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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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Born Free Foundation's Lack of Perspective

On 23rd June 2013 “The Sunday Mirror” reported that in the past 20 years wild African elephants have gone from a population 1.3million to less than 400,000.

This population decrease is mainly put down to poaching. The report portrayed the story of the Born Free Foundation’s rangers who put their lives on the line to protect these animals. What the report doesn’t mention is the fact that over those same 20 years the “Born Free Foundation” has received more than £20,000,000 in donations.

Many will remember the story of Anne the elephant. There was the court case and the alarming details brought up about the animal rights group, (and BFF “friends”[i]) Animal Defenders International.

With the media heavily involved, Anne the elephant ended up living in Longleat Safari Park, which satisfied the press that sponsored the move and appeased all but the most radical of animal rightists. However, few realize that there had been previous campaigns against the Roberts ownership of Anne.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Radio Leeds phone-in regarding the proposed Wild Animal ban.

Wes Butters discusses the review of the muted 2015 circus wild animal ban to permit the use of zebras and such like animals. Featuring comments from government spokesperson Anne McIntosh and for the circus community an interview with Chris Barltrop.

The The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee review can be found here: