Call on your local MP to support new bill to ban wild animals in circuses
Disappointingly, the Private Member's Bill to ban the use of wild animals in UK circuses, presented by Conservative MP Will Quince, was blocked at its second reading stage today.
Similar Bills have been blocked at this stage on numerous occasions in the past. There will be another attempt at a second reading of the Private Member's bill this Friday11th March.
We urge all our supporters to continue writing to your local MPs in support of this Bill: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
Update - 11-02-2016
Thanks to all of our supporters that contacted their MPs to back the latest Bill to ban Wild Animals in Circuses in England, which was presented at Parliament by Conservative MP Will Quince.
The Bill will now go to its second reading stage, which will take place on 4th March 2016. At this stage, MPs will be able to block the Bill, which has been done several times in the past by a small handful of MPs when similar Bills have been presented.
Please continue to write to your local MPs urging them to back this bill ahead of its second reading: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
This Wednesday 10th February will see the latest attempt to ban the cruel and outdated use of wild animals in circuses in England, when a new Bill to ban the practice will be presented in Parliament by Conservative MP for Colchester, Will Quince.
A growing number of countries around the world have already banned the use of wild animals in circuses, but despite a Bill originally being drafted several years ago, the UK has yet to implement a ban.
Attempts to bring the law into effect have been blocked by a small number of backbench MPs on numerous occasions in the past, despite assuances from Prime Minister David Cameron that the law would be introduced.
FOUR PAWS UK was one of a number of organisations who co-signed an open letter to the Prime Minister in support of a ban, which was also co-signed by ADI, Animal Aid, British Veterinary Association, RSPCA, CAPS, One Kind, PETA, and World Animal Protection.
Now, we’re calling on all our supporters in England to help us make sure the Bill gets through this time, and that we can consign this unnecessary practice to the history books!
To help, please write to your MP NOW and urge them to support the latest Bill.
You can find out who your local MP is and how to contact them here: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/
Thank you for your support.