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Circuses Remove Last of the Big Cats From UK's Big Tops


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, big cats, circuses )

Cher
- 655 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Activists hail absence of lions and tigers from travelling shows for the first time as animal welfare victory



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Past Member (0)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:23 pm
Yes i support that no more animals being used in circuses Hooray ! Hooray!

noted thanks
 

Dee C. (210)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:46 pm
This is wonderful news to read..
Thank you so much sweetie for sharing..
Happily noted..
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1671)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 2:56 pm
Wow! This is HUGE! I predict the U.S. will be next!! Thnx Cher!! Woo-Hoo!! Doing a Happy Dance in my wheelchair!!
 

LMj Sick Sunshine (134)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 3:36 pm
Yes! Awesome news!! Thank you for sharing!!
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted with too much emotions!!!!! this is fantastic!!!!!! this is a real victory!!!!!!!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 4:36 pm
Noted...great news!
 

naomi cohen (38)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 5:26 pm
signed! gladly! thank you, cher.
 

Gabriele R. (29)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:47 pm
Great new,noted I hope one day it will be global
 

DaleLovesOttawa O. (192)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 8:59 pm
Wonderful, lions belong in the wild roaming free and strong.
 

Suzanne L. (154)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 9:19 pm
I would like to be happy about this but unfortunately for these big cats it may not be much of an improvement. They've been shipped to Ireland to other circuses. I'm glad England has done away with having big cats in circuses, I just wish the animals in question had gone to sanctuaries. It will take a lot more activism to eradicate the use of big cats and other wild animals like elephants from circuses.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:45 pm
It says a date hasn't been set yet.

What is this, just a change of sadistic controllers?

Yet, perhaps it is progress. The longest journey begins with one step, then another, then keep going til you get there,.

I give thanks that we are making progress.
 

Ana R (220)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:40 am
You cannot currently send a star to Zee because you have done so within the last week.
 

Katherine May Williams (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 12:53 am
I was glad to hear this news the other day. I just hope the remaining animals are going to better environments.. it would be terrible if it was a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.
 

caroline s. (79)
Monday February 11, 2013, 3:15 am
Great great great news.... but I wish the remaining animals are going to sanctuaries...
 

Joy Wong (76)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:15 am
Thanks for the good news. Not just the lions but all the animals, please. Others countries SHOULD follow.
 

Penny C. (80)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:17 am
Good news.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Monday February 11, 2013, 6:32 am
I agree with Suzanne L.
GBC's tigers went to Courtney Brothers Circus in Ireland, so apart from having different handlers and being in another country, not much will change for these big cats. They'll still be exploited and kept in cramped and uncomfortable conditions.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday February 11, 2013, 7:37 am
Terrific News!!!!
 

Sandi C. (237)
Monday February 11, 2013, 8:53 am
great news
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Monday February 11, 2013, 1:18 pm
FINALLY, A VICTORY FOR ANIMALS!!!! I hope this spreads...
 

Ruth M. (252)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:04 pm
There should be a ban worldwide no animal should suffer in these god awful places!!
 

Mike and Janis B. (7)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:31 pm
About bloody time, this is GOOD thing at last.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:36 pm
Thank you for this!
 

michelle t. (41)
Monday February 11, 2013, 2:54 pm
Ban all animals from circuses globally
 

Evelyn B. (79)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 11:15 pm
Noted Tks. Cher..
 
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