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  • Planeta Animal
    If Brazil can do it, why can t we?????????? ... From: Noticias & Apelos | ANIMAL To:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 6, 2009
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      If Brazil can do it, why can't we??????????
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Noticias & Apelos | ANIMAL<mailto:noticias@...>
      To: activismo_animal@yahoogroups.com<mailto:activismo_animal@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 6:26 AM
      Subject: [ANIMAL] Brazilian Deputies approve legislation to ban animalcircuses






      Brazilian Deputies approve legislation to ban animal circuses



      Animal Defenders International (ADI) is overjoyed that a ban on the use of animals in circuses is within reach in Brazil.



      Bill No. 7291 presented by the Congressman Antonio Carlos Biffi, has passed through the Commission of Education and Culture of the Chamber of Deputies in the Brazilian Congress. Following an intense debate with a strong presence of circus lobbyists and animal protection groups, the bill was unanimously approved in the Commission.



      The approval of the bill follows intensive lobbying lead by ADI as part of the Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Brazil. This was launched in 2008 in conjunction with Brazilian animal protection groups and with the backing of cruelty-free cosmetics company Surya. An ADI undercover investigation revealed a disturbing insight behind the scenes of Brazil's circus industry, including:



      a.. Camels being punched, hit with a stick, struck with a tent pole, and their lips being twisted to inflict pain;
      b.. A solitary elephant chained by the legs barely able to move;
      c.. A child allowed to torment a camel;
      d.. A camel forced to travel whilst pregnant and giving birth in a temporary pen on bare concrete;
      e.. A solitary bear forced to live in a cage on the back of a lorry;
      f.. A llama having its ear twisted to make it obey;
      g.. An elephant chained in a noisy and frightening environment, in a stadium with deafening engine noise and flashing lights.


      The bill bans the use of both wild and domestic animals in circus shows. The Commission compromised by allowing 8 years for the implementation of the law. The bill will next be discussed in the Constitutional Commission and then in the Plenary.

      This positive step forward comes very soon after the bill to ban all animals in circuses was approved by the Bolivian Congress and it is waiting for the Presidential assent to become a law. A similar debate was held in the Peruvian Congress, who last week passed a move to ban animals in circuses in the Agrarian and Andean Peoples Commission. The bill will soon be discussed in the full parliament.



      ADI Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Helder Constantino, who attended the debate in the Brazilian Commission, says "There is incredible momentum in South America to secure legislation banning the use of all animals in circuses and Brazil is part of it. We salute the hard work of the Commission of Education and Culture for not buckling under the pressure of the circus industry. The video and photographic evidence that we collected in Brazil, among other places in South America, shows clearly how animals suffer and are abused in circuses. We hope that the Brazilian Congress will approve this bill and make and important stand in ending the suffering of animals in the name of entertainment."






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    • Nancie Elizabeth Barnett
      They are smarter than we are and certainty more humane... ... From: Planeta Animal Date: 6/6/2009 7:09:37 AM To: UnitedStatesAnimalProtection;
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 7, 2009
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        They are smarter than we are and certainty more humane...

        -------Original Message-------

        From: Planeta Animal
        Date: 6/6/2009 7:09:37 AM
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        Subject: [Animal Rights Activist Resources] Brazil approves legislation to
        ban animalcircuses all over the country!!!!!!!




        If Brazil can do it, why can't we??????????
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Noticias & Apelos | ANIMAL<mailto:noticias@...>
        To: activismo_animal@yahoogroups.com<mailto:activismo_animal@yahoogroups
        com>
        Sent: Saturday, June 06, 2009 6:26 AM
        Subject: [ANIMAL] Brazilian Deputies approve legislation to ban
        animalcircuses

        Brazilian Deputies approve legislation to ban animal circuses

        Animal Defenders International (ADI) is overjoyed that a ban on the use of
        animals in circuses is within reach in Brazil.

        Bill No. 7291 presented by the Congressman Antonio Carlos Biffi, has passed
        through the Commission of Education and Culture of the Chamber of Deputies
        in the Brazilian Congress. Following an intense debate with a strong
        presence of circus lobbyists and animal protection groups, the bill was
        unanimously approved in the Commission.

        The approval of the bill follows intensive lobbying lead by ADI as part of
        the Stop Circus Suffering campaign in Brazil. This was launched in 2008 in
        conjunction with Brazilian animal protection groups and with the backing of
        cruelty-free cosmetics company Surya. An ADI undercover investigation
        revealed a disturbing insight behind the scenes of Brazil's circus industry,
        including:

        a.. Camels being punched, hit with a stick, struck with a tent pole, and
        their lips being twisted to inflict pain;
        b.. A solitary elephant chained by the legs barely able to move;
        c.. A child allowed to torment a camel;
        d.. A camel forced to travel whilst pregnant and giving birth in a temporary
        pen on bare concrete;
        e.. A solitary bear forced to live in a cage on the back of a lorry;
        f.. A llama having its ear twisted to make it obey;
        g.. An elephant chained in a noisy and frightening environment, in a stadium
        with deafening engine noise and flashing lights.

        The bill bans the use of both wild and domestic animals in circus shows. The
        Commission compromised by allowing 8 years for the implementation of the law
        The bill will next be discussed in the Constitutional Commission and then
        in the Plenary.

        This positive step forward comes very soon after the bill to ban all animals
        in circuses was approved by the Bolivian Congress and it is waiting for the
        Presidential assent to become a law. A similar debate was held in the
        Peruvian Congress, who last week passed a move to ban animals in circuses in
        the Agrarian and Andean Peoples Commission. The bill will soon be discussed
        in the full parliament.

        ADI Head of Parliamentary Affairs, Helder Constantino, who attended the
        debate in the Brazilian Commission, says "There is incredible momentum in
        South America to secure legislation banning the use of all animals in
        circuses and Brazil is part of it. We salute the hard work of the Commission
        of Education and Culture for not buckling under the pressure of the circus
        industry. The video and photographic evidence that we collected in Brazil,
        among other places in South America, shows clearly how animals suffer and
        are abused in circuses. We hope that the Brazilian Congress will approve
        this bill and make and important stand in ending the suffering of animals in
        the name of entertainment."

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