|End Circus Cruelty... NOW!|
|This site is part of the campaign to stamp out animal circuses in the UK and beyond. We oppose all animal cruelty, but choose to focus on this issue. Our aim is to supply information on the cruelty involved in animal circuses as well as on individual circuses. In addition, we also hope to provide some of the resources necessary for running a successful campaign.
Please email us details of any circus protests you have planned, or reports of ones you have had. Also, any information you have about UK circuses would be appreciated.
The not-so-'Great' British Circus
The 'Great' British Circus is one of the last UK circuses to use 'exotic' animals. As Circus Harlequin, they featured heavily in Animal Defenders' damning report 'The Ugliest Show on Earth': incidents included a sick lioness being hidden from the RSPCA.
Their site advertises a 'lion cub experience': we do not believe this 'experience' is a great one for the cubs themselves. (click here...)
The circus is a regular visitor to:
Japanese Water Gardens
251 Toton Lane
Tel 0115 9397926
Fax 0115 9490541
and is enthusiastically hosted by
York Riding Stables
Please contact the management asking them to follow Brandon Speedway's lead and stop hosting animal circuses.
Circus tour dates
(last updated July 23 2004)
Sites which host animal circuses
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Related organisations and campaigns
Resources and information
Reports from demos
(past news stories)