Animal Rights Activists
Berlin environmental Senator Karin Lompscher urged all Berlin district mayor more to provide no public land of circuses with wild animals. The ten animal welfare and animal rights organisations of the Berlin initiative for a ban on wild animals in circuses welcome Lompscher Senator for environment has prompted the district mayor more circuses with wild animals to forgive no public land. You hoping for federal political consequences and allowed faces possible legal steps of the circus lobby. Berlin environmental Senator Karin Lompscher urged all Berlin district mayor more to provide no public land of circuses with wild animals. In a letter that now public, she rightly emphasizes that a welfare of wild animals, “is basically not possible sea lions and hippos in circuses in particular by monkeys, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, big cats, dolphins, matching expert opinion”.
Lompscher Senator justified their advance, also with the fact that the Federal Government despite a Federal Council decision from the year 2003 on the topic is not active. The initiative for a ban on wild animal congratulates the Senator to now actively to tackle this important issue of animal protection. The announced actions by circuses the animal welfare Alliance looks forward to left and secures their support to the Senator, because cities can refuse the allocation of public land for factual reasons. Keeping hundred documented, not welfare of wild animals is one such reason. The main problem remains, however, that the Federal Government, the Federal Ministry of food, agriculture and consumer protection remain largely inactive above all. The introduction of a central register is not solution, while a complete wild animal ban, referring to article 2 of the animal welfare act would be possible without any problems. “We hope also national political implications of the initiative by Karin Lompscher and request again, a Federal Minister Aigner Ban on wild animal in the way forward”, says Mahi Klosterhalfen, spokesman for the initiative.
As already many circuses in Germany and worldwide, a circus without wild animals is clearly feasible. The Berlin initiative for a ban on wild animals in circuses is comprised of the ten organizations “AK circus” of the Berlin animal protection Association, Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment, animal public e.V., German against abuse find the animals e.V., German animal protection Office, elephant protection Europe e.V., animal and man e.V., animal rights Alliance Berlin-vegan, animal welfare Club Potsdam and environment e.V. and Berlin of opponents of animal testing and Brandenburg e.V. – more information under. Company description which non-profit Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment in the year 2000 by lawyer Wolfgang Schindler as politically and ideologically founded unbound animal welfare organization. It is financed from the proceeds of the Endowment capital and funding contributions and donations. The Foundation takes its name from Rhena Schweitzer, the Daughter of Albert Schweitzer. The Foundation Mission is to reduce as much suffering. Therefore set the Foundation for the so-called animals a. With 60 billion animals are every year under the most unimaginable conditions cost-optimized fattened and killed, the commitment to these animals is the biggest task, can be. The Albert Schweitzer works Foundation, to improve housing conditions, as well as to cut back on the uberzuchtung (torment breeding) animals. They also Stark the vegetarian idea because no farming the Foundation is known, that species could be called really.