Stop Circus Suffering

Petition to end the use of wild animals in circuses in Iran

ADI is working with Animal Rights Watch to stop circus suffering in Iran

Dear Mr Masoumeh Ebtekar, Head of Department of Environment

We urge you to bring forward legislation in Iran to end the use of wild animals in circuses, a measure supported by a growing number of regions in Iran who no longer allow circuses with such acts to perform.

Shahram Ahmadi, Director of Environment in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari, one of the first provinces in Iran to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, has stated that “using wild animals in circus is clearly an act of animal abuse and we strongly condemn such wrong, cruel acts.” Thirty countries around the world have already implemented animal circus bans nationwide, indicating how attitudes are changing and there is a global move away from allowing wild animals to perform in circuses.

The evidence supporting a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses is overwhelming. Circuses simply cannot replicate the physical and psychological needs of wild animals, or create a suitable environment where the natural behavioural repertoires of the animals can be satisfied whilst on tour. The welfare of animals is inevitably compromised by the constant travel, with most of the year spent in temporary, collapsible accommodation. Wild animals can be powerful and dangerous and the day to day husbandry and tricks they are forced to perform require close control and subjugation.

Numerous undercover investigations conducted worldwide have documented the widespread use of brutal training methods and casual violence. No other part of the entertainment industry is so routinely associated with violence towards animals.

There is no place in a civilised society for the abuse of animals or their manipulation for the purposes of ‘entertainment’. We hope that we can count on your support and that this outdated practice can quickly be banned in Iran.

On behalf of the animals who, without legislative action, continue to suffer, thank you.

Sign the petition here

Comments

  1. Gabriela Baldaia · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop the cruelty !! Wild animals are born to be free !!

  2. virginia mendez · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Using wild animals in circus is clearly an act of animal abuse and I strongly condemn such wrong, cruel acts!

  3. Anita Wisch · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    This is no way for an animal to live. Please stop this barbaric practice, and let the animals go to a sanctuary to live out the rest of their lives with room to roam.

  4. Olga Troyan · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Circuses are good only for entertainment and harmful in any other way.

  5. Rhana Wyble · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Circuses need to be stopped completely every where all over the world. No more animals in circuses.

  6. THEODORE SPACHIDAKIS · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    STOP CIRCUS SUFFERING!!!!

  7. Ruth McD · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    We urge you to bring forward legislation in Iran to end the use of wild animals in circuses, a measure supported by a growing number of regions in Iran who no longer allow circuses with such acts to perform.

  8. marlou wevers · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    please lett this STOP !!!!!

  9. Yasmin · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop this now!!

  10. Amy Keffer · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    animals should not be used for profit,or be abused in anyway

  11. lynda howarth · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop the suffering of animals in circuses through out the world. These wonderful creatures are to ours to exploit. BAN ALL CIRCUSES

  12. Amir · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Please stop this barbaric act, Iran is better the this.

    Regards
    Amir

  13. Karen Lynne White · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Please these beautiful creatures are not performers they are wild animals, They were meant to be in the wild not to be abused and confined in cages…

  14. Neville Massey · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop this 18 century barbaric act now and set these pure animals free!

  15. Dee-Dee Lovering · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    No more wild animals in circuses, please. Cruelty is not entertaining.

  16. Carol Keith · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    We do not need animals to suffer for our entertainment.We need them to live peacefully in the wild.Let people do tricks if circuses feel this is necessary,but leave the animals alone!

  17. april keefe · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    No more animals in circuses. .stop the suffering now

  18. Dusty Stepanski · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Wild animals do not belong in the circus and when there spend their whole life suffering!

  19. Cynthia Ward · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Please have a heart for these animals and behave like a civilized country!

  20. Fran Hollingdale · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Its time to end the suffering endured by these animals

  21. lorna jensen · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Just stop. Try and find compassion. You are evil and will burn in hell

  22. kelly whiteway · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Please put an end to this kind of exploitation.

  23. Charlotte Sorensen · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    STOP circuses with animals especially the wild animals. They do NOT belong there! They are suffering and it is no way to learn children to know them. Set them free and take the children to the wild and learn to know them there…..

  24. Stockreiter Gabriela · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop that now !!!

  25. Lantana Wade · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    CIRCUS’ NEED TO BE BANNED EVERYWHERE. ANIMALS SHOULD NEVER NEVER BE USED FOR ENTERTAINING. STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

  26. Tina Bullard · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    STOP THE CRUELTY!!!

  27. Nina Betash · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop circuses with animals especially the wild animals!

  28. maura gillam · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    this is pure evil to keep these wonderful animals caged,,needs stopping…

  29. Petra Schumacher · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    stop barbarian Circus for Animals

  30. susan shawket · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop this dreadful suffering…Stop bears being circus acts.

  31. liliq borisova · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Пуснете този невинен затворник, гадове!

  32. liliq borisova · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    stop this horror

  33. leandro vegas · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    eles tem que ficar livres

  34. Marilyn Underhill · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop using animals in the circus. It is a cruel and barbaric act!!!

  35. Pricila Marques Machado · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    There is no place in a civilised society for the abuse of animals or their manipulation for the purposes of ‘entertainment’. We hope that we can count on your support and that this outdated practice can quickly be banned in Iran.

  36. catia mossmann · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Chega de crimes contra animais!

  37. joao henrique bosio · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Sou contra kalker forma de uso com animais ke cause dor ou sofrimento, LIBERTAÇAO ANIMAL JA!!!

  38. regula hess · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    stop stop stop urgent

  39. GUILLAUME · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop using animals in circus ; they have no place behind a cage !!!

  40. Anja Forlì · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    stop this shame

  41. eliana · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    sou contra animais em circo

  42. Denise Martinazzo · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Parem já

  43. gisele · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    chega de crueldade

  44. Beatrice Treppel · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Put them back in the wild, that is where they belong.

  45. Gloria Regina Salles de Oliveira · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    I am against wild animals in circuses.

  46. sharon wager · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    Stop this torture .Times are changing.Quit the abuse

  47. valerie fletstop · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    boycott the circus horrors and let the animals free as god intended thanks.

  48. Almira Faizullina · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    please stop animal abusement !!!! I cried when I see this!

  49. dumrath · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    stop it !!!!

  50. Judy Rees · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    No animal should be abused or forced to perform for humans. They lead a life of suffering and deserve love and respect.

  51. me · 5 January 2015 at 2:50a

    I’m an Iranian. Animal mistreatment and cruelty must be stopped and punished no matter where. Please do your best everyone, Iranian or non-Iranian to make governments establish strict rules to protect animals and punish those who committed the acts. Any sane person is suffering along with these animals every time something like this happens. Sane people, animal lovers, humane individuals, UNITE to make it happen and end the misery of many potential animal victims.

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