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Circus Animal Rights Coalition: protest and petition against circus

November 30, 2010

  • Facebook Event Anti-Animal Circus Walk : Wednesday, December 8 · 5:00pm – 7:00pm  |  Meeting up at City Gate, Valletta, at 5pm. Will then proceed to Circus area in Floriana.

From GOZO News

A large number of NGOs and animal rights organizations have joined forces through a Circus Animal Rights Coalition, to express their deep disappointment and concern that JS Productions intends to bring over ‘Circo Fantasy’ to Malta & Gozo to perform during the coming festive season. The coalition is highly dismayed by the fact that notwithstanding the public’s opposition to the exploitation of animals in circuses, this same company persists year over year to make profit from this form of animal cruelty.

The Circus Animal Rights Coalition would like to raise awareness of the fact that behind the glitz of the circus lies a cruel world of untold animal suffering. Animals used in circuses are unwilling participants in a show that jeopardizes their health and psychological well-being. Circuses force animals often through painful and punitive methods to perform tricks that are contradictory to their innate instincts and behavior, which factor results in substantial injuries during performance and training.


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Furthermore, animals in circuses have to sustain long distance traveling to arrive to the performance destination, during which they are often kept in unsuitable and precarious conditions. The climate of the locality area may furthermore be unsuitable for their natural temperament in such a way that they sustain undue suffering. These factors continue to exacerbate the already stressful conditions caused by confinement and transportation.

Even if conditions were improved and humane methods of training were used, the fact is that keeping wild animals in captivity deprives animals of much of what they value in life. The animals have to live in an environment drastically different from their natural habitat, and their spirits are broken from harsh training and from not being able to fulfill some of their most basic needs and instincts.

In view of the above mentioned reasons, we are asking the relevant authorities to refrain from allowing this circus from performing in Malta, particularly in view of the fact that in 2006 ‘Circo Fantasy’ has been found guilty by the Italian authorities of not conforming with minimum animal welfare regulations.

Please remember to sign the petition HERE

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how would you feel ripped
from your natural habitat
thrown into a world of steel
cold and flat
two legged creatures laughing
and talking
some through a megaphone
tinny and squawking
pacing and panting
no way to get out
noone would listen
even if you could shout

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

8 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    November 30, 2010 5:18 pm

    how would you feel ripped
    from your natural habitat
    thrown into a world of steel
    cold and flat
    two legged creatures laughing
    and talking
    some through a megaphone
    tinny and squawking
    pacing and panting
    no way to get out
    noone would listen
    even if you could shout


  2. coutrix permalink
    December 1, 2010 12:19 am

    je ne tolererai jamais que l’ont batte violemment des animaux quel qu’ils soient !
    qd je vois ces putains de dresseurs frapper tres forts ces elephants ,je serais sur place je pourrais pas me contenir et leurs ferais deguster au mm titre !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  3. Sheila Jeitler permalink
    December 1, 2010 1:26 am

    Animals do not belong in the circus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. LoVegan permalink
    December 4, 2010 8:56 am

    Thank you Stacey, I feel guilty for the extrawork and I’m grateful for you help xoxo


  5. Heiko permalink
    October 16, 2012 10:22 am

    ich war als Kind nie fan und bin auch jetzt in etwas älteren wesen kein fan vom circus…… das hat mit liebe nichts zu tun wenn man tiere so vorführt……. und das für geld um sich zu bereichern……. schluss mit zirkus…


  6. November 25, 2012 9:36 pm

    aloha all your marvelous ARA friends 🙂 no matter what language it is spoken in …it all means the same thing….we need to put an end to Animal Abuse Now…..and one of the ways of doing this is of course by signing as many petitions in a week as possible…another great my view is to check out … if you are not already a member… they rock! The Help Protect Animals all around our marvelous Mother Earth ❤
    Join them today… they have alot of nice free gifts as well ❤ I have been a member with them since 1991. I have received beautiful lg full color calenders ea year chock full of omg precious exotic animal photos! I also recently recieved 2 sets of one lg reusable plastic bag with head /shoulder of a Tiger w matching aluminum water bottle for just $25 usd n the funds are going to WWL so its a nice way to give n get something with their name on it to share with others about 🙂 ❤ I simple love them…see them for yourself u will see..they rock! ❤


  7. November 25, 2012 9:39 pm

    ARA if you have a cause/petition of 1k sig or more u need signed… proud pet parents etc..feel free to pin them on my fb/ boards same id ❤


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