Germany: Environment Committee Decides In Paliament – There Will Be No Ban On Wild Animals Being Used In The Circus.

http://www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.umweltausschuss-entscheidet-bundestag-kein-verbot-von-wildtieren-im-zirkus.1106ecac-4321-4917-afc3-b66f90afa56b.html 

Environment committee decides in Parliament: No ban on wild animals in the circus

 

The hope of animal rights activists has thus shattered: There will be no ban on wild animals in the circus. Who voted against? Strong setback for animal friends: lion, elephant and zebra stay in the arena.

The environmental committee of the German parliament rejected yesterday the request of the left to ban wild animals from the circus. Despite the clear majority of the SPD, the Greens and the left in the committee, which all plead in their programs for a ban on wildlife, the application was rejected.

Surprisingly, the SPD (Social Democratic Party of Germany) voted against the ban. According to representative surveys, however, the majority of the population is behind a ban, as the animal protection organization “Animals United” confirms.

Now the association wants to mobilize more protests for an animal-free circus.

Viktor Gebhart of “Animals United”: “Especially from the SPD, which over the past years has repeatedly made a ban, the animal friends had expected more nationwide, but the SPD fell today in their back. That is an animal welfare scandal and a clear break with the party’s own conviction, which today had the power to put an end to animal cruelty in the Manege, “he says.

My comment to this:

And so we, who fight for the rights of the animals, are once again betrayed by politics.

The SPD with the party chairman, the illiterate Martin Schultz, has no chance in the next elections. But that will not help, because the CDU (the Conservatives) are not better and will remain in power.

In short: ideology and color in politics are different – at best – only when it comes to people. When it comes to animals, prevails unanimity in slavery, exploitation, and animal suffering!

Best Regards to you Dear Mark and all,

Venus

 

 

Here’s the list of countries that have implemented bans on circuses that use wild animals:

  • Austria

  • Bolivia

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Colombia

  • Costa Rica

  • Croatia

  • Cyprus

  • El Salvador

  • Greece

  • Israel

  • Malta

  • Mexico

  • The Netherlands

  • Paraguay

  • Peru

  • Romania

  • Singapore

  • Slovenia

These countries are really showing Germany and the UK up with their progressive, compassionate policies.

 

 

 

 

2 Responses

  1. Typical German behavior. Look at the Holocaust. Evil is in their DNA.

    • Well there are good and bad in every nation. Here at SAV we have, and still are, working with some excellent German welfare campaigners. The same in Serbia – it may get a bad press as being a nation that does not put animal welfare at the top of the tree, but there are many, many great folk out there who are doing everything they can to make animals lives that much better. It is a question of simply working away at issues and getting the younger generation to get on board with you; I think this is where Animals Asia have been so fantastic with the bear bile issue – they are informing the young and getting their support to get the entire practice stopped. Results in animal welfare campaigns are usually not quick, it is case of setting up your stall and gradually informing for better change. Mark.

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