Shameful scene in the UK Parliament yesterday as it became clear that the Government appears content to see the Wild Animals in Circuses Bill continue to be blocked by their MPs. Again, Chris Chope blocked Jim Fitzpatrick’s Private Members Bill. Between them, MPs Chris Chope and Andrew Rosindell have now blocked the Bill five times. This is a measure supported by 95% of the public and our last survey found 63% support in Parliament. Such continued opposition appears contemptuous. Observers might feel the Prime Minister’s words of support over the past few years look like a sham.
Pictured are Percy and Bob, rescued as cubs from a Bolivian circus, enjoying their new life. How can anyone oppose that? #CIRCUSBAN
LION ARK – see how it’s done….
Perhaps ministers and MPs need to come to the Prince Charles Leicester Square on 6 December to see how a government with real respect for public opinion dealt with this issue – LION ARK is playing for one night – the story of Bolivia’s ban on animal circuses, the investigations, the protests, the campaign for the law and how the Bolivian Government enforced the law by removing animals from illegal circuses. TICKETS http://bit.ly/1opCVX6