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These celebrities are lending their voices.

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Anjelica Huston

Anjelica Huston

Ricky Gervais

Ricky Gervais

Jane Fallon

Jane Fallon

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone

Brian Blessed

Brian Blessed

Kristin Bauer

Kristin Bauer

Raquel Cassidy

Raquel Cassidy

Peter Egan

Peter Egan

Julian Fellowes

Julian Fellowes

Joanne Froggatt

Joanne Froggatt

Allen Leech & Rob James-Collier

Allen Leech & Rob James-Collier

Phyllis Logan

Phyllis Logan

Virginia McKenna, OBE

Virginia McKenna, OBE

Sophie McShera

Sophie McShera

Karen Mok

Karen Mok

Lesley Nicol

Lesley Nicol

Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum

Michaela Strachan

Michaela Strachan

Peter Northcote

Peter Northcote

Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston

Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska

Meg Matthews

Meg Matthews

Paul O'Grady

Paul O'Grady

Dame Judi Dench, DBE and David Mills

Dame Judi Dench, DBE and David Mills

Simon Bryant

Simon Bryant

Jenny Seagrove

Jenny Seagrove

Sarah Blackwood

Sarah Blackwood

Douglas Reith

Douglas Reith

Michael Vartan

Michael Vartan

Take the pledge below to help end animal performance cruelty

No animal ever chose to be in a circus. No animal willingly agreed to entertain crowds. No animal would choose to swap their natural habitat for a life of abuse, neglect and cruelty.
Unlike performing animals you have a choice. Choose to help. Pledge never to watch an animal performance. Tell everyone you know to do the same.

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No Voice, No Choice

Animals Asia is campaigning to end wild animal performances and improve the health and welfare of the animals held captive in the name of entertainment. Our Zoos and Safari Parks team is working on the ground in China and Vietnam to stop these cruel shows and bring about a total ban on the practice.

But animal performances still take place across the world. The only way to end them is to end the demand. If nobody is watching, they won't happen.

The Issue

Tens of thousands of terrified wild animals are being forced to entertain crowds with unnatural tricks and feats in circuses, zoos and safari parks all over the world. Behind the scenes, they are abused, neglected and malnourished.

The techniques used to force animals to perform are cruel and abusive. Most receive little or no vet care and when not performing, they live in barren cages or cells.

Circuses have no respect for the behavioural, ecological and conservational needs of these animals. Worse still these performances are often aimed at children. Animal cruelty is a terrible lesson for any child.

The Hidden Horror

Behind the clapping, colour and spectacle, a darker world exists for animals forced to perform.

Many are stolen from families in the wild before being trafficked around the world. Naturally social animals are often kept in solitary confinement and conditions are deplorable. No attempt is made to ease their crushing boredom and despair – no toys, no branches or leaves, no change in diet, nothing to climb – just concrete walls and bars.

Training methods are often intensive and cruel, involving intimidation and physical abuse. Even during performances animals can be jabbed with metal spikes to keep them in line, while the tricks themselves are painful and cause long term physical damage. Trainers will do whatever they can to break the animals’ spirit and dignity. Lions and tigers have their teeth ripped out and are declawed to render them harmless.

Your pledge will help our campaign to bring about an end to the cruel use of wild animals in performances.

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A Message From Animals Asia

"It's hard to imagine that seeing an animal in a circus could ever bring the same amount of joy as seeing an animal behaving naturally in the wild. Why take animals from their natural environment and put them in an alien environment? Why torture them until their spirits are broken and they succumb to performing tricks? I believe we all instinctively know that animal performances are wrong. It’s an inner voice that we must listen to and act upon. We must speak up for animals. We must never accept animal performances."

Jill Robinson,  Founder & CEO, Animals  Asia

 

"While animal performances continue to happen anywhere in the world we are failing animals. Giant strides are being made but we need to see this end country after country. End it where you live and support those working to end it where they are. Together we can eradicate this absolutely and end animal suffering for entertainment."

Dave Neale, Animal Welfare Director, Animals Asia

Elephant, bear, and lions in training photos by Jeffrey Lau for Animals Asia

"The Performance" produced by  Environment Films

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