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"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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Monday, 14 November 2011

The ASPCA’s dead horse - New York Post

ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division patchImage via Wikipedia I am happy to see that more journalist are beginning to see the way animal rights ideology is impregnating mainstream thinking. As we have discussed many times on this blog, AR gets its initial support by hi-jacking environmentalism and humane/animal welfare groups. The ASPCA like the British RSPCA is a prime example of this sort of process. Both have swayed back and forth off the animal welfare/animal rights barrier. This report by the New York post observes how no less than a veterinary advisor employed by the ASPCA effectively lied about the demise of a carriage horse. It traces the incentive for this falsehood back to the increasing influence of groups like PeTA (People for the ethical Treatment of Animals) and HSUS (Humane Society of the United States).  

Everyone knows there’s no sense in beating a dead horse -- but the ASPCA just found a way to ride one.

When a carriage horse named Charlie keeled over dead in Midtown last month, animal-rights activists were all in a lather: “Animal cruelty!” they cried, harnessing the death as a pretext for a complete ban on Central Park carriage rides. (read more)

Circus The Truth was formed to counteract the misinformation spread by the animal rights agenda but in addition to fighting the corner for circus animals I think there is also a further need to promote and celebrate the circus in general, especially in Great Britain.
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