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November 1, 2012
The animal rights coalition has
called on political parties to include the ban of animal circuses as part of
their electoral manifesto.
"When public opinion both in Malta and
overseas is turning against animal circuses and other exploitation of
animals, Malta should be more proactive in this regard and circuses
featuring animal acts should no longer be issued with permits to visit
Malta. Instead, more emphasis should be given to promote and bring to Malta
non animal circuses as a means of cruelty free entertainment," the NGO said.
More than 2,500 people have signed a petition set up just six days ago
calling for a ban on animal circuses. Animal rights activists are again disappointed that there will be performances by two animal
circuses as early as 8 November, throughout December and probably even
at the beginning of January.
The petition, which was set up by
Fleur Marie Cilia Buckett, president of voluntary group World Events
to End Animal Cruelty (WEEAC) Malta, is one of a number of other
initiatives calling for a ban on animal circuses. These include
another petition that was set up by the Circus Animal Rights Coalition
-- made up of about 20 NGOs - a few years back.
Over the years,
various NGOs have also organised a number of educational activities to
raise awareness on the matter, as well as demonstrations to express
their disapproval of animal circuses and to explain that circus
animals are subjected to unnecessary cruelty.