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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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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Travelling Further up the Wedge and Down the Slope

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The tactic is well-known by the minority of people - on both sides of the debate - who are plugged into the animal rights agenda: the more ground you give, the more ground is demanded. Bit by the bit, animal rights ideas are fed into the mainstream consciousness and result in illogical decisions being made about animals in captivity.

Back in December 2011, Rouster columnist, Gordon Bysshe wrote about how the prejudice against animal circuses was just the beginning:  A Slippery Slope Down the Big Top? (click here)

Here, John Dineley explains how the gradual phasing out of elephants from zoos resembles the same thing that happened with dolphins. Both instances have very little to do with conservation or welfare and everything to do with the pressure being exerted by the politics and pseudo-philosophy of the animal rights movement:  ZOOS AND THE TROJAN DOLPHIN? (click here)

Astley's Legacy was formed to counter the misinformation and propaganda spread by animal rights activists. As well as fighting the corner for circus animals and their trainers, we are here to promote and celebrate the cultural heritage of circus in general, and especially in the country of its birth - Great Britain. For more information please see our Facebook group

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