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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, 2 December 2013
Hitting Back at the Hollywood Reporter
The International Animal Welfare Association has hit back at a scathing critique of the American Humane Association. Not to be confused with the radical and highest earning animal rights organization, the Humane Society of the United States, the AHA are a long established and respected body that protects the welfare of animals on film sets. As animal rights groups step up their radical agenda through such films as "Speciesism: The Movie" and "Blackfish", and bans on wild animals in circus, the movie industry would be the next to suffer from their persistent chipping...
In Nov. of 2013, The Hollywood Reporter (THR), a historical publication in the film and television industry, published an extremely lengthy and misguided article attacking animals trainers/owners, American Humane Assoc. and the film industry that works with them. We felt it was deserving of a front page response from our members!
Although our response may seem lengthy, please note that it is minimal compared to the 6+ pages of sensationalistic editorial and illustrations THR dedicated to what we consider to be an abuse of their media’s platform. Unfortunately, members of IAWA do not feel the $30K price to rebut the article in THR itself is worthy of the funding it would take from their responsibilities to their animals so we can only hope that our point of view will viewed by those concerned on this webpage.
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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
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