Animals from circuses in Ireland have been abandoned, let loose on public roads, and have been rented out for late-night hotel parties. We ask you to consider the life of a circus animal: chained, caged, forced to live in cramped and totally unsuitable housing, and hauled from town to town in a “beast wagon”? Regardless of the number of generations that wild animals have been in captivity, captive-born wild animals do not lose the instincts and needs of wild animals. They retain their natural instincts to socialize and to roam freely.
Circuses deny captive-born wild animals of their need to exhibit their natural behaviors.Our concern is the disparity between the conditions imposed on wild animals by circus life and the environment that these animals need for their emotional and physical well-being. Life in the wild cannot be replicated on the back of transportation trucks or at circus sites around the country.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland
    Eamon Gilmore TD
  • Leader of Sinn Fein Party
    Gerry Adams TD
  • Irish Minister for Agriculture,Food and Marine
    Minister Simon Coveney TD.
  • Leader of Fianna Fail Party
    Micheal Martin TD.
  • Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland
    Enda Kenny TD

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