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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Thursday, 26 February 2015

Lions Are For Life, Not Just For Fundraising

For those of you who follow these pages the animal-rights business Animal Defenders International (ADI) needs no introduction, British-based and set up by anti-vivisectionists including ADI's President and founder *Jan Creamer and her partner Tim Phillips. The business actively campaigns against the use of wild animals and amongst its targets are zoos, wildlife parks, animals in entertainment and film and, of course, animals in circuses.

Their most recent appeal has been for the sum of £200,000 recently highlighted in a news article in the U.K.'s Mirror newspaper.  The raised money is for the means to sustain and then transport a number of lions from Peru to an 'animal sanctuary' in the United States.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Call to Stop Bullying a Minority

You would think that the father of the mayor of London and the UK's best-selling tabloid would have more serious targets than a closely regulated and tiny family industry. We live in an age where the threat of extremist ideas is terrifyingly real. In fact, terrorist attacks, terrorist executions on our front door and the threat of losing our freedom either through fear of upsetting a militant minority or laws intended to protect us have come to determine the evils of our time. With more people moving towards nationalistic and downright racist political ideologies in response to economic pressures, you would think that responsible people in positions of influence - such as journalists and the media in general - would decide to take a good hard look at the issue of persecution. Yet both the writer Stanley Johnson and the "people's newspaper", The Sun, decided they would have a shot at another minority today. And who are they championing as they attack this minority? An animal rights group with a confirmed employment record of a convicted felon, who was prosecuted with possession of a firearm with intent to injure or kill.