From an animal welfare perspective, the carrying and presentation of wild animals in circuses is highly problematic. On the one hand, it is hardly possible to ensure species-appropriate husbandry in a circus and on the other hand, the presentations in the circus ring oftentimes violate the fundamental principle of animal dignity in Swiss animal welfare law.
Nevertheless, unlike many other countries, Switzerland has not yet issued a ban on wild animals in circuses.
The animal welfare organizations ProTier
, VIER PFOTEN (FOUR PAWS)
, and the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) petitioned the Federal Council and the Parliament to ban the carrying and presentation of wild animals in circuses in Switzerland once and for all.
Please give wild animals your voice and sign the petition for a ban on wild animals in Swiss circuses: