Important facts about Circus - not just animal problems

Circus: Clues and preventive measures

Sent by
Jelena Zaric, Artist & reporter
Belgrade, Serbia

Circus: Clues and preventive measures

There are many sanitary, safeties, veterinary and communal conditions which must be reached to put a Circus tent in Town.

Mexico, September 2008./Elephant Hilda escaped from Circus Gran Circo Union Tykie : escape from circus and her exsecution (warning very disturbing video futage) watch it here:

Safety messures:
Cages and circus near environment (fences, tribines.. ) must be secured from animal escape excesses.

Animal relating issues:
-Circus must posses all Documents about Animals (origin, trade documents /circuses & zoos trade animals/ passports, history..)
-Needed Permits from Vets.

Portugal/ Tavira /September 24. '08
Elephant in Victor Hugo Cardinali Circus
Faro/ October 4, '08 she is ALIVE and better taken care of
BUT still chained!!!

Animals must be healthy and posses no threats for human health
- Circuses travel around and can carry with them many diseases trough their route they leave ugly scenes of urine puddles and feces piles which then spread in grass-anyone can pick it up… .

Veterinarian approvals regarding animal's proper living conditions

- that they have proper shelter, food and fresh water source;
- Animals must have overall good psychophysical state… etc..

circus -near environment

City permits
-city codes and rules can be slightly different from city to city
- Permit for putting out the tents and use the communal areas and communal green areas must be given from different communal services
- legal permits can't be issued for communal areas renting under 5 years;
- all sanitary conditions must be meet before Circus can get permit to use communal area for wild and domesticated animals, sanitary and water conditions must be meet

Circus -near environment/goat feces/communal green area /
Urine gushes trough small pipe (animal container)

- all forms of animal "liquid waste"/ CAN NOT be mixed with human waste disposals
- circus must be attached to the local sanitary plumbing system
- separately- water and waste-in-out system.

feces and urine puddles

- All garbage must be divided (animal and human "hard waste" can not be dumped together,
- Circus can not use local dump boxes nor garbage cans for large and hard waste- for that purpose
- Circus have to rent special hard waste container from city…etc.

Animal abuse

Many criminal laws of states posses' parts which cover animal abuse
- there are codes like, 269 of criminal law of Serbia- which protects animals and prevent abuse in form of penalty which goes up to 3 years of prison for animal kill or abuse.

For example:
CIRCUS Corrona/Moscow/ touring trough Serbia HAD NOT MEET ANY OF THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

There is a huge chance that Circus that is not about to stop irritating You
- DID NOT meet any of these requirements either
- check it out in your local communal services and check those Criminal laws and City codes again
- maybe you missed something…
- when several loosen ends get tied together- there could be a big ban(G) for Circus.

We wish You good "hunting" 17_wink

Independent ARAs Serbia
Circus: ( Clues and preventive measures) - (srb. web site Version.) (English web site Version.)

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pls see this: 4 future action- to get to know our past actions :
CIRCUS- in Serbia /sezone 2008. - Monday, May 12th 2008 10:34 PM
Protest against circus with animal acts- Jun 03. 2007. Belgrade - Monday, June 4th 2007 1:28 PM

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 Important facts about Circus - not just animal problems

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On Oct 2, 2008, JeZa JeZa wrote:

to (Portugal-algarve)

letter to Editor.
I support PORTUGUESE animal rights association ANIMAL -and their comments against the Circus who use animals instead of real human Artists and performers.
It is realy sad to see that NO ONE realy cares for this poor elephant and for other animals - who  worked whole their life under stress and abuse. And for what? This kind of Circus is not fun anymore like it was back then in time...
(for example this is the real circus  with real artists-- ) animals are not involved in this spectacle.
Arent we in 21 st. century already? How come that this kind of slavery still passes without some larger and better text than this text which your nespapers had edited.
I am not totaly aware of Portugese laws- but I believe that this circus did not accomplished all sanitary and health preventions that they are OBLIGATED TO DO-  as they are working with wild elephants (its seeable from the first sight- circus near environment looks depresed and dirty).
Also- I would suggets to journalists and reporters of Lisboa Resident to seek for veterinary documentation and other needed paprires and documentations needed to keep wild animals. Also all documents about origin of all animals in their "possesion". (mostly are illegy traded- so circus owners do not posses needed papers), also - the fence do not seems secure enough- are the security standards have been meet? NO.
I believe that this circus is braking city codes and acts... I would like to see this investigated, so we can all know what is going on, and who gave ilegal "permit" for something that is not done to the standards.
Also I suggest that "city acts" be read trough- as almost every city posses "do and dont list"
I believe that circus could not "pay" to rent the area to place circus tents.. as  mostly city do not give permits under 5 years under rent.. .also, there are many bad things that are left behind circus, when they leave- all feces and urine and other fecalie are left in the grass, and those puddles are spreading viruses and bacterias.. so people with pet dogs can pick it up, kids and others who strole on that grass are in danger too.
In addition, many wild animals can harbor many diseases transmissible to humans, including herpes B, pox viruses, measles, hepatitis, tuberculosis, salmonella, ringworm, and other bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. ….rabies.
The animals may be confined for hours, even days, in their traveling cages. The trainers use different training methods that are considered very inhumane.  Whips, spikes, hotshots and electric shock devices are used to get the animals to do tricks that are unnatural for the animals.   Further to that, a circus with Animals is also considered dangerous for the public.
*as an examples I will give You data which can be found in newspapers and on internet)Between 1990 and 1999, there have been 47 persons who have died as a result of wild animal attacks.  In Argentina,  there are many such examples as the one from San Pedro, Province of Buenos Aires, where two lions escaped where they hurt and killed some people.  In April 21, 2004, in Laferrere, a tiger escaped from the Romanian Circus killing one worker etc..
Exotic animals used by the entertainment industry are typically torn from their mothers before they're weaned; abused during training; regularly subjected to overwhelming noise, crowds, and confusion; and forced to live in cramped, unnatural environments.
Coronel Dorrego traveling circus, attacked a 10 year old girl who got too close to his cage. The bear bit her and two of her fingers had to be amputated later
 This CIRCUS (and every circus that uses animals in their programme)  is cruel and is not a humane and interactive way to have fun, which children crave for, there are so many different options for kids to have fun, to get into interactive games and trough those games, tomorrow to grow up into humane being, worthy to be called citizen of Portugal.  
It is crutial for good newspapers to get the true story. Please show that true journalist are not extinced. Thank You.
Jelena Zaric, Artist & reporter
Belgrade, Serbia

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