Animals don’t belong in circuses - a fact which should be obvious to most people. But sadly, hundreds of animals continue to be enslaved in these travelling menageries every year. Is it normal for an elephant to stand on its head? Or for a tiger to jump through a ring of fire? Or for horses to walk around on their hind legs ‘dancing’ to music? These are all unnatural and painful acts which animals should not be forced to do. They should be free, and in their natural habitats.
Circus animals, who in the wild would spend the majority of their days travelling and exploring new areas, spend 22 hours a day locked up in cages and pens so small, that they barely have room to turn around. This, coupled with their constant state of fear leads them to exhibit the stereotypical psychosis found in all captive animals. They self-mutilate and display repetitive behavior, such as swaying back and forth.
Animal circuses should be a thing of the past. The animals wouldn't be suffering if people weren't still paying for it to continue.
CAPS report on the use of animals in Irish circuses in 2012:http://www.irishcircuses.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Ring-of-Cruelty-2-Summary-Report.pdf
CAPS investigation into Irish circuses in 2006:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xCvdnsMpY
We are urging the town Councillors to put forward a ban on animal circuses on council land on to follow councils like Drogheda,Monaghan, Wicklow Town and Waterford who have all recently banned animal circuses on council land.Please sign and share this petition
CONTACT THE COUNCILLORS :
Cllr. James Holloway
Farganstown, Navan, (F.G.)
Cllr. Pádraig Fitzsimons
Rathaldron, Navan, Co. Meath (F.F.)
Cllr. Joe Reilly
Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Navan (S.F.)
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