Stop Circus Suffering

Bill to ban wild animal circus acts in Britain blocked again!

Romford MP claims Government involvement

Efforts to finally ban the use of wild animals in circuses have been hampered by Conservative MP Philip Davies who has blocked the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill introduced by Jim Fitzpatrick MP at its Second Reading today.

The Bill was previously blocked, twice, by Conservative MP for Romford, Andrew Rosindell, who was previously connected with the now defunct Great British Circus, and appears to still have close ties with the industry. On Wednesday, animal trainer Rona Brown told a Parliamentary committee in Catalonia that an MP “said ‘No’” to the Bill in Parliament last week and “the same thing will happen” this week.

Mr Rosindell claimed earlier this week he was “asked” by Government to block the Bill and has since stated that his actions were “supported” by Government. However, the Government yesterday reiterated its support for a ban, with William Hague stating “we want to legislate on this matter”, in response to questions over “contrived” dealings by Jim Fitzpatrick MP.

It remains to be seen whether the Government is indeed sabotaging its own efforts to prohibit wild animal circus acts but, if so, it must answer to the public and parliament.

The Bill put forward by Mr Fitzpatrick has the same wording as the Government’s own draft legislation, published last April, and seeks to secure the ban promised by Government in 2012 ahead of the General Election, to ensure that the proposed implementation date of December 2015 is met. It will be put forward again for a second reading on 7th November.

Despite having a reputation as being a leader in animal welfare, Britain is lagging behind 28 countries worldwide that have introduced prohibitions on animal circus acts. Ironically, in the draft legislation, Defra Minister Lord de Mauley states that the British ban will “help ensure that our international reputation as a leading protector of animals continues into a new global era”!

Don’t let the Government or MPs play political football with the lives of animals continuing to suffer in British circuses! Help us ensure the Government comes good on its promises and ensure this bill passes.

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Comments

  1. sharon williams · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    please stop wild animals in circuses do the right thing this as gone on long enough

    1. Hennie Bezuidenhout · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

      Boycott and ban animal circuses everywhere!!

  2. Kim Dawes · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Get on with it

  3. Claire Foxall · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please stop this cruelty. Would you like to live in a cage for the rest of your life. Or your family. To be bullied or tortured.

  4. NANCY · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    SHAME SHAME ON THE IDIOT BLOCKING THIS BILL. HE MUST LOVE CIRCUSES AND THE ABUSE THAT COMES WITH IT.

  5. Helen Seddon · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    This Government should be ashamed of itself living in the dark ages. We actually live in a democracy and cannot see how any compassionate human being could say no to this Bill!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Patricia Lund · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

      Please stop the use of animals in the circus. So much cruelty is inflicted upon them to perform. Animals have a soul like we do. Can you imagine their fear and pain all so some may be entertained? We are ALL GOD’S creatures. PLEASE

  6. Paul Tiltman · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    End this now

  7. Stacey · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Ridiculous and baffling that this is still legal!
    Ban animal circuses and animal abuse.

  8. Belinda-Lee Seagreen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Mr Cameron, keep your word! Please. So many voiceless creatures rely on you to be strong for them. Stand up! Listen to your nation. You are meant to be there to represent us! When will you?

  9. hazel craig · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    This is most disappointing and heartless.Its about time the government took action on this as people DO NOT want to see animals in circuses any more.Time to get with the times.

  10. Cheryl whyte · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Ban the use of wild animals in circus’s it cruel snd outdated. I’d never go to watch a circus with wild animals in, its degrading snd they treat the animals disgustingly behind the scenes. STOP THIS NOW!!!

  11. Brenda Pashley · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Take yout blinkers off and check whats happening to these beautiful creatures at the hands of some humans.

  12. Jill Buschlen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Parliament is allowing this jerk, Mr Rosindell to hijack the will of hundreds of thousands of people?? Show some courage and ban this practice from the dark ages. Mr. Rosindell’s and/or his financial interests should not be relevant when it comes to animal suffering.

  13. Tracey Baxter · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Unbelieveable what on earth is the problem just another reason to get rid of this government NO ANIMALS NO PLANET

  14. Sandra Kimber · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please ureplease please STOP ANIMALS BEING USED IN EVERY CIRCUS IN ENGLAND. Other countries have done so, please let the world know IN ENGLAND WE LOVE ALL ANIMALS and hate abuse of animals

  15. Arjun L Sen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Disgraceful! Petition signed.

  16. Lucie Renaud · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Not acceptable

  17. Angela Wileman · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please ban the use of wild animals at circuses in the UK, this is the 21st century. The facts about how animals suffer are well known why are we lagging behind 28 other countries? there is no excuse. Pass the Bill!!

  18. María José Sola Oliván · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Me daría mucha verguenza, en esta época, que me señalaran por simpatizar con el maltrato de los animales en los circos..para empezar los circos con animales deben prohibirse, es antinatural que vivan en jaulas diminutas, que coman lo que no deben y sobre todo los golpes y maltrato a los que son sometidos..la gente que está con ellos disfruta pegándoles…No me parece moral que se permita este trato, además sabiéndolo, dice muy poco a su favor y además en esta vida todo se paga.

  19. Krysti Blumsom · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please give circus animals their right to live a free and happy life! I support a ban on all circus animals!

  20. carole squire · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I’m ashamed to live in the same constituency as Rosindell if he’s played a part in blocking this bill. He always claims to be an animal lover….I don’t understand his agenda!!

  21. John fitzpatrick · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It’s time to ban these circuses. It’s taken too long,it’s inhumane, are we ?

  22. Gerty Kohlen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Get going and stop this animal abuse !

  23. Gerty Kohlen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please get going and stop the abuse of animals in the circus!

  24. Julie Warwick · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It’s appalling we who are known as a nation of “animal lovers” cannot ban animals from circuses , there’s no excuse and we are lagging behind

  25. john armstrong · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Keep the fight

  26. Steve Dann · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    No more than one would expect from our corrupt government. Money talks eh?

  27. Charlotte Owen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    They are horrid places and need to be banned as soon as possible!! Ban them now!! Stop the violence!!

  28. Rosa Ana Camacho Weverberg · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please Mr Prime Minister, help the ones who can not speak for them selves.

  29. Severine Mellinger · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Circus is a manege of Horror. Animals dont belong in the circus for our entertainment. Enough is enough. Stop this suffering

  30. sandy alexander · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    cruelty to animals

  31. Stacey Sinclair · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I am discussed that this type of thing is still allowed. Everyone has the right to live a decent life. This includes these lovely animals that have feelings like ourseles. They have a right to run free which is there true purpose in life. These lovely creatures that god has made should be loved and respected and not treated in this appalling manner. No-one wants to see animals in circuses anyway and I hope they all manage to free themselves and trample them all to death. The only animal here is him.

  32. N Huether · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    No animal should ever be used for human entertainment! Stop this cruelty at once!

  33. Penelope Copeland · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    How an this be? How can ANYONE vote to keep wild animals imprisoned in small cages all their lives, then beaten and tortured in front of audiences? Are you out of your minds or just blindly insensitive?

  34. Madeleine guenoun · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Stop animals cruellety

  35. heather lloyd · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    This should be band now! it’s so far behind the times to keep these animals in cages! they have rights too and a life.

  36. Sue Dockerill · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It’s time 2 move in2 the 21st century & leave the barbarian age behind, simple as that!

  37. Judy Croucher · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please ban this awful cruelty to these wonderful animals, they don’t deserve to be treated like this.

  38. Marcus Rheade-Edwards · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It is beyond my belief that the UK government are making very little or no progress in bringing about a much needed and long over due ban on animals in circuses.
    Their constant inaction on this issue is only serving to increase the suffering of the poor animals who are already having to endure FAR more than they ever should have had to suffer.
    FOR GOD SAKE UK GOVERNMENT STOP DRAGGING YOUR FEET, PULL YOUR FINGERS OUT AND ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING CONSTRUCTIVE. TIME AFTER TIME YOU SAY YOU ARE COMMITTED TO BRINGING ABOUT A BAN, WELL ITS TIME TO STOP JUST SITTING ON THE POT, AND ACTUALLY START PISSING !!!
    BAN ANIMALS IN CIRCUSES NOW !!!!!

  39. Virginia Brett · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I know it’s great seeing these animals but it’s very unfair on them having to do tricks, etc and not always treated well!

  40. tan howard · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Beyond cruel stop and ban it pls vry cruel to these majestic animals

  41. Ruth Killoran · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please stop the unnecessary animal suffering.

  42. Sandra Mitchell · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    For once listen to the people and do what’s right ! Ban animals in circus !

  43. lavinia rojas · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Iam very surprise to hear this so sad about Britain. I always thought that Britain was ahead of other countries.

  44. lesleyholden · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Ban world wide x

  45. Kandace AlePhant · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Its time to stop the Dark Ages of Barbaric Acts. Abusing Animals for Entertainment should’ve stopped decades ago. It is sadistic and cruel to do to any Being that is capable of thinking. STOP THE CRUELTY

  46. Julie Brigham · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please help all circus animals let’s end this cruelty now.

  47. Sue Hammond · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    There is no reason whatsoever to continue to support wild animals being abused in circuses. This must be stopped along with the greased palms within the ranks of our government. Hear what the public is saying

  48. RUCHI · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    STOP CIRCUS SUFFRING

  49. Necole Cook · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Captivity Kills.. Circuses Marine Parks need to be shut down.. Wildlife animals do not belong in these places but in their natural habitats .. Their not here for our entertainment !!

  50. Jan Harvell · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please just do it!!! There are animals suffering in terrible conditions and cruelly treated. We are falling behind, so many other countries have banned animals in circuses, please stop doing “U” turns and sign the bill.

  51. Constantin Saitas · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Animals suffering in circuses is no fun

  52. Donna Gearhart · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    ALL suffering should end!! Let them go to a Sanctury!

  53. zarine Raghina · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Ban Circus Animals.

  54. Tessa Hayward · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Come on Mr Cameron time you put a stop to this terrible animal cruelty

  55. Jane McGrath · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    animals belong in the wild not in a circus

  56. Carole Buchholz · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I smell foul play.Who the hell do these individuals think they are.This whole affair stinks

  57. Leonor PEk · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    WHAT HAPPEN WITH ENGLAND THE GOVERN THINK THIS IS A JOKE???
    THE ANIMALS ARE OFFERING EVERY DAY
    AND YOU BAN THE BILL.COME ON,THIS IS NOT A GAME.

  58. sherry wyse · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please stop this cruelty. These animals have a right to live and not be tortured!

  59. Isabel Turner · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    This should be stopped now. In this day and age there should be no wild animals in a circus. They are badly used to learn tricks so it should be stopped now.

  60. Denise Sheehan · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Wild Animals have the right to be free. They do not belong in circus acts its dangerous and its cruel. No excuse for a rep of the people to vote against what the people want. His pockets are full of blood money

  61. lise-lotte sørensen · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Stop the cruelty

  62. Charlene Gunner · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Its pathetic that it keeps getting blocked. Sometimes it can feel difficult to stand up and do the right thing, but its better than sitting back and being behind on the times. Animals dont belong in the circus. Ban it already!!

  63. Martina Henfrey · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It’s 2014, this disgusting abuse of animals must stop, it’s well overdue

  64. Rose Raill · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It is all about stupid money, they dont care about the cruel acts that the circus is doing to these animals, as far as living in the dark ages they sure are, Circus people dont have half a brain and from what i gather neither does the government

  65. audrey lester · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    We are supposed to be an animal loving country but some of our members of parliament certainly are not. Come on you are getting us a bad name when most of the other countries have stopped using animals in circuses. Please get it together.

  66. anita willemse · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    stop the exploit of wild animals!!!

  67. Wendy burch · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Sicking I hate circus if people just don’t go then
    This would not be happening go got it will shut them down if no ones goes please don’t block this it not
    Right to treat them this way they made to live in the wild
    But this is all about money and selfishness and greed

  68. melanie · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    please help our wildlife…being tortured as made to entertain is evil an inhumane…lets set an example for generations to come. we are not entitled o own life…its the slave trade of animals!

  69. Julia Michell · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Email to https://email.number10.gov.uk/

    I believe that there has been some controversy over this bill but after looking at the evidence on both sides I have come to the conclusion that I must support the ban on wild animals in circus much as the rest of the EU have done. I received a lovely letter from Andrew Rosindell who clearly believes that wild animals born into the circus are better off there than in a safari park for example and I can also understand the pain of separation that their trainers might undergo. I understand his sentiments but this has to be looked at from the animal’s point of view. A wild animal needs space, peace to carry out its normal activities insofar as it is able. It is not just about having a clean bed and human love although this is highly commendable on the part of the circus. The tradition needs to be halted. Wild animals, elephants in particular, do not learn without some fairly hefty forms of pain being used to make them perform. This needs to stop.

  70. tom rooze · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Barbaars !.

  71. Anita Andela · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    stop the suffering….wild animals must live in nature not in a cage!!!

  72. catherine leroy · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Wild animals don’t belong in a circus, they belong in their natural habitat and deserve their freedom !!!! Don’t lock them up in cages !

  73. Carol Rushton Algar · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    This cruelty to animals must be stopped, it is not natural for these animals to be made to perform unnatural things and suffer such cruelty.
    These animals deserve a good quality of life in their own natural habitat.

  74. Mason Alex · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I don’t get how in the 21st century after even scientists proved that animals have emotions and feels stress that these concentration death camp are still on!!stop this massacre shame on the UK shame!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Anne-Lies · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    trop right now!!!
    Horrible creuelty

  76. marisol · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    STOP THIS ABUSE OF THESE ANIMALS! STOP CIRCUS WHIT ANIMALS! STOP THESE IDIOTS!

  77. MIchelle young · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    I can’t believe this is still allowed!

  78. E Davis · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    It’s time the Conservatives stopped blocking this bill, stop asking your own MPs to sabotage it. It’s a disgrace that the UK is lagging behind here. We should be a shining example of compassion.

  79. Angela Russell · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please stop this

  80. Angela Cannaò · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Stop circus !

  81. Stephane · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    Please ban wild animal circus.

  82. tim · 24 October 2014 at 2:39a

    this government is once again not representing the will of the people of whom the vast majority want the use of animals in circuses stoped .this is a barbaric practice and must be stopped.

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