Παρασκευή, 7 Αυγούστου 2009

Λέμε Όχι

στα Τσίρκο με ζώα

Ναι στο Τσιρκο χωρίς Ζωα

Οι πολίτες και τα σωματεία ζητούν σφράγιση του τσίρκο Arbel Europeo

Εκπρόσωπος του Ποφυζω και Μέλος του Psychanimal με την υποστήριξη πολλών σωματείων (Καβάλας θεσσαλονίκης, Χίου, Κρήτης και αλλων) καθώς και πολιτών, πήγαν σήμερα στον Δήμαρχο Μαραθώνα αφού προηγουμένως είχαν πάει στην αστυνομία για να ζητήσουν να σφραγιστει το τσιρκο Arbell Europeo που χρησιμοποιεί ζώα και που δεν εχει την αδεια του δήμου για να λειτουργήσει.

Ο δήμος αυτός εχει αποφασίσει στο παρελθόν να μην δώσει άδεια σε τσίρκο με ζώα. Το τσιρκο έχει εγκατασταθεί σε ιδιωτικό χώρο και προσπαθεί να λειτουργήσει χώρίς άδεια. Εχει προβεί και σε διαφημιστική αφισσοκόλληση στην περιοχή.

Όλοι οι διαμαρτυρόμενοι πολίτες και τα σωματεία οπως και το Ποφυζω και το Psychanimal που κατέκλυσαν τον Δήμο με τηλέφωνα, φάξ και έμαιλ σήμερα, καλούν τον δήμαρχο σε συνεργασία με την αστυνομία να δράσει όπως και στην Καβάλα, δηλαδή να σφραγίσει το τσίρκο χωρίς άδεια και να μήν επιτρέψει να λειτουργήσει το τσίρκο, επιβάλλοντας την νόμιμη διοικητική και νομική ποινή όπως εκανε ο Δήμος Καβάλας.

Τα τσίρκο με ζώα εινα ενας βάναυσος αναχρονισμός που στηρίζεται στα μαρτύρια των ζώων.

πηγή:

http://www.psychanimal.com


πηγή :
http://www.himaira.gr/


Stop circus suffering

caged tigersGAWF believes that removing animals from their natural habitat by and forcing them to perform for our amusement is simply not acceptable. Circus animals are far from their natural environment, live in small barren cages with no environmental enrichment whatsoever and are taught humiliating unnatural behaviour. Elephants do not stand on stools in Africa or India and neither do tigers in the wild jump through hoops on fire. Furthermore, there is proof that methods used to train the animals are brutal. During the performance elephant trainers use goads disguised with tassels or a walking stick with a nail in the end forcing these majestic animals to perform these demeaning tricks. Other common training methods used include baiting, luring, withholding of food, or by direct physical force using whips, spikes, heat, muzzles, choke chains, or electric prods.

In recent years, many animal welfare groups have campaigned successfully against visiting circuses and circuses with performing animals are banned from performing in a number of municipalities.

GAWF, Animal Defenders International and a coalition of Greek groups are lobbying and campaigning for a nationwide ban of performing animals in circuses.

How you can help:

  • Don't go to the circus and pay money to see sad suffering animals.
  • Contact GAWF and volunteer to help with the anti circus campaign.
  • Organise a demonstration outside the circus. GAWF campaign leaflets are available free of charge, which can be handed out during the demonstration. Contact gawfgr@otenet.gr
  • Protest to your mayor and prefecture

For more information on the circus campaign visit our Stop Circus Suffering campaign website www.gawfcircuscampaign.org.uk


source : http://www.gawftesting.com/index.php?page=anti-circus


An animal rights group, Animal Defenders International completed a study of circuses, with their Field Officers obtaining jobs undercover in circuses in various countries in Europe. They obtained video evidence of elephants being beaten, clubbed, kicked, punched with every imaginary weapon – from spades, to brooms, to pitchforks, to buckets and a wheelbarrow. Chimpanzees were kicked and beaten. Tigers and lions were clubbed with iron bars and jabbed with spiked tent poles.

Even large and dangerous wild animals can be brought to a state of dependence upon their abuser by long-term conditioning. All of the animals that A.D.I. came across feared human beings. The tigers and lions experienced withdrawal of food for not performing well. All of the elephants observed by A.D.I. were controlled by elephant hooks.

It is likely too that the severely deprived environments in which the animals were often housed further crushes any defiance.

Frustrated, bored and barely able to move, circus animals steadily go out of their minds, developing often pronounced abnormal behaviours. There is a wide range of abnormal behaviour identified by animal keepers and behaviourists, ranging from ingrained, pointless repetitive movements and pacing, head bobbing and weaving, which are developing into more ingrained behaviours.

source: http://www.gawfcircuscampaign.org.uk/circus.html


Pierre Parisien, Artistic Director of Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco

"We don't agree with the way the animals [in circuses that use animal acts] are dressed to do their tricks. We prefer to give jobs to human beings. They are animals, not performers. They should be in the jungle. We do not agree with the way they are trained, and I'm not sure the place of an elephant or a tiger is to stand in a cage half of [his or her] life and perform all around the world. We will never have animals in our shows."
(OC Weekly)

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