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The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

I am campaigning about animal cruelty in circuses and to raise awareness about how the animals are treated behind closed doors.

We all love entertainment and circuses but using animals for entertainment needs to stop! I’m telling you that animals in circuses are treated inhumanly and used as items rather than animals. It is important and we need to stop the use of animals for entertainment in circuses because these animals deserve to be free in their chosen habitat rather than in cages and boxes and consistently being manhandled to perform acts for entertainment. I want to change the law to be so that animals used for paid entertainment is banned nationwide.
Animals are treated cruelly at the circus. The more people that attend the circuses the more animals are harmed because Trainers strive for bigger and better performances to attract people. Animal cruelty is in circuses where Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bull hooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform. Change to the law is needed to stop animals from being used for entertainment. Keeping animals in small cages and chained to steel poles needs to stop and the animals need to be freed. The way the animals are treated sends a negative message to children watching the circus. Watching this the children will assume that the way the animals are treated at the circus isn’t wrong or is “normal.”
As a result of being locked up in captivity there has been a number of incidents where animals attack trainers and bolt from the circuses. There has been more than 35 dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run amok through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers. Also since 1990, there have been more than 123 documented attacks on humans by captive large cats. Frustrating the animals encourages them to attack people. If you ban the use of animals in circuses none of these incidents will happen and people will be able to go to shows in Australia without a worry about attacks.
I strongly encourage you to take action against animals in circuses. The animals deserve better lives and deserve to be free in their chosen environment. As the Minister of Agriculture you are who we look to as a role model who can save our animals from being abused. We need you to take action now and put a ban on animal being used in circuses nationwide to ensure the safety of our countries animals and the public.

Signed,

Samue Stevenson

This petition closed almost 2 years ago

How this will help

We need to request animal circuses to be banned because
of the affects circuses are having on our animals. If no animal is used or abused in any of our circuses, our animals be safe and so will...

We need to request animal circuses to be banned because
of the affects circuses are having on our animals. If no animal is used or abused in any of our circuses, our animals be safe and so will families.

The Minister of Agriculture is our best chance of getting animal circuses banned for good. We need to make it clear to the MP that our countries animals deserve better lives than the lives they have in the circus.

If we write our names on the petition it will open the Minister's eyes and remind him that our society actually cares about the life and wellbeing of our animals.

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