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Friday, 16 June 2017

Scottish ban on wild animals in circuses. Banning Circuses, Banning Zoos.

The Scottish Parliament has continued to collate opinions about their proposed ban on wild animals in circuses.  On 13 June 2017, it was the opportunity of the animal-rights movement to present evidence.  For those who have followed this process they would be aware that Martin Burton of Zippos Circus suggested at a Parliamentary committee meeting, that the new legislation proposed by the Scottish Parliament could in fact mean the end of zoos.  This was reported widely in the media

 On various zoo forums in the social media many members of the zoo community said that this was in fact scaremongering.  Although not all members of the zoological community support this position.

See: The End of Circuses. The End of Zoos?

However, as those who follow this blog will know, the animal-rights industry has an agenda that moves far beyond the banning of animals in circuses and this is something that those involved in other animal industries (such as the zoological community) sometimes seem completely oblivious to. 

Above is link to a video from the Parliamentary committee session mentioned previously.  Of particular note are the following statements, time stamped in the video. 

If anyone is under any illusion that the people who oppose animals in circuses do not oppose the use of animals in other areas of public life - such as zoos and all other forms of animal display - the comments made here should be of great interest.

0:07:30 – The speaker says the Edinburgh Zoo Penguin Parade and Falconry displays should be banned too

0:16:50 – The speaker says an ethical ban would include the banning of all captive animals

0:18:25 – The speaker says wild animals should not be kept in captivity and that Zoos and outdoor wild animal displays would be banned next

0:19:30 – The speaker says mobile Zoos and all other forms of animals in travelling entertainment should be banned

0:24:15 – The questioner quotes Martin Burton re this bill spreading beyond circuses to Zoo and wild animal displays

0:35:10 – The speaker defines “Domesticated Species”

0:40:35 – The speaker says Domestic Animals should also be banned

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1 comment:

  1. Do these people really give a convincing argument to the banning of animals in travelling circuses.