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, 29 November 2013

Circus 1 SPCA 0 in East London, South Africa

According to the animal rights movement, the general public want to see an end to animal circuses. They cite various countries who have declared a ban on wild animals in circus as a foil for any scientific argument put forward. The science may - and it does - say that there is no logical reason to ban wild animals in circus any more than it is to ban them in zoos, safari parks or sanctuaries, but the animal rights movement have shown that through recruiting backbench MPs and harassing any authority they can stop animal circuses. By doing this they believe it represents the feelings of the general public.
However, as the above report demonstrates, the general public can sometimes show

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

A Cautionary Circus Tale


Meat Management Magazine - A Cautionary Circus Tale
"The problem is that virtually nobody knows or cares about circuses in this country, so the general public assumes that any animal in a circus is being mistreated and its welfare is being compromised. People believe this because animal rights campaigners have been telling them this for true. The Government itself has admitted that in deciding whether to support the call for a evidence that the welfare of animals is compromised by being in circuses. In fact they had a great deal of evidence from vets and people who have worked with circus animals that in the main they are extremely well treated. The Government’s determination to go ahead with a ban was not because of animal welfare at all, but because of the fact that they believed public opinion was against animals in circuses..."

Blackfish's Mission Creep

 The BBC agree to promote and show a partisan animal rights documentary with no desire to show any opposing views. Cult film, 'Blackfish', has sneaked past many scientists and people in the animal industry's cognitive blind spots with its thinly veiled animal rights agenda. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you the thin end of the wedge. This is "soft" animal rights and once it is in the public consciousness just about everyone in the animal industry - from pet-owners to riding stables to zoos to scientific researchers to animal welfare sanctuaries will suffer... Do something now! 

And The Moonbeams Kissed The Sea: Blackfish's Mission Creep: Are some zookeepers tur...: PeTA's specially created Facebook page to promote the BBC's showing of 'Blackfish' The publicity and spin from the film ...


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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/223570581049199 Or follow us on Twitter: @RousterAstley

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Hitler Award



Recently Feder Fauna, an Italian trade union working commercially with animals, has named a new prize "The Hitler Prize". Massimiliano Filippi, general secretary of Feder Fauna, said: “The Hitler Prize represents a condemnation of those who trample on human rights in the name of the ideology of ‘animal rights!’ I find that asking to stop experiments on rats and proposing instead experiments be done on prisoners has a close affinity to Nazism.”

The prize's name has met immediate opposition by some members of the Jewish community (and unsurprisingly Italy's Green Party). Non-orthodox Jewish rabbi, Barbara Aellio condemned it, believing it demeans the holocaust and saw it as an example of the "creeping Nazism". Rouster can see the good rabbi's point, but wonders if she feels the same way about the continuing animal rights campaign that tastelessly displays comparisons between the atrocities of the holocaust and the farming of chickens. I wonder if she has seen the campaigns waged against the practice of Kosher slaughtering that animal rightists use, despite many rabbis claiming with apparent scientific evidence that their methods are amongst the most humane methods of killing in practice today. The 4th May edition of "Beyond Belief" saw Ernie Rea field a debate between a defender of the Jewish method for slaughtering animals, a member of the RSPCA and a Vishnu Hindu priest. The latter two guests pretty much presented an animal rights argument.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

'Animal Apartheid'. Reindeer. What next?


 Thus, ADI can now comfortably slide into other areas of protest against 'animal use' for both leisure and sporting events having 'slaughtered' their cash-cow of wild animals in circuses in the UK.
Rouster has for many years made the point regarding the agenda of the animal-rights community and its ultimate goal to eradicate any form of interaction between animals and humans, a term that Dr Martha Kiley-Worthington called 'animal apartheid'.

In a recent post, Rouster showed the next stage in their mission is creeping from animal-circuses to zoos; then all animals in entertainment; and finally pets. While the Captive Animal Protection Society (CAPS)
continues with its campaign  to intimidate retailers and Christmas event providers into banning the display of live reindeer.