Stop Circus Suffering

Moyle District Council move to ban animal circuses

ADI applaud Moyle District Council for continuing to ban animal circuses from council grounds.

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Animal Defenders International (ADI), the campaigning organisation for animal welfare, today applauded Moyle District Council for continuing to ban animal circuses from council grounds. In light of undercover video evidence provided by ADI, the Northern Irish council has confirmed that it does not endorse the extreme cruelty and suffering inflicted upon circus animals.

The number of animal circuses and suppliers of circus animals in the UK has declined dramatically as a result of ADI’s ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ campaign last year. Moyle District Council joins nearly 300 other UK councils that have been appalled at the treatment of circus animals and now ban all animal acts on council land.

Jan Creamer, ADI’s Chief Executive says, “Aside from the severe confinement and environmental deprivation they suffer, often leading to mental distress, circus animals frequently endure verbal abuse and physical violence. These defenceless animals deserve so much more. We applaud Moyle Council for reviewing the evidence and coming to the humane and reasoned decision.”

ADI this week launched a new campaign in Portugal to end the use of animals in circuses. The launch represents the fourth ‘Stop Circus Suffering’ country launch following the UK, Chile and Norway.

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