On 3 March 2021, Eurogroup for Animals celebrated World Wildlife Day with the launch of the “EU Stop Circus Suffering” campaign, calling for an EU Ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
Eurogroup for Animals commissioned an opinion poll across Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Spain. The results were clear:
- The use of wild animals in circuses is cruel and wild animals should not be used for public entertainment – 68% agree
- Circuses that still use wild animals must reinvent themselves by developing high quality shows with human performers – 69% agree
- The European Union should guarantee that cruel uses of animals are not allowed – 83% agree
UP devised a name, ident, key messaging and social content to raise awareness of an issue that needs to be confined to the dark ages.
By October 2021, the petition had been signed by over 1 million people, and counting.
Add your name to the petition on the Stop Circus Suffering website
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