Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh: Please abolish the use of animals in circuses
  • Petitioned The Right Honourable Dr. Manmohan Singh

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Prime Minister's Office New Delhi. India-110011.
The Right Honourable Dr. Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister of India - Dr. Manmohan Singh: Please abolish the use of animals in circuses

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      All Animal Rights

Animals in circuses across India are routinely chained and beaten. They are subjected to chronic confinement, physical abuse and psychological torment. Whips and other weapons like heavy steel-tipped rods are often used to inflict pain and beat them into submission. Animals and birds perform confusing, unnatural tricks — for example, parrots riding bicycles, standing on their heads or jumping through rings of fire.

They don't do it because they want to, but out of fear of violent punishment. It's high time the government banned the archaic use of animals in circuses.

The central government has already banned the use of bears, monkeys, tigers, panthers, lions and bulls in performances. "We are calling on the Government of India to follow the lead of Bolivia and Greece, which have banned the use of all animals. Why must we have dogs or parrots in our circuses?" Abhishek added. Bollywood also feels strongly about the case. Here's what some of the stars said.

B-town's 'pet' cause:
Celina Jaitly: Circus animals are kept in horrendous conditions. Dogs are crammed into dirty cages and hardly ever let out. Birds are locked inside cramped cages, and their wings are clipped so that they cannot fly. They pay a heavy price for a fleeting moment of human amusement. Nature has enough for man's needs, not his greed. If you want to see animals perform, watch them at their best in a nature documentary.

Rahul Khanna: Most children naturally love animals and would never knowingly support anything that involve treating them cruelly. Circuses can and do exist only because of willing human adults.

Raveena Tandon Thadani: Animals in circuses lead a life of endless confinement, constant physical abuse and psychological torment. Animals are not natural performers like us. We are the entertainers, not them. They belong in their natural homes, not suffering under the Big Top.

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    • Anil Chandolia ORYOL, UNITED STATES
      • 6 months ago

      Please Sign & Share, Thank you.

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    • Sabine Anderson JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 7 months ago

      Animals belong in the wild and NOT in a circus! The cruelty they have to suffer is just unbelievable! Please be humane and put a stop to this unbelievable cruelty, Dr Singh!!!!!

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    • Helen Rogers THETFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Animals were NOT put on this earth for you to use & abuse for 'entertainment'!!!

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    • Rebecca Arnoldy MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • 7 months ago

      Please stop this now!

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    • vrajendra nagar INDORE, INDIA
      • 7 months ago

      iN CIRCUS MAN HANDELING THE ANIUMALS FOR ENJOYMENT AND THEY FEEL BAQDLY TOURCHERED TO TRAIN THE ANIMAL FIOR THEACTIVITIES. THEIR INDEPENDANCY IS ALSO AFFECTED ADVERSALY. WE PREYTO PROTECT THE ANIMALS

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