(Article edited 14/08/2012)
Many people are finding this article via web searches. If you are one of those people we ask that you consider whether an animal circus is for you. Circus Mondao rely on beautiful wild animals in thier performances, how these animals are treated is not the argument we have. We, and many other people accross the country, believe that wild animals belong in the wild. They should not be used for entertainment. There are many far more talented circus groups in the UK that dont need animals to sell themselves. We hope you will boycott Circus Mondao and search out real circus entertainment elsewhere.
(Original article below)
The protest held this week in opposition to animal exploiters, Circus Mondao, appears to have ruffled a few feathers. Circus staff, currently performing at Hereford Racecourse, have desperately been trying to justify themselves on local social media.
Unfortunately their questionable ethics are there for everyone to see. Describing Zebras as ‘so called’ wild animals these people clearly miss the point. They claim that the animals are happy grazing on the racecourse! Anyone with an ounce of compassion would agree that these animals should be returned to the wild or housed in sanctuaries, not being used to make a few quid. It matters not how much Mondao claim to care about them, or how well they think they treat them. These animals do not belong on a racecourse in England. Besides, if these so called circus performers cant provide entertainment without wild animals then perhaps a career change is in order.
And people across the country agree. Demonstrations are regularly held where-ever Mondao ‘perform’.
This kind of ‘entertainment’ is a relic from the dark ages and amazingly the government agrees. After a campaign by animal charities Lord Taylor, minister for animal welfare, said he hopes to put legislation in place banning the use of wild animals in circuses. Unfortunately we will have to wait a couple of years for the ban so we may have to suffer Mondao again next year, but not forever.