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Petition against the Great British Circus! April 19, 2006 10:46 AM

Please if you agree with my sentiments sign this petition against the Great British Circus. I can see the Circus top from my bedroom window, that is how close these animals are to me at this moment. Year after year these people come here and con the public into believing that they look after those animals that they force to perform everyday. I and others know better. The local paper has run articles about them but people still go and encourage the conditions that these poor big cats, elephants, camels and others have to endure on a daily basis. I want to stop this happening here again next year and the year after that. Please support me and please help these animals! Iain..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 19, 2006 12:47 PM

The link is lol! Iain..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 19, 2006 2:30 PM

Thank you, Iain! 

I've signed -- now that you've provided the link to the petition!     

I'll be glad to pass this on and post it in other groups.   

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 April 20, 2006 1:16 AM

thanks betty! Iain.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 20, 2006 7:02 AM

ditto - same goes for me - and good to see you online again Iain!  [ send green star]
 April 20, 2006 7:36 AM

Good stuff Iain. I believe I am number 8.  [ send green star]
 April 20, 2006 12:45 PM

Signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 20, 2006 3:25 PM

thanks to those of you that have signed, i appreciate it! When i went by the circus today the truck that the tigers live in was lifted up in the air at one end??? What the point of that was i do not know! Iain..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 20, 2006 3:34 PM

I just checked.  Getting close to 150 signatures.  I had posted the link to this petition in half a dozen other groups.  I'll go back this evening and bump it back up to the top! 

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 April 21, 2006 1:01 AM

To give you a feel for the sort of people that are associated with this circus, this is a message printed on the bottom of the posters that advertise the location of the circus itself.

"sickness and poverty to anyone who removes this poster"

what lovely people they are!


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 April 22, 2006 4:00 PM

I have been very pleased,and surprised at the support so far. I had hoped that people felt this strongly and obviously many do. If you need a reason to sign just imagine yourself caged for 22 hours a day but you will be taken out twice just to perform for people who do not want you to be free.They feel that you have no worth, your needs are not important. I am an important human being and you are just a worthless animal. Well there are many worthy human beings who do value your life, they do want you to get your spirit back and they will not support the exploitation of animals! Iain..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 22, 2006 10:31 PM

Nearing the halfway point... almost 500 signatures.  [ send green star]
 April 23, 2006 1:19 AM

I know where the next two calls are on the circus route around this country , i am aiming to show this petition to the local press before they get there. We could well stop some people going, if we can gradually reduce their audiences then who know's?


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 April 23, 2006 11:12 AM

That is how these things occur. It is much more effective (in more cases than not) to target the market for such things. People believe they cannot change the world, but they certainly can.  [ send green star]
 April 28, 2006 9:57 AM

Over 700+ have now signed against the Great British Circus. Has I do more research I found more and more distateful things about their methods.If you haven't signed the petition please do, the longer the Big Cats are there, the longer they suffer! Iain..  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
I agree ! April 30, 2006 6:07 AM

  Its a tragedy how these animals are treated lets hope the petition makes people sit up and take notice of  what is happening !  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 May 12, 2006 7:54 AM

Tony has received 70 new, 548 total stars from Care2 membersTony has been awarded 144 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Tony M.
 12:17 AM
Circus protesters hit by egg attack 

11 May 2006   

ANIMAL rights activists were pelted with eggs from a passing vehicle during a protest in Barkingside on Sunday.

Placard-waving protesters from Essex Animal Freedom had gathered by the Great British Circus in Forest Road to campaign against the use of wild animals in the shows, run by Martin Lacey.

One protester received a cut hand, as eggs were thrown from a vehicle passing the entrance on the final day of the circus.

An Essex Animal Freedom spokesman said: "Fortunately, the majority of passing motorists show their support of our protest, by sounding their horns and giving us the thumbs up."

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 May 12, 2006 8:10 AM

Thank you Betty, you are a star!

You cannot currently send a star to Betty because you have done so within the last week.


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 May 13, 2006 1:55 PM

A mere 100 names left until we reach our goal... Keep at it...  [ send green star]
 May 13, 2006 2:25 PM

I hope to see those 100 signatures (and more!) added by the time I get back.  I'll be absent for a few days.  Leaving early in the morning to go to Illinois.  I'll be back and checking in next Wednesday. 

Please sign if you haven't already done so.  And, continue spreading the word to other groups, friends and family! 

The link is:

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Petition update September 12, 2006 9:52 AM

I just thought that I would give you a petition update. So far we have got 1381 signatures which I am extremely pleased about. The original target was 1000 but I was greedy when I could see that was possible so I put it up to 1500! Hopefully we will get that by Christmas.

The petition is being presented to local newspapers, media, tv before each Circus visit. They are pretty much on permanent tour throughout the year so I like to pre-warn people as to what they are about. Some newspaper editors have refused to advertise the circus in their papers and there are always volunteers who will remove their posters lol. So do sign if you haven't already done so.

I know that some of you do not think that petitions have any value at all well I have recieved notification of two petitions that have had the desired effect in the last week alone. One thing is for sure, don't sign and it definitely won't work!


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 September 12, 2006 11:02 AM

Iain ~ I just bumped up the link to this petition (and added your update) in all of the groups where I had it posted.  Well, I should say, "in all of the groups where I can REMEMBER having posted it"! 


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 September 12, 2006 1:00 PM

Come on folks, lets get out there and reach this goal!  [ send green star]
 September 13, 2006 2:08 PM

Thanks Betty!

Thanks Kuba!!

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The circus without animals, well big cats anyway! October 11, 2006 9:30 AM

Since the petition was started against the Great British Circus I have had many helpful suggestions which have been taken on board. The landowner where the circus was held has been asked to consider other sources of revenue rather than inviting back the GBC. Another circus has been to the site since but I'm happy to tell you that the only animals used were horses and there were no complaints about their treatment by the Spanish Circus. So that is something, if you can get the revenue that they would lose by not having the circus replaced with something that does not involve any animal cruelty then I can live with that!


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Good on you lain, I am over the moon that you are nearly at your target figure and hope that you get this circus closed down for good.

I would like to add, that since you started your petition, my petition ( which was already up and running, regarding this circus) has been ignored, I am now not getting any signatures.

I wish you all the best with your petition but come on Care2 members surely the more petitions signed and sent the better.

Please take a look at my petition and sign it, it is easy enough to find, all you have to do is look up Elephants circus UK, it is not much to ask of Care2 members.

If my petition fails to get anymore signatures in the next couple of days I will remove it, it is a waste of time it just sitting there and it will certainly prove to me that some people carrry more weight in what they do and say on this site.

No offence to you lain, I hope at least your petition is a winner, anything to get these poor animals out of this horrible life they are made to lead.


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Petition against the Great British Circus April 02, 2009 1:03 PM

I signed, thanks so much.


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 April 02, 2009 1:44 PM

Also signed here.  There are so many no-animal circuses like Cirque du Soleil that are just as entertaining and without the cruelty.  Tigers and other animals need to remain wild--the sanctuaries are so overcrowded and all...

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New Info and Contact to Protest August 24, 2009 11:31 AM

Just found this link to contact the authorities responsible to stop this circus:

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