It always seems to be the way that when you choose to be a voice for animals, you’re criticized for doing nothing to help in other ways. I myself have had this problem. For a mayor to say likes the circus and isn’t concerned about the elephants isn’t just rude, it’s downright ignorant. A vote in favour of banning the use of animals in circuses has now been carried through in the UK.


Last week, we wrote about Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s recent letter to the mayor of Baltimore. The actress has asked Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to protect Ringling Bros. elephants by upholding the city’s ban on the use of bullhooks when the circus comes to town.

The mayor has responded, and she has made it clear that she has no plans to ensure Ringling’s elephants are protected while in her city. According to the Baltimore Sun, Rawlings-Blake said she likes the circus and isn’t concerned with the elephants. She also claimed that the actress and Baltimore native has not helped with the city’s problems. “We’ve reached out about homelessness, about school issues. I would have loved to gotten some feedback, support or concern about those issues that are very pressing to the city,” said Rawlings-Blake. 

This seems like a pretty rude response considering all that was asked of her was to…

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  1. From the Four Paws web site (
    “The government announced today it is to launch a consultation on the licensing of wild animals in circuses before a possible ban is introduced. FOUR PAWS believes this move to be yet again another stalling tactic whilst animals continue to suffer.”

  2. Typical. It’s the Conservatives who don’t want the ban, there was a major move to vote for the ban by MP’s of every party despite being threatened by the Coalition PM.

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