URGENT: Urge Your MP to Help the Wild-Animal Circus Ban Become Law
For years, the government has been promising to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England and Wales by 2015. But progress has stalled, and time is running out to deliver the new law during this Parliament.
These delays mean that wild animals are still suffering in circuses and could continue to be abused for years to come.
Wild animals used by circuses are constantly carted around from one performance to another in an environment in which their most basic welfare needs cannot be met. For more than 90 per cent of the time, they are locked up in "beast wagons" or barren temporary enclosures, and they even may be beaten and punished as part of inhumane training methods. This isn't "entertainment".
These animals need your help.
Jim Fitzpatrick MP has tabled a 10-minute bill in the House of Commons to debate and push through the ban on wild animals in circuses.
Please send a quick message to your MP letting him or her know about the bill and asking him or her to support it at the second reading on 17 October.
Fill in your name and address here, and on the next page, you'll see the template letter that will be sent to your MP.
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