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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. Suzanne Jamal
Flemington, Balrath, Navan, Co Meath (F.G)
sjamal@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Phil Brennan
41 Silverlawns, Navan (Non-Party)
pbrennan@members.navantc.ie

Cllr. Shane Cassells
52 Oakleigh Navan, Co. Meath (F.F.)
scassells@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Francis Deane
5 Blackwater Drive, Navan, Co. Meath (Non-Party.)
fdeane@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Anton McCabe
90 Woodlands, Navan, Co Meath (L.P.)
amccabe@members.navantc.ie

Cllr Caoimhe Ní Shluáin,
12 Kilberry Heights, Kilberry, Navan, Co. Meath (S.F.)
caoimhenishluain@hotmail.com

Cllr. James Holloway
Farganstown, Navan, (F.G.)
jholloway@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Pádraig Fitzsimons
Rathaldron, Navan, Co. Meath (F.F.)
pfitzsimons@members.navantc.ie

Cllr. Joe Reilly
Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Navan (S.F.)
joereilly@members.meathcoco.ie

Letter to
Navan Town Council and Area Office:Tel: 046 9029078/9 Fax: 046 9028497 Navan Town Council
(S.F.) Cllr. Joe Reilly
(F.G.) Cllr. James Holloway
and 8 others
(S.F.) Mobile: 0857621051 Cllr Caoimhe Ní Shluáin,
(L.P.) Cllr. Anton McCabe
(Non-Party.) Cllr. Francis Deane
(F.F.) Cllr. Shane Cassells
(Non-Party) Cllr. Phil Brennan
(F.G) Cllr. Suzanne Jamal
tel: +353 (046) 9097000, fax: +353 (046) 909700 Meath County Council
(F.F.) Cllr. Pádraig Fitzsimons
I am urging you as a town Councillor to please put forward a ban on animal circuses in Navan on council land.Recently councils like Drogheda,Monghan,Wicklow town and Waterford have all put bans on
animal circuses on council/public land.We are hoping that Navan will follow in the footsteps of these council and put forward this necessary ban!

I would advice you to look into The Captive Animal Protection Society (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

Here is also CAPS investigation into Irish circuses in 2006:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xCvdnsMpY

The circus trade is becoming a thing of the past,Countries like Austria,Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia,Greece, Bolivia, Paraguay,Peru, Israel and Singapore have all Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.No living creature deserves to spend it's entire life deprived in a circus.You can help these animals and take a stand against cruelty please ban animal circuses on council land!

I look forward to your reply


COUNCILLORS E-MAILS

Cllr. Suzanne Jamal
Flemington, Balrath, Navan, Co Meath (F.G)
sjamal@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Phil Brennan
41 Silverlawns, Navan (Non-Party)
pbrennan@members.navantc.ie
Cllr. Shane Cassells
52 Oakleigh Navan, Co. Meath (F.F.)
scassells@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Francis Deane
5 Blackwater Drive, Navan, Co. Meath (Non-Party.)
fdeane@members.meathcoco.ie
Cllr. Anton McCabe
90 Woodlands, Navan, Co Meath (L.P.)
amccabe@members.navantc.ie

Cllr Caoimhe Ní Shluáin,
12 Kilberry Heights, Kilberry, Navan, Co. Meath (S.F.)
caoimhenishluain@hotmail.com
Cllr. James Holloway
Farganstown, Navan, (F.G.)
jholloway@members.meathcoco.ie

Cllr. Pádraig Fitzsimons
Rathaldron, Navan, Co. Meath (F.F.)
pfitzsimons@members.navantc.ie

Cllr. Joe Reilly
Faughan Hill, Bohermeen, Navan (S.F.)
joereilly@members.meathcoco.ie