Uk: Uk Conservative Government Headed by David Cameron Blocks Circus Ban and Ignores The Consulted Wishes of 94% Of The British Public !

Captive Animals Protection Society, PO Box 591, Manchester, M12 0DP, England, UK.


International Support Welcome – Please Sign the Petition Detailed Below.

In the Uk, David Cameron has invented this term called ‚the Big Society’ in which the public are supposed to give their views and the government will listen.  94% of the British public want an end to wild animals being used in travelling circuses in the Uk.

David Cameron is ignoring the wishes of 94% of the public and their involvement in the big society.

94% of the British Public Want A Wild Animal Ban in Circuses

– But David Cameron Does Not Agree – So No Ban !

So much for Conservative inventions such as this !

UK Conservative Government Headed by David Cameron Blocks Circus Ban

After the highly publicized beating of Anne the elephant from Bobby Roberts’ Super Circus last month, a ban on using wild animals in British circuses looked very promising.

But now the government headed by David Cameron has done a complete turnaround and intends to block their support for a ban.

Despite repeated polls that show between 80 and 94 percent of the British public wants to end the use of wild animals in the three traveling circuses in the UK and despite promises of support from the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), ministers are expected to announce their preference for “self-regulation by circuses.” 

The Independent said the move comes from the Prime Minister (David Cameron) who “wishes to reduce Government regulation.”

The Independent launched its own campaign calling for the Prime Minister to rethink the ban and announce a timetable to implement one.  More than 6,000 people signed their petition.

Click Here for information on the petition.

They wrote:

Amid widespread public disapproval, the number of circuses using wild animals has fallen steadily from 20 in 1997 to three today. They use more than 20 animals. The Great British Circus is touring with at least five tigers and two camels, and is breeding lions for future performances. Peter Jolly’s Circus has four pythons, a zebra, a camel and one horned African cattle called an ankole, while Circus Mondao has two zebras and two camels. All three circuses say their animals are well looked after, travel only short distances and are not harmed by their trainers.

A ban has the support of animal welfare organizations such as Animal Defenders International, Born Free, Captive Animals’ Protection Society, RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association, which represents 12,000 veterinarians.

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The RSPCA reported the animals live in one quarter of the minimum space that is required in a zoo and their circus training, transportation and performance causes “damage to their mental wellbeing.”

Liz Tyson, director of the Captive Animals’ Protection Society, said:

“From an ethical standpoint, there is no justification for people to teach animals tricks or to force them to perform for our entertainment. We regularly get people saying to us: ‘I can’t believe this is still legal.’ People make the assumption that we have got the highest standards for animal welfare in the world but the reality is that we are falling behind – Bolivia introduced a ban on the use of all animals in circuses in 2009.”

The circuses countered by saying the animals are well cared for and they travel no more than 20 miles with the animals confined.  They report that it’s in their best “business” interest to look after them.

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Link: Captive Animals Protection Society (CAPS) – Uk based organisation:

The Captive Animals’ Protection Society (CAPS) is a UK-based charity leading the campaign to end the use of animals in entertainment.

Through a combination of undercover investigations, research, campaigns, political lobbying and education, CAPS aims to stop the exploitation of animals in entertainment, particularly in circuses, zoos and the exotic pet trade.

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Uk: INTERNATIONAL Petition – Worldwide Support Please – Romania – End Your Cruelty To Animals – Please Sign NOW !

Hi Guys,

I know this is yet another petition and some of you have already signed one or more but this is the petition we will hand in on the day of the protest as a hard copy!  Please sign and circulate far and wide to ALL contacts, not just those in the UK

Please also post a comment when signing as this gives extra impact!

Many thanks


Serbia: ‘Lizi’ – Rescued After 2 Days On The Road After Being Hit by a Car – Her Story (and Donation Link).

This is the story about Lizi (Njanja).

Lizi on the road as she was found

Milan Calic, who is running the shelter “Riska”, traveled to the south of Serbia and on the road found a dog, who was hit by the car. He found out that the dog was lying there for 2 days. Of course, Milan took the dog to shelter “Riska”. 

At the vets waiting for treatment

We have found the donor for her operation. DVM Jugoslav Vasic operated both legs, but he insisted that there is no need to  X-ray her spine. 

Unfortunately, not even 15 days after the surgery, could she stand on her own. We consulted the other vet DVM Milan Matic. X-ray was taken and we found out that the spine was hurt and that she is pregnant. DVM Milan Matic said, he can operate the spine but he needs a MR. MR was taken under the anesthesia. During that, an accident occurred and Lizi was without oxygen longer period of time and she got blind.

Then she was sterilized and 10 days after her spine was operated. Unfortunately, our Lizi, who is now blind, can’t stand on her back legs. Also her muscles atrophied. We are taking her again tomorrow on X-ray.

Post treatment

What more can I say. She eats very well and she is full of optimism. It would be great if we could find someone, who would take care of her because I believe, that with the right treatment and perhaps a wheel chair, she could walk again. 

She has a chip and she is vaccinated against rabies.

Kind regards,

Help Animals
Zlata Korjenic

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If you wish to send some financial help for Lizi, then click below thank you;

Donation info:

“Sterilisi svog ljubimca.
Ne kupuj kucne ljubimce.
Usvajaj ljubimce iz azila ili sa ulice i spasi jedan zivot.”