Paul McCartney has joined up with Animal Defenders International (ADI) to put an end to circus acts that use wild animals.
"I hate to see wild animals in circuses… It is heartbreaking to see these poor animals confined in small cages and carted around the country with little respect for their welfare and well-being.
I have made my feelings known previously on this subject and I believe an outright ban is long overdue."
We would have to agree.
The CEO of ADI said:
"We are very grateful to Sir Paul for supporting our campaign and helping to highlight the plight of wild animals currently languishing in UK circuses during this crucial time…
Let’s make Anne the elephant symbolic of a UK ban and ban the use of wild animals in circuses for good."
Anne is a circus elephant who was seen being abused by her owners on an undercover video, obtained by the ADI.
Apparently, in the UK, 3 in 4 people support the ban on circus animals.
This is the British equivalent of the American initiative, the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, led by the ADI, Bob Barker and Jorja Fox.
[Image via WENN.]
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