All pictures shown do not relate to the incident / demo detailed by Venus.
Three years ago in the city where I live came a circus with wild animals.
Very quickly it became common that tigers, lions and even elephants were the prison inmates and everyone wanted to go.
We also wanted to go.
We had planned a direct demonstration before the circus tent.
Such a thing was risky, those who had demonstrated against this circus in other cities, knew it.
Therefore we had to be many, on this point we were all agreed.
Organizations, names, parties played no role.
No matter where everyone came from, many people would have to be the main thing.
The last level of participants in Facebook one day before was 20!
On the same day we were only four there !!
The policemen who wanted to protect us were more than us!
And that’s why we needed their help very quickly.
It was afternoon show on this day and the visitors wanted to buy a card.
The circus director, a giant of 1.90 and 100 kilograms, found that we had no right to break his legal business and asked the police to remove us.
The police said we had permission, the demo was approved, so they could not do anything to us.
Then the circus director wanted to beat an activist, but the police arrived in time to help.
On the same evening when I posted two photos from this -for me- miserable demo in Facebook, I thought about it for a long time.
I was angry because I was firmly convinced that we would had have more success if we were 20.
I was disappointed because I had expected responsibility and solidarity.
I was disappointed by my comrades.
Today, after three years I evaluate the animal protection to not so one-sided.
Meanwhile, in many countries wild animals are forbidden in the circus, and this is the merit not only of the persons who risk their lives before a circus tent.
But they are part of it.
The success was achieved by the petitions by the millions of petitions, the collective and private letters to ministers, the big demos by the cities, the media reports of all kinds.
The rights of the animals must be achieved by any means necessary.
With best Regards for you dear Mark and all
Filed under: CAMPAIGNS - Global Animal Welfare Issues, CIRCUS, GENERAL NEWS - International / National / Regional, PHOTOGRAPHS - **WARNING** (Animal Suffering), SUPPORTERS, The "Serbian Animals Voice (SAV) ALLIANCE |