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UK to Ban Animal Circuses After Cruelty Exposed

Author: AshMCairo

“The truth, it seems, has the power to set the most inhumanely treated animals free from their abusers. Last week, troubling undercover footage of a circus elephant named Anne being bound and brutally beaten by her keepers sent shock waves through the UK, where such animals are paraded before an audience as ‘entertainment’. In response to the public outcry, the UK Environment Secretary, Caroline Spelman, has announced plans to ban the use of wild animals in circuses — returning some semblance of dignity to a host of exotic animals that currently share a billing with acrobats and clowns.”

Via TreeHugger

Vote on the article here: furryne.ws / Published News


2 responses

  1. ugh, people should be better. We really should do the same in the US

    April 6, 2011 at 1:16 am

  2. About time. Now if we can only get rid of Barnes and Bailey. I remember going to one of those shows and the acts are so pathetic and knowing how the animals are treated just makes it that much more of a pitiful display. Unless you’re circ du soleil get the hell out. I don’t understand though after years of exposing video on the net and mainstream news media why are people still so stupid to accept their excuses such as “That horse isn’t going insane from boredom he’s dancing!” and support their crap.

    April 6, 2011 at 7:02 am

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