Thursday 23rd May 2013 to Tuesday 28th May
Zippo's Animal Circus - Croydon protest
23rd May 2013
The Captive Animals' Protection Society (CAPS) and Lush Croydon, have called on the public to boycott one of the country's few remaining animal circuses Zippos, when it performs at Beddington Park from Thursday 23rd May until Tuesday 28th May.|
Zippos Circus is one of just a handful of circuses that have continued to use animals in the UK and use horses and ponies in their acts. Animal circuses have become increasingly unpopular due to growing awareness and concern at the way in which animals are transported from site to site, kept in temporary accommodation, and forced to perform in the circus ring.
Lush staff members from the local Croydon shop plan to stage a high-street performance with their own ring master drawing attention to the continued use of non-wild animals by Zippos. The stunt will take place outside the Lush shop on North End at 11am on Saturday 25th May. The shop will also be fundraising for CAPS over the weekend with Charity Pot sales. To getting involved (and dressed up?) please call Chris on 020 8681 7332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
London Animal Rights Campaigners will holding leafleting protests by the gates to the circus on Thurs 23rd May from 6pm to 7.30pm and Sat 25th from 5pm to 7pm. More details below.
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The UK Government have promised to implement a ban on the use of wild animals, such as tigers and elephants, on the 1 December 2015. The charity welcomes this commitment but says that there is a danger that domesticated animals such as horses will become the “forgotten victims of this outdated and unethical practice”.
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Date: 20 May 2013 17:11
Subject: Zippos Circus demo's in Wallington this week!
There will be Protests/leafletting this Thursday 23rd May, and this Saturday 25th May, when Zippos Circus comes to Wallington.
Here are the details for these demo's:
Thursday 23rd May: Demo from 6pm to 7.30pm.
Saturday 25th May: Demo from 5pm to 7pm.
We'll be meeting by the gates to the circus. Leaflets, placards, and banners, will all be provided for you to use there.
Contact number for these demonstrations is: 07950 574 383.
Zippos Circus are one of only six circuses in the UK that continue to use animals. The other 24 UK circuses don't use animals. Zippos Circus uses Horses, Ponies, a dog and Budgerigars in their performances.
Animal Defenders International did an undercover investigation of this circus, in 2006. Here's a link to that investigation, this link shows what they found:
There's also a Youtube video of Zippos Circus, by Animal Rights Cambridge, that you can watch at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svYEJLlphOY
There are already advertising posters up in the area, so if you live in the area please try to remove illegal posters, and please try to persuade shops not to display them either.
The nearest National Rail station is Wallington. This station is in fare zone 5. There are fast and frequent Southern train services From London Victoria, to Wallington station: See
The exact address for the circus, at this location is:
Here is a map, showing how to get to the circus:
Please try you're best to make at least one of these important demonstrations. These animals need us to protest for them whenever we can, in order for them to eventually be freed from their exploitation, and allowed their freedom.
For more information about animals in circuses,
There were protests & leafleting throughout Zippo's 2013 London dates:
Thursday 28th & Saturday 30th March, and Thursday 4th & Saturday 6th April at Blackheath at Shooters Hill Road, Lewisham, London, SE3 0UA
Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th April 2013 at Brockwell Park, Norwood Road, Herne Hill, London, SE24 9AA
Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th April 2013 at Sidcup Place Park, Chislehurst Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 6BF
Thursday 25th and Saturday 27th April at Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2DH
Thursday 2nd and Saturday 4th May at Figge's Marsh, London Road, Mitcham, CR4 4LR.
Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th May at Barking Road recreation ground, East Ham, London, E6 6LW.
Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th May at The Fairfield, Fairfield Road, Kingston Surrey, KT1 2PY.
Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th May at Beddington Park, A232, Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7NP
The contact number for these demonstrations is 07950 574 383.
For those unable to come to the event its self we encourage you to complain to management of their venues. Politely ask them NOT to host Zippos Circus.
View Larger Map of Zippo's venues
B: East Ham
D: Finsbury Park
3 - 8: Mitcham - Figge’s Marsh, London Road, Mitcham CR4 4LR Press report
10 - 15: East Ham - Central Park, High Street South, London E6 6ER
17 - 22: Wembley - Barham Park, Harrow Road, Sudbury HA0 2HB
24 - 29: Finsbury Park, Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DH
31 - 5 June: Wallington - Beddington Park, A232 Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrrey SM6 7NP
Zippos Animal Circus cruelty roadshow was in Sheffield at Endcliffe Park, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 7AB from 7th-12th June a constant presence at each of Zippo’s Circus’ performances, by Sheffield Animal Friends, in protest to Zippo's continued use of animals.
After Sheffield Zippos Animal Circus will have performances in the Car Park of Dalton Shopping Centre, Murton, Durham SR7 9HU for 3 days. Northern Animal Rights (NAR) will stage a protest on Thursday 14th June at 7pm.
Jon Procerr From Northern Animal Rights says, “The animals at Zippos circus are highly intelligent creatures who are forced to perform degrading tricks in the name of entertainment. The majority of the UK public are against exploiting animals this way. Zippos circus is actually listed by the UK charity Captive Animals Protection Society as one to boycott over concerns with animal welfare!
For further information and interviews please email or call 07944 044470.
The Finsbury Park location on Seven Sisters Road is close to Finsbury Park Tube Station, on the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines. Following Finsbury Park in North London, Zippos will be moving onto Wallington in South London: Beddington Park, Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 7NP. There are frequent trains from London Bridge to Wallington, journey time is about half an hour. To support London campaigns email email@example.com or call 07899 775493.
Animal Defenders International did an undercover investigation of Zippo's circus in 2006, including travel conditions.
Please look out for advertising, and try to remove illegal posters, and persuade shops not to display posters either.
8th May 2012: Circus in Figges Marsh, Mitcham, draws protests from animal activists
An animal charity staged a demonstration outside Zippos circus this week – one of just seven UK circuses’ which still use animals in their show.
More information and literature about animal circuses from Captive Animal Protection Society (CAPS) and Animal Defenders International
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