Animal Liberation Qld held a peaceful protest at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine today against Stardust’s use of exotic animals, including lions, in its circus.
Our vocal protestors held up a variety of anti-circus placards on busy Strathpine Road near the circus arena. We obviously got the message across, given the level of support we had from the honking motorists travelling past. When the traffic lights at the intersection turned red, we entertained them (hopefully!!) for a minute or two with anti-circus songs and chants.
The Stardust management was clearly ‘not amused’ by our presence, unsuccessfully requesting that ALQ’s organiser come with him to discuss the protest. He also stated that the police were on their way and that we had no right to be there (in a public park, away from the circus’s designated area). Neither of these statements was accurate.
Circuses with exotic animals belong in another era when we were much less informed about animals’ behavioural needs. Exotic circus animals lead a lousy miserable life and it’s time these kinds of circuses were banned in Australia, just like they have been in many countries. For more information on circuses and why Animal Liberation Qld will continue to actively oppose them, go to our circus campaign page.
The next circus protest is at Mt Gravatt Showgrounds on Sunday 12 October. See Facebook event page for further information.