Wednesday 3rd March 2010 to Sunday 14th March
Protest the 'Great' British Circus
3rd March 2010
Martin Lacey's Lincolnshire-based circus, one of just three in Britain to still use wild animals, claims to have "the largest collection of wild animals touring Britain". Animals used in the circus include tigers, lions zebras, camels, llamas, horses, ponies, goats and reindeer.
Their 2010 season opens at yet another new location, Sydney Hall Memorial Playing Fields, off Brant Road, Lincoln, LN5 9QS
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Local Residents say the Circus isn't 'great':
Opposition grows for animal circus
'More regulations needed to control this total circus'
This is one of only around 8 UK-based circuses using animals. However, that's 8 too many! We can't rely upon weak legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses. The Animal Welfare Bill (in its present form) is not proposing to ban this evil industry and will do little to protect any animal used. It's up to people like you to make a difference, by convincing others not to visit these mobile prisons and make them completely unprofitable and untenable.
At the beginning of their 2008 season, Martin Lacey owner and ringmaster of the Great British Circus, violently and verbally attacked a BBC news reporter.
If he loses his temper this easily and is like this with people, what is he like with the animals ??
Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTArq1BFig
In 2009 the circus had 3 elephants, including Delhi, over 40 years old, with arthritis in one stiff leg for 20 years, and having been hoisted with a crane on at least two occasions after falls. Where are they now?
During the current run protests may take place at any of the following performance times.
Better still arrange your own, but take care.
Wednesday 3rd March - Sunday 14th March
SHOWTIMES Weekdays: 5pm & 7.30pm Sats: 2pm & 5pm. Sundays: 3pm only. No Shows Monday and Tuesday.
Demo check list
Nottingham campaign against Great British Circus (including artwork for placards) at: http://www.veggies.org.uk/nar/circus.htm
Captive Animals Protection Society -:- Animal Defenders
Keep track of the Great British Circus at http://www.veggies.org.uk/page.php?ref=331#gbc
RSPCA says: "Boycott the circus"
Postcode: LN5+9QS . Mapping websites: http://maps.google.co.uk . http://www.streetmap.co.uk . http://www.multimap.com (photo)
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