Stop Circus Suffering

Sweden wants a circus ban!

7 out of 10 people think the use of wild animals in circuses should not be allowed

Demonstrating the huge support there is for a circus ban in Sweden, a recent opinion poll has shown that 7 out of 10 people think that wild animal acts should not be allowed, reflecting attitudes to this archaic form of ‘entertainment’ across Europe, and indeed worldwide.

There was an outcry in 2013 when ADI revealed footage of elephants Sonja and Vana Mana being abused while on tour in the UK. Soon after Cirkus Scott, where the elephants were being made to perform at the time, announced it would no longer feature wild animal acts – after 76 years of doing so.

ADI is working with Swedish groups for an end to circus suffering. Swedish news site Newsner have got behind a petition calling for a wild animal circus ban created by our friends at Djurens Rätt helping to secure over 25,000 signatures in just one day!

Take action

  • Sign the petition to ban wild animal acts in Sweden (you will need to include your name, city of residence, email)
  • Sign up to receive ADI email alerts

Comments

  1. lisa radford · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    we have abused, exploited and tortured for far too long…as a civilised world our ignorance has to stop

  2. Rowena Ollis · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Wild animals were not put on earth to entertain humans. Get them out of circuses and let them live the rest of their lives as elephants and in dignity – PLEASE.

  3. mathey · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    stop aux cirques avec animaux trop cruel !!!!!!

  4. ulla andersson · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Free them .

  5. Valerie Nordberg · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    It is time EU took a stand and banned animals from appearing in ANY form of entertainment throughout the E U and also saw the law was enforced.

  6. Hennie Bezuidenhout · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Boycott and ban all animal circuses and zoos worldwide!

  7. Beth lyons · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    The elephants should be in an elephant sanctuary where they can live as they shouls . Anything short of that is animal abuse !!!! Please free the elephants and boycott all circuses !!!!!

  8. Lucie Boileau · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    C’est inacceptable !!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Michelle Storace · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Anyone who takes themselves children etc. to a circus is into animal abuse please sign and share

  10. Sébastien Lorand · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    This is so out of date and even then they weren’t as barbaric as they are now

  11. joii resnick · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    PLEASE STOP USING ANIMALS IN THE CIRCUS. PLEASE PLEASE HAVE SOME COMPASSION

  12. Peggy · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    This longtime cruelty must stop. It’s ignorant

  13. Isabelle Roeland · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Ban circus with animals from Sweden ! !!

  14. Christina Kazantza · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    The only living beings that should perform in circuses are people and no one else because people have a choice

  15. dawn luke · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    There should be no animal circuses on earth in this day and age.it is so cruel.

  16. dawn luke · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    There should be no circuses in the world.it is cruel.

  17. Kathy Davis · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Animals are not for our entertainment.

  18. Natalia Arboleda · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    No more animals.in circus

  19. Barde · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    BAN THE ANIMALS IN THE CIRCUS

  20. lavinia rojas · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Im surprise that such as advance country they are still supporting this type of cruelty!!

  21. risa crabtree · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    The world is evolving and it’s time to end wild animal circuses. They are outdated and cruel.

  22. gunel · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    stop

  23. Kathy Holland · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    These are wild animals that are used in circuses. What they are made to do is cruel, they are abused & tortured to make them do tricks. PLEASE BAN ALL ANIMALS FROM CIRCUSES….thank you

  24. Kim Wooding · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Yes yes. Ban all around the world.. Animals have suffered enough for people.
    Hate circuses every single one that uses animals should be closed down. . If people want to see performing animals they only have to look at each other…

  25. Summer Devlin · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    There is so much animal abuse in a circus. It has to end!

  26. Dana Pietrosu · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    abusing animals in just sick!

  27. Karyn Miller · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    End these circuses forever

  28. Janis Kuehner · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Animals don’t belong in a circus!

  29. dagmar jonath · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    aufhören!!! sofort!!! Tiere gehören nicht in den zirkus!!!!

  30. BRIDGET HELLIER · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    ANIMALS ARE NOT FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT THEY SHOULD BE RELEASED TO THEY RE NATURAL HABITAT

  31. Neha Agarwal · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    stop torturing animals in the name of entertainment

  32. Kirsten Storm · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Stopp misbruket av ville dyr

  33. John Sheppard · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    We need to persuade the other stupid 30 % to do likewise.

  34. Joe R · 19 June 2015 at 1:04a

    Please stop the user of circuses. It does nothing for the survival of so many of these species that are currently endangered. It makes the animal look like a clown and be disrespected by people.

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