Thank Chinese Government for Banning Animals in Circuses

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Originally Posted: 26 April 2011

Thank Chinese Government for Banning Animals in Circuses

[Ed. Note: I wonder how long it will be before the U.S. government follows other countries who have banned the use/abuse of animals in traveling circuses?]

FROM  Friends of Animals (FOA)

ACTION

Please contact the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. to thank them for their government's recent strides in banning the use of animals in circuses. Also encourage China to do more for animals.

Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United States
3505 International Place, N.W.
Washington D.C. 20008
phone (202) 495-2266
chinaembpress_us@mfa.gov.cn

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

The Telegraph, a British newspaper, reports that the ban against using animals in circuses in China went into effect January 18. This is huge news for the animals who spend their lives in cages, tormented by humans and forced to perform.

Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, also reports that the number of mink that China farms and kills has decreased significantly. As recently as 2006, the Chinese government was killing about 18 million mink per year. Currently, the number is around 9 million. Here at Friends of Animals, of course, we’d like that number to reach zero!


Thank you for everything you do for animals!