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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Friday, 9 December 2011

More Press Note the Animal Rights/Animal Welfare Distinction (c/o Portland Insight)

You have to look pretty hard, but here and there you find lone journalists who do not just jump on and run with the easy and emotive animal rights propaganda that is so readily available. With the exceptions of the Andrew McKies, Dominic Lawsons and Kenan Maliks of this fair island, most UK journalists are happy to hit us with headlines about animal abuse fed to them by groups with very dodgy and extremist agendas. The US seem to be a little more aware. Here Patti Strand, co-author of "Hijacking the Humane Movement", tells the "Portland Insight" about the dangers of going off the animal welfare path and down the animal rights route to dogma as new animal laws are being considered. Please click on the below title to read this insightful article.

Animal rights activists often go too far

Astley's Legacy 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. For more information please see our Facebook group
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