Dear Mr Barry O'Farrell,
I am writing to you to bring to your attention of the cruelty of Animal Circuses, in particular the Stardust Circus recently performing in Castle Hill NSW. These animals are confined to small barren cages for the majority of every day, animals in circuses have no opportunity to display natural behaviours. Physical or mental ailments are often the result of being kept in these restrictive conditions. This cruel treatment of animals has no place in modern entertainment and teaches children nothing about respect for animals.
Around the world, in Federal and State legislation, and in successful motions passed by numerous local authorities (including some 40 in Australia), the enforced performance of animals for entertainment in circuses has been outlawed. These animals spend their lives in captivity, are subjected to cruel and punitive training methods (of which there is abundant video evidence - please visit the website for more information: www.animalcircuses.com) and are being constantly transported around the country so that their owners can turn a profit and audiences enjoy watching animals perform unnatural tricks for their idle amusement.
These barbaric displays are a blot on the horison of our supposedly civilised community and should be outlawed for ever. I urge you to initiate/support State legislation in to achieve this goal.
As one of your constituents, I look forward to your response to this letter and please let me know if you need any further information.
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