Each year animals are subjected to cruelty under the guise of entertainment. They suffer whilst being forced to perform in circus acts operating in Scotland and throughout the UK.
The Scottish Parliament has voted to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Changes to law however won't include domesticated species, the type of animal now overwhelmingly exploited in 'performances'.
Static circuses also won't be covered.
This battle is far from won, the show will roll on without your help.
Over the years time and time again the cruelty and brutality present in this industry has been exposed.
Animals don't perform naturally. They're forced into submission and transported from city to city, from town to town, being exploited for money.
This needs to end.
WHAT CAN I DO?
Start by making your voice heard.
- Write to your MSPs. You can do this here.
- Ask your family, friends and contacts to get involved. Help us get more people on board to pressure for support for a ban.
- Support SfA's campaign. Get in touch for materials.
WHAT SHOULD I SAY?
Simply let your MSPs know that you support a ban on the use of all animals in circuses. Also tell them that you want them to commit to taking action to achieve this.
WHAT ABOUT FUNDING?
We desperately need funds to make this campaign effective. Please consider making an urgent donation.