Big win for wild animals in San Francisco

22/04/2015

We welcome the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ recent vote to ban the use of wild and exotic animals in performances for entertainment.

Firma nuestra petición ahora y envía un mensaje a las grandes empresas

The ban was approved yesterday, and applies to circuses, backyard birthday parties and filming of movies and television shows. San Francisco is just one of many cities around the country that are increasingly making animal welfare a priority by keeping animals out of circuses.

Every day, animals suffer in the name of entertainment. They are snatched from their natural habitats and forced into captivity where they are often subjected to abuse – both mentally and physically. All of this happens behind the scenes, so the public is usually unaware that any of this suffering goes on.

If you want to see wild animals on your next vacation, see them in their natural habitat – the wild. Click here to learn more about how you can protect wild animals from suffering in the name of entertainment.

David Bayvel, 1944 – 2015

David Bayvel

World Animal Protection is sad to announce the recent passing of its Chief Veterinary Adviser, Dr David Bayvel, following an illness.