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UK Proposes Ban on ALL Wild Animals in Circuses to Go Into Effect in 2015

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Update 01/16/2015: According to Animal Defenders International, the initial bill proposed by the UK government to ban the use of wild animals in the circus has not yet be put into action, nor does it appear that PM David Cameron has made progress to have the bill instated. Jim Fitzpatrick, member of Parliament, has proposed a second bill that is identical to Cameron’s initial ban to encourage action, however, this second bill has been blocked for the 9th time on January 16, 2015.

With the recent happy news of Los Angeles’ ban on bullhooks, animal advocates and lovers can now rejoice again as the UK announces its soon-to-be official ban on ALL wild animals in circuses, joining other European nations like Austria, Greece, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The ban is intended to be fully instituted starting in December 2015.

Prior to the all-country ban announcement, over 200 UK local authorities had placed bans on animal circuses with over two-thirds banning all performing animals, according to Animal Defenders International.

Leading animal protection nonprofits and associations such as the RSPCA, Born Free Foundation, the British Veterinary Association and the Captive Animals Protection Society worked together on the campaign to bring UK’s ban from dream to reality.

To ease circuses off from the use of animals, the RSPCA and Born Free Foundation have offered to help circus owners re-home their animals, reports the Daily Express.

An official date for the legislation still needs to be passed but the government is confident that it will. When it does, anyone who breaks the law after December 2015 will receive a heavy £5,000 ($8,000) fine, according to the BBC.

Earlier this year, there was some struggle in moving the ban forward as many felt a prohibition of all wild animals from circus went too far.

Some argued, including the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) select committee, that the ban should be limited to big cats and elephants only and that the government should still allow other species, like zebras and snakes, to be featured, as reported by the BBC.

Members of the British parliament decided that such an exception makes little sense as there is no basis for protecting just a select group of animals. And they’re right — no wild animal belongs in a circus — they belong in the wild.

From LA’s announcement to the UK’s, today is certainly a grand day for circus animals and the animal protection movement!

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Elizabeth
1 Years Ago





Stand With Traditional Animal Circus
It\'s time to clear something up & I hope this particular post gets shared around the world, because it is going to be the most brutally honest post you\'ll ever read regarding this particular subject.
The item on the right of this graphic is called an "ankus". It is used to coax elephants retained in free contact domestic environments in directions desired by the elephants mahout or handler.
It is NOT called a " bullhook" (this would imply it is only used on male elephants and not the female of the species).
For centuries this instrument has been traditionally called an "ankus", especially in India and other Asian countries where elephants are retained in domestic environments.
However, since the latter half of the 20th century, the instrument has been labelled a "bullhook" in western society by animal rights and animal welfare organizations, as well as the media who neither really support anti or pro captive elephant environments (rather the media just uses words and terminology which deliver more impact catering for the whims of the greater percentage of their readers or viewers who are foolish enough to buy into their broadcasts and publications).
The ankus consists of a metal, wooden or fiberglass handle with a stainless steel tip at one end which comprises a point and a hook.
The point of this tip measures no more than .5 of an inch to an inch, with the hook bearing the same measurement.
This instrument is all any experienced and professional elephant handler or mahout relies on and needs to skillfully control and manouvere any elephant, whether that elephant is of juvenile or fully mature age, male or female.
It is also the only instrument an experienced or professional elephant handler or mahout has to protect himself or herself, or members of the public, from an elephant which may be posing a very serious threat to its environment or to life.
However, it must not be ignored that the ankus can also be used unprofessionally in the hands of those who do not have the right temperament to be working with elephants in domestic environments.
Members of staff who are found to be misusing their ankus on any elephant are soon relieved of duty by their employers who will not tolerate any unsatisfactory behavior towards their animals.
These disgruntled ex-employees will then commonly join or sign up with animal rights or animal welfare groups and organizations, especially on the promise of financial renumeration, creating lies and defamatory remarks about their previous places of employment, in order to exact some kind of revenge on their previous employers for having lost their jobs, usually as grooms rather than handlers, mahouts or trainers.
Any experienced or professional handler or mahout will know that the least amount of pressure from this instrument is all that is needed to coax an elephant in any direction desired by the handler or mahout. In fact, the instrument can be balanced on the fingertips of one hand and used just by applying the pressure from those fingertips in any direction.
The image on the left of the graphic indicates the areas of an elephants body where serious injury can be caused to an elephant by an ankus in the wrong hands. Experienced and professional elephant handlers and mahouts know these areas and avoid them at all cost.
Saying that, inexperienced and non professional elephant handlers and mahouts have been known to exploit these areas of the elephants anatomy. We know this because we see still and video imagery of such behavior, which is what animal rights and animal welfare groups and organizations base their campaigns on regarding the abolition of the ankus in domestic environments.
However, not one frame of still or video imagery exists which has been obtained in captive or domestic environments depicting misuse of the ankus towards elephants, which is not decades old.
Animal rights and welfare groups and organizations know this which is why they use dated still and video imagery to support their "awareness raising" (which should be more accurately described as "fund raising") schemes, in their campaign manifestos.
When we start to refer to this instrument by its proper name and the public are truthfully educated as to how it is professionally used, then perhaps the public will be swayed to realize just how important this particular piece of apparatus is with regards to captive elephant handling and management.
More importantly, the governing bodies of various countries and States also need to be educated about this instrument, before they are pressured by lobbying and misinforming animal rights and animal welfare groups and organizations who know painfully little, if anything at all, about what an ankus actually is and how it is used, before those governing bodies implement bans or restrictions on the use of the ankus with regards to captive elephant handling and management.


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VeganAngst
1 Years Ago

It doesn\'t look like it is going to happen after all!
Update: 27th October 2014

On Friday of last week, another objection was raised to block Jim Fitzpatrick’s Bill to ban wild animals in circuses. This time, despite the circus industry confirming that Andrew Rosindell would be raising his objection again (see below), it was another MP, Philip Davies, who stymied the Bill.

It seems that Jim’s Bill has now reached an impasse as it is likely that it will be blocked by one or other of the opposing MPs at any future attempts. As such, it seems the best approach is to turn our attention back to Government – which still has the power to introduce its own bill, in line with repeated promises. You can email David Cameron and Nick Clegg by using the form at the bottom of this article.


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Sherebanu Kajee
15 Dec 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/05/law-to-ban-wild-animals-in-uk-circuses-being-blocked-by-three-tory-mps

Carol Chang
2 Years Ago

I am elated to hear about the circus animals all animals in a circus should be let go I AM SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS CIRCUS ANIMALS AND PUPPY MILLS HAVE BEEN MY PASSION TO ELIMATE GOOD GOOD WORK TO ALL


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Kevin Webster
07 Dec 2014

You think they will be let go? No they won\'t. They will all be euthanized. What a great "victory" indeed. All you supposed "animal rights" whack jobs need to learn to think of the consequences of your actions. Now instead of performing animals they all will be dead animals. The better thing would be to allow the existing animals to continue on but not allow a circus to breed or acquire more animals. Eventually, through attrition, they will go out of business.

Michelle G
11 Dec 2014

They should be ordered to be taken to a sanctuary to live the rest of their lives in a decent environment, unhindered and protected

Natan Rai
2 Years Ago

Great achievement of equality. I hope it does comes to implimentation.


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