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Animal Defenders International

ADI Condemns Camel Parade In South Tyneside

Posted: 5 December 2013

ADI is calling on South Tyneside Council not to exhibit camels at a ‘Christmas Wonderland Procession’ in South Shields on December 6th.

The procession is advertised on the South Tyneside Council website as being “led by three wise men on camels”.

Camels are social animals used to living in large herds and have evolved to live in an arid environment. Camel experts have shown that the animals can become stressed from a number of sensory and psychological factors including unfamiliar surroundings and transportation. Even well trained keepers can find it difficult to tell when these sensitive animals are stressed, ill or injured.

The use of camels at events raises a number of animal welfare and public safety concerns as camels can inflict fatal injuries due to their size, strength and aggressiveness.

Wild animals used for events suffer many of the same welfare issues as in circuses, which are widely condemned by the public.

Take action

Please urge South Tyneside Council to cancel the camel parade.

  • Sign the petition by Cruelty Free Christmas here
  • Email the council here

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