Your Guide to the Reality of Animal Circus
"The academic panel concluded that there appears to be little evidence to demonstrate that the welfare of animals kept in travelling circuses is any better or worse than that of animals kept in other captive environments" - Executive Summary of the DEFRA Circus Working Group 2007
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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
The Mystery of the Muddy Feet: The Aftermath
"Astley's Legacy" contributor Gail Wilmot wrote about her online experience with a supposed expose of circus animal abuse back in July by one of the Pony Box members. The true story was an egregious example of using the political football of animal circus to tell a tall tale. Gail's own investigation resulted in her contacting the Kentucky Horse Council who confirmed that the photograph posted by the "heroic" exposer of animal abuser was taken from an entirely different incidence being described. It now looks like this whole episode has reached something a satisfactory conclusion. However, what with a recent ongoing undisclosed animal circus issue with the Press Complaints Commission that reveals bad journalism on the part of major national UK paper, one cannot help but be concerned about how much unjust propaganda is freely banded about animal circuses as the moment. Please see the below link to the official respnse by the Pony Box website: