Dolphins belong in the wild, not in circuses!
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BOYCOTT CIRQUE DU LIBAN
Cirque Du Liban broken promises once again!
"We believe the use of animals in circuses is no longer ethically acceptable and do not use any animals in our work." - Izak Abou-Sari, Founder and Director, Cirque Du Liban
The reality is very different...
Only a short time after making this statement, Cirque Du Liban moved away from having a circus based on performers to now using endangered animals as the main attraction.
And NOW DOLPHINS? On the side of the HIGHWAY?
We don’t even have a dolphinarium in Lebanon and many dolphin species are completely banned for commercial purposes as per CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species – which Lebanon is part of. The circus is a completely commercial enterprise! Read more about Dolphins/CITES here - https://cites.org/eng/news/ pr/2004/040305_dolphin.shtml
We are against the use of all live animals in circuses, and these animals will certainly suffer. One of the most intelligent species reduced to nothing more than a money making prop, kept by the side of a highway in what will be a tiny pool!
Related documentary for awareness - http://www.blackfishmovie com/
We urge the related competent authorities to stop the use of endangered species, in specific the Dolphin show presented by Cirque du Liban!
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