Demo’s are set to take place in Cuffley this weekend, over the use of animals in circuses…
The Great British Circus has set up it’s bigtop on Northaw Road.
But, campaigners say making any animal to perform for human entertainment is “unethical and cannot be justified.”
Campaigns Officer for the “Captive Animals Protection Society,” Fiona Peacock, doesn’t think the majority of people want to see animals perform anymore: “There’s a small minority of people that still want to go.
There was a DEFRA consultation last year which showed 94.5% of those responded supported a ban.”
The Great British Circus have told JACK fm they adhere to strict animal welfare rules and ensure the animals’ diet is wholesome, varied and nutritious.
Martin Lacey, owner of the show, said: “We set ourselves a very high standard in all aspects of the show.
We have consistently won awards for the level of our performance, our facilities and most of all, for the care and welfare of our wonderful animals. We want to go on getting better and better.
Our facilities for both staff and visitors are second to none and we have been commended by Health and Safety officers up and down the country.
As for the welfare of our animals, the whole point of me surrounding myself with tigers, camels, zebras, llamas, horses and so on is because I am an animal lover since childhood and always wanted to work as closely as possible with them.
They are my family and come first in everything. They have the best of everything – food, exercise space, comfortable and clean beds, personal 24-hour attention and a lot of love.”
Source – 106JackFM