Animal Defenders International: ‘circus owner’s sentence “derisory”‘

Posted on November 23, 2012


Today (23rd November), a brief item was posted on the ITV News web-site titled ‘Animal rights group: circus owner’s sentence “derisory”‘.

‘… “Despite the considerable suffering caused to Anne the elephant, the sentencing meted out to Mr Roberts is derisory and provides no faith that the Animal Welfare Act can protect animals in circuses.”

“Inspection after inspection fails to identify this abuse. In addition, so many industry witnesses admitted this is acceptable practice; indeed the defence claimed Anne should not be chained all day but for a staggering 13.5 hours a day, more than four times as much as is permitted in zoos. These practices will not stop until the use of wild animals in circuses is prohibited by law.”

– Animal Defenders International Chief Executive, Jan Creamer  …’

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