Tell the Welsh Government what you think about the use of wild animals in Welsh circuses
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An animal rights charity are urging people to sign a letter they've written urging the Welsh Government to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.
Born Free Foundation has written the letter in response to the government proposing such a ban, and those who sign it are also welcome to add their own comments.
"The very nature of circus life means it can never cater to the complex needs of wild animals," explains the charity. "The animals travel repeatedly in cramped trailers with access only to the most barren and restrictive temporary housing. They are trained to perform unnatural and demeaning, and sometimes dangerous tricks. Behind the scenes investigations have revealed cruel and callous treatment."
Scotland has already banned the use of wild animals in circuses, while England says it will do so by 2020.
Here's how you can help...
- Add your name and email address to Born Free Foundation's letter.
- Respond to the Welsh Government's consultation.
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