Circus camels are still facing ‘life of misery’PACKED into a tiny enclosure with what appears to be barely enough room to move, these circus camels are doomed to a life of misery, say animal rights activists.
these circus camels are doomed to a life of misery, say animal rights activists.
By: James Fielding
Published: Sun, March 17, 2013
The two animals, which are penned in behind a metal fence in a tent, seem unable to graze or move around freely.
According to Animal Defenders International, which captured the images, the camels have little space to do anything until they are made to perform in front of hundreds of people.
The photographs, taken yesterday, once again raise questions over the welfare of animals in travelling circuses.
Although the Government is working towards a total ban, at present circuses that obtain a special wild animal licence can still use them in their shows.
The camels did not seem to have enough space to graze or move around freely
As well as the camels, two reindeer and two zebras as well as horses, a donkey and a dog, are performing at Circus Mondao, one of only two circuses in Britain to hold a licence.
Jan Creamer, chief executive officer of ADI, said: “The public is in support of a ban, parliament is overwhelmingly in favour of a ban, yet the Government refuses to take the simple and more economic option to prevent further suffering.
“These new licences do nothing to improve the lives of the animals.
“As our photographic evidence shows, there are still camels and other animals being locked in trailers and taken on the road and then left in cramped pens. Camels are large animals who need space to move around, to graze.”