If you live in Roebourne, Western Australia or the
surrounding district, you can help by printing out the "Petition
to Roebourne Council" and distributing it or collecting
Welfare Unit and YOU! (pdf) help formulate the regulations.
Other things you can do
Please keep all calls and letters polite so that our campaign
does not suffer.
- Write polite letters to both the editors of the local and state
papers. This gets the message across to a large number of people
at one time. There is a range of expert material available on
the ‘ISSUES’ link which explains why exotic animals
in circuses suffer greatly. This information is there to aid you
in putting a letter, submission or package together.
- Write letters to your local council asking that they consider
joining the other statewide councils in placing a ban on leasing
land to circuses using animals/exotic animals. This is an important
tool in helping to raise the awareness of both the council and
councillors as to the issues that surround the cruelty and suffering
the animals endure.
- If you see a circus that uses exotic animals please contact
the animal welfare groups in your area or email Circus Watch WA,
RSPCA or Animal Liberation WA, NSW, SA, Vict or QLD as soon as
possible with all the relevant details.
- Take a camera or video camera with you and take photos or footage
of the animals and their conditions. Remember to take note of
the day, date, time and place, plus any other details you think
would help. Contact Circus Watch WA, the RSPCA, Animal Liberation
or Animals Australia with your information.
- Collect a petition form and get it filled out. The more the
message gets out to the public in all manner of ways the more
people think about the plight and suffering of these beautiful
creatures, the more they will boycott circuses that use animals.
- Check out the websites dedicated to the rights of animals for
ongoing information relating to the activities planned for the
future. Rallies and demonstrations or protests depend on when
circuses are around. We do have people working on this issue in
most relevant towns or cities, so regular contact with the Animal
Liberation websites will keep you up to date with the latest action.
If you are willing to get more involved then please contact Animals
Australia, Animal Liberation (in your state), the RSPCA or of
course CIRCUS WATCH WA.
- Tell your family, friends, neighbours, mates, school friends
and workmates why animals in circuses suffer, how the conditions
are cruel and why the use of exotic animals in circuses must stop.
Feel free to download the expert’s information and take
it to your school or your work or wherever else people will have
access to read and understand the issues.
- Always boycott any circus using animals. By paying, your money
contributes to the continued suffering so instead, support cruelty
free human circuses like Circus OZ or Cirque du Soliel.