Clive calls for end to use of animals in circuses

Clive Efford is backing Animal Defence International’s campaign to end the use of animals in circuses.

A recent parliamentary poll conducted by ADI found that 63% of MPs would like to see a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses and only 14% disagreed. Government’s own public consultation in March 2010 also found that 94.5% of respondents backed a ban on wild animal acts.

Clive has signed Early Day Motion (EDM) 403 which urges the government to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Clive signed the EDM because he believes “Making animals live in cramped conditions and perform degrading tricks is disgraceful.”

As a councillor on Greenwich Council Clive Efford organised a complete ban on any circus which used animals on Greenwich Council Property, he would like to see this ban made national to cover all land owned by national or local government.

To find out more about the campaign to stop the use of animals in circuses click here

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