Hard Man Actor Has A Heart for Animals

April 2010

A new film http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2010/circusvideo.html by CAPS exposing the cruelty of animal circuses has been narrated by Nicholas Ball, famous for his hard man acting roles in East Enders and Footballers' Wives. Nicholas showed he had a real heart when it comes to animal suffering and was keen to help CAPS get the message out that people should not visit circuses with animals.

To make the film CAPS went undercover and under the canvas of the Big Top to record the confinement, restrictions and training of animals in UK circuses.

A CAPS investigator working at a major UK circus filmed elephants chained for 11 hours a day, animals being put through their paces in the secretive training ring and an elephant repeatedly jabbed with a metal stick to make her perform.

Other CAPS investigators documented the confinement of tigers in cages, transportation of animals and the meaningless tricks they are forced to perform for a paying audience.

Watch the film http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2010/circusvideo.html and join us http://www.captiveanimals.org/join.htm today to end animal circuses.

The video is being launched to coincide with World Circus Day on 17 April. WCD is an industry initiative to promote circus-related events. CAPS recognises circuses as an important form of entertainment but rejects the use of animals for ethical reasons http://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2008/ethics.html


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