balls & stop Tory MPs with vested interests from blocking this bill
Please stop using animals for human intertainment, animals have right to live in free life, they can’t speak loud their pain. We must stop this.
I believe if UK stop using animals for intertainment, it will encourage and bring the awareness to many other countries in the world as well.
I am Iranian living in UK, I read and watch the news about circuses in Iran, it’s heart breaking.
Please leave animals out of the circus for human entertainment.
Immoral, brutal, evil and completely unnecessary so-called entertainment; please stop it at once!
Please proceed and ban animals from being in circuses. It is the right thing to do fir them.
My goodness i thought we would been cicilized. How come we still live in the stone age it is not any longer acceptable to use wild animals in Circus. Please ban this stupid behaviour of abusing animals in this mean way. The deserve der Wilderness.
Pl end this atrocity asap.
Prohibit animals at the Circus!
Stop this madness please!!!!
Soulless and shameful. This is the 21st century. These abusers are uncivilized!
please stop this cruelty and support this Bill and not block it
Hello losers! Yes, you, British lawmakers. I feel sorry for people in Britain who cannot depend on their elected officials to abide by the laws which they have already passed. Disgusting! How do you expect your people to believe anything you say at all?? Who, what, and how much are the special interests putting in your back pockets, or in particular the polititian who continues to try to make a name for himself.. You are a disgrace..You’ll be remembered all right..as the man who wanted to keep brutality alive against laws that were already passed. What planet is that guy from anyway.. Does he love seeing animals suffer? Let’s put him in a cage for everyone to see..Respective of his size of course.. That would be about the size of a small bathroom in human accomodations.. Sicko!
Ban all Circuses using animals in their shows.
Please, please ban all circuses in which animals are forced to entertain people. Animals are not created to entertain people. We as human race are supposed to look after our animals.
Stop circus animal suffering & ban animal circus acts forever.
Stop these barbaric acts. These animals are living, breathing and feeling. They do not deserve to be treated like this. Set them free from their dismal lives and put them somewhere that they can end their days happily and in peace.
Please stop this cruelty!!!!
End this now please!!
Stop the unnecessary suffering of animals for entertainment!!
Please end the pain for these animals……….they were not born to serve humans in such a way…….on an open plaine or a jungle is where they should be ……please end their suffering now ….please start as we mean to go on. Protecting our wildlife or it won’t survive
We wrote to Chris Chope who is our MP to ask home not to block the Bill and to explain why he has blocked it so many times in the past.
Still awaiting a reply a week later!
Next move will be to visit his constituency surgery.
We cannot understand his motive.
Stop this now please
Please ban the use of Elephants and other animals from circuses and other forms of entertainment. The way these animals are treated is barbaric and sickening. I have never been and never will go to a circus, because of the way these animals are treated. Please support this ban.
this is so overdue!
The use of wild animals in circuses needs to stop… We are a civilised country…!!!
It needs to stop, it needs to stop for the sake of the animals.
Life is too short to live it in captivity. Please stop animal cruelty, stop going to the circus that use this poor creatures as an exhibition and entertainment. They are part of this world too.
Please do the right thing and end wild animals being used in circuses. They are often beaten into submission! No living, feeling being deserves this, ever! Give the chance of a happy life in the wild, or at the very least a nature reserve!
Please stop this cruelty now!!!!
Please help to free these wonderful animals.
Leave them in the wild where they belong with their families
No matter what everybody (or even the majority) says, it its a nauseating shame that just three MP’s can stop the bill. Very likely they have some vested interest. They should be named, so everyone will know their names come the next election, and boot them out of the House.
In full support of the ban on Animal Circuses!
Your days are numbered !!!
I am having problems understanding what it is, politicians don’t understand by “WILD”
SIGN AND SHARE, SHARE, SHARE
Please ban animals in the circus.
The animals are treated cruel and it is unfair!
i completely disagree with the use of wild animals in circuses and because of this will never attend a circus neither have my children ever been to a circus because of this. Wild animals belong in the wild and are not for selfish ‘humans’ to make money from!
Please ban all use of animals in circuses
Please ban Live animals in Circuses ! You promised !!!!!!
Please stop the Circus Animals to slave and being abused by bad people – set them free , they don’t exist to serve the human. Stop Animals slavery! Pleaseeeeeeee.:(
SO DO IT!!!!!!!
PLEASE KEEP YOUR WORD AND STOP WILD YES WILD ANIMALS BEING USED AND ABUSED THIS WAY
Wild animals in circuses? Don’t you see that’s just so 19th century. I thought England wanted to be a modern country. It’s a strong act for a country and a strong act of humanity to ban wild animals in circuses, and it’s a long overdue relief for being that were never ever meant to live in a cage and suffer for entertainment. It has nothing to do with a civilised society. So please use your power to do something genuinely good and just for those animals and also, for mankind – as we live in a globalized world and as the whole world is watching.
This dreadful cruelty MUST be stopped – enough is enough !! stop dithering and BAN all animals from being exploited in these cruel ways
Quit stalling like polititians and put your money where your mouth is please..animals are suffering every minute you delay.. most of which is caused by ONE person. Quit being wimps and get on with it.. Thank you!
Act now, why let another day go by when these animals are at the abject mercy and cruelty of their keepers.
ACT NOW, ACT NOW, STOP THE PITIFUL CRUELTY TO OUR FELLOW CREATURES. Dignified wild animals who once roamed free….
hopefully this cruelty will be shut down because wild Animals dont belongs into cages!!!!! Circuses and aquaparks with orcas and dolphins MUST BE SHUT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This has to stop it’s not entertainment its cruelty the numbers of tigers and lions etc are dwindling they will be wiped out soon
and these stupid idiots are just killing these wonderful animals
PLEASE STOP THIS WORLDWIDE BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Performing animal circuses are an anachronistic barbaric abuse of animals that no civilised, enlightened, progressive, compassionate society should allow. They should have been banned years ago.
Animals in Circuses? How can one still do and believe to do this at this day and age? Haven’t they learn anything? This is pure cruelty. Don’t do to other (including animals} what you won’t do to yourself. Just imagine their suffering and pain if you can and still have a heart or soul left in you!
Please free the animals and END this abuse – THEIR SUFFERING for HUMAN GREED!