Circus Shame

Circus Shame

CRUELTY IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT

Our ongoing Circus Campaign

Animal circuses are archaic, and cruel. The needs of the animal can never be met in a circus environment.

Regardless of the number of generations that wild animals have been bred in captivity, they do not lose their natural instincts. They retain their desire to roam freely. Circuses deny them mental and physical stimulation.

Circus animals can spend up to 11 months of the year travelling. The endless road travel in a confined space in all extremes of weather, over vast distances, is cruel in itself, without the additional cruelty that circus animals are subjected to.

The animals suffer from boredom and are continually confined, isolated and distressed. This affects their health and wellbeing and can lead to serious behavioural problems, often manifesting as pacing, swaying, nodding, rocking or aggression. The only release. they get from their confinement is when they are performing for the circus audience. This can result in unpredictability and present a serious threat to human safety. There have been a number of cases of circus animals turning on their trainers, sometimes during performances and even in front of terrified children.

The circus-goer never sees the behind the scenes cruelty which induces terrified, defenceless animals to perform unnatural, demeaning tricks for audience amusement.

The display of animals for entertainment in circuses plays no role in conservation or education. In fact circuses are anti-educational. There is nothing educational or entertaining about seeing wild animals with broken spirits performing tricks. This does not teach children where the animals come from, how they live or their normal diets, habits or social structures. Circuses send out the wrong message, that it is ok to exploit animals for human entertainment and to laugh at their painful and demeaning predicament.. It encourages impressionable children to believe that it is ok to force animals to behave unnaturally, in fear of punishment.

We are not alone in our conviction that animal circuses should be permanently banned. Numerous countries worldwide share our conviction and have bans in place. Here in Australia more than 40 local authorities including our national capital have such bans in place. Increasingly, community attitudes are deploring this vile form of animal exploitation and cruelty. Apart from being cruel to have animals in circuses, it is also unnecessary. Many successful modern circuses such as Cirque du Soleil perform without animals.

It is time to listen to our sense of compassion and understand that animals suffer and feel pain just as humans do.

Several websites have exposed the behind the scenes abuses to which circus animals are routinely subjected, for example www.animalcircuses.com

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Animal Action Outreach Stalls

Animal Action Outreach Stalls

Keep updated for our upcoming animal action outreach stalls.

You can find us at varying locations on the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Brisbane at Market Stalls, Shopping Centres and Special Events. Come along join in the fun and become a C2CAF outreach volunteer for animals.
Fill in the contact form below to be added to our practice animal action group. Volunteer as little or as much as you want.  We value the work of all our volunteers.  Whilst your efforts go towards rescue,  rehabilitation and the ongoing investigations of animals.

At our Animal Action Outreach Stalls we support the following organisations:

  • Animals Australia
  • Animal Aid Abroad
  • Soi Dogs
  • Bali Animal Adoption & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Animal Liberation Queensland
  • Coalition for the protection of Racehorses

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2014/2015 Hamper Promotion

2014/2015 Hamper Promotion

Thank you everyone who supported this amazing cruelty-free hamper & dining experience …WOW! Congratulations to all our lucky prize winners. We hope you all enjoy your goodies.

Tickets available

COAST TO COAST ANIMAL FRIENDS would like to acknowledge and thank our 2014/2015 CRUELTY-FREE FOODIE HAMPER & DINING EXPERIENCE supporters …

Please, if you are in their area, look them up and support them as they are helping us with our animal advocacy and outreach programs …

THE GREEN EDGE  www.greenedgeonline.com.au

GOVINDA’S  BURLEIGH HEADS  www.govindas.net.au

THE LOVING HUT  www.lovinghutbrisbane.com.au

THE CARDAMOM POD  www.cardamompod.com.au

RAW from EARTH to WATER  www.fromearthandwater.com.au

GREEN HOUSE FACTORY www.facebook.com/greenhousefactoryrestaurantandbar

PEACE PIES www.peacepies.com.au

RAW CONNECTIONS www.rawconnections.com.au

TIAN RAN www.tianranvegetarian.com.au

MANDALA  ORGANIC ARTS CAFE www.mandalaorganicarts.com.au

THE HAPPY HEART CAFE www.facebook.com/pages/The-Happy-Heart-Cafe

KUAN YIN TEA HOUSE www.kuanyinteahouse.blogspot.com.au

GIRI KANA www.girikanacafe.com.au

VEGETARIAN & VEGAN SOCIETY OF QLD www.vegsoc.org.au

KOCONUT KIDwww.facebook.com/koconutkid  

RAW STUFF www.rawstuff.com.au

ACTIVE EARTH activeearthfood@gmail.com

AFRICAN WEAVE www.africanweave.com.au

MARIA’S RAWMANIA – Burleigh Saturday farmers market Ph: 0438 756 636

LIFE CHANGING EVENTS www.lifechangingevents.net.au

RELISH ORGANICS www.relishorganics.com.au

VILLAGE CIRCLE www.facebook.com/thevillagecirclegoldcoast

MIAMI ORGANIC FARMERS MARKET www.gcorganicmarket.com

ROAR FOOD www.roarfood.com.au

CLEAN TEA www.cleantea.com.au

LINE 17 line17.com.au

WILLOWVALE GOURMET willowvalegourmet@hotmail.com  

SOL BREADS www.solbreads.com.au

LEGACY SUPER FOODS www.legacysuperfoods.com 

RICE CULTURE – Miami Sunday organic markets

THE SPICE MAN www.thespiceman.com.au

SUMMIT ORGANICS www.summitorganics.com

GANO ORGANICS www.ganoorganics.com.au

HEALTHY SUPPLEMENTS BY JORDAN jordanrocker@msn.com

HEALTHY PULSE – Miami Sunday organic markets Ph: 0421 211 630

QUEENSLAND RAW SUGAR CANE Ph: 0497 843 925

VEGIE HEAD www.vegiehead.com.au

5 DOGS www.5dogs.com.au

WRAY’S ORGANICS www.wrayorganic.com.au

A THAI 5 www.a-thai-5.com 

THE PLANTATION HOUSE www.facebook.com/plantationhousecafe

THE MEDITATION FARM www.themeditationfarm.org

HELEN’S HEAVENLY BULK FOODS – Burleigh  Ph: 07 5520 2155

THE POCKET BURLEIGH  www.thepocketburleigh.com.au