Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland
Animal Rights Action Network took our nationwide campaign ‘Stop Circus Suffering in Ireland’ to Cork city to expose circus goers to animal suffering in travelling Irish circuses. Our stop today was outside Duffy’s circus in Glanmire where our supporters staged a peaceful protest whilst distributing educational leaflets to passing members of the public and people going to see the circus.
Circuses by their very nature pull up on any available land and these animals are shifted from one area to the next and constantly kept in transporters. Tigers are caged up all day long and only get reprieve when they are training, elephants can often be chained-up for painfully long periods also - again these magnificent creatures are forced to endure the Irish hard soil, wet climate, something that is completely unnatural to them. These animals regardless of them been captive bred or taken from the wild are not volunteers, they have been deprived of their precious freedom for a lifetime of cheap tricks.