Animals are not for our entertainment - stop Zippos Circus from exploiting animals.
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Animals are not for our entertainment and should not be made to perform in the circus. We want Brighton and Hove City Council to repeal, revoke, and/or reject any proposed or confirmed licence provided to Zippos Circus for their 2017 scheduled tour, and any tour thereafter.
Their use of domestic animals, including horses, cats, dogs, and budgies is not necessary, and while Zippos claim they follow animal welfare rules and regulations, the fact remains that these animals are made to perform, and carry out tasks that are un-natural. For example, cats performing in a tent full of people is uncharacteristic and no doubt causes them stress and anxiety. Whips are used on horses in the performance, and while not performing are kept in cramped conditions unable to roam freely.
We, the signed below, believe that any show involving animals is cruel and unnecessary especially when it comes to Zippos. Isn't it time ALL circuses were committed to the history books.
We hope you will support us in our efforts by signing this petition - let's send a strong message to the council, let them know that we do not agree with the use of animals in the circus.
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