Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Action Alert: Ask Your MP to sign EDM 403

Posted: 9 July 2010. Updated: 22 October 2012


This time last year, Animal Defenders International released the shocking findings of an investigation of the Great British Circus.

A year on, and the UK public are more than ever behind a ban on wild animals in circuses… but it is in danger of slipping away due to political inaction.

ADI CALLS ON ALL SUPPORTERS to contact their MP and ask them to sign EDM 403 Wild Animals in Circuses: it is vital the new Government is pushed to pursue a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Write to them at:
The House of Commons,

Please contact our office today and get supplies of our postcards, to give to friends, colleagues and family, so that they can also write to their MP in support of EDM 403.

Tel: 020 7630 3340

Thank you

EDM 403, tabled by Jim Fitzpatrick, states:

That this House notes that the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs public consultation on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses shows that 94.5 per cent. of respondents support a ban as the best option to protect the welfare of circus animals; further notes that the new Government has been unclear on whether it will take action; believes that treating wild animals as circus tricks has no place in civilised society; underlines that violence against animals continues to occur routinely in circuses as revealed in an investigation into the Great British Circus in 2009; recognises that the only thing stopping this ban from coming into place is a decision by Ministers; and urges the Government to use its powers under section 12 of the Animal Welfare Act to make a regulation banning the use of all wild animals in circuses.

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