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Protests at Duffy's Circus in GALWAY

category galway | animal rights | event notice author Thursday March 10, 2011 21:42author by Lorenna Hanssen - Vegan Galway

Simply because wild animals -and ANY ANIMAL - were not meant to be our entertainment.

Animals in circuses live a life of restriction, cages, chains, physical abuse and neglect, and constant transportation. In the summer of 2006 the Captive Animals' Protection Society investigated animal circuses across Ireland to expose how the animals are treated and housed. A vet experienced in the behaviour and welfare of wild animals in captivity accompanied investigators on some of the visits, and investigators found that many animals lived their lives confined to pens and cages, or chained by the legs; the circuses moved on a regular basis (sometimes twice a week); some animals even faced gruelling journeys of up to 1,000 miles from across Europe to appear in Irish circuses.

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author by pedant - allpublication date Fri Mar 11, 2011 23:44author address author phone

Begging your pardon but what the fuck are you saying ,we all know this but what do you expect us to do about it I have done my bit believe me so get off your arse and do something or tell us what you are doing and stop moaning . Regards Richie

author by pedant - fuck allpublication date Fri Mar 11, 2011 23:47author address author phone

Sorry missed the first bit see you on sunday

author by Lorenna - Vegan Galwaypublication date Sat Mar 12, 2011 13:53author address author phone

WHEN: Sunday 13th March 2011 - from 4 PM
MEET AT: Terryland Shopping Centre, car park down The Dunnes Stores.
(if arriving later, cross the road and go to the circus entrance) There will be activists( ARAN) from Limerick joining us.
Lets confine Circus cruelty to history!

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