Amazing Animals provide animal ‘actors’ for the TV and media industry. This company has been exposed on many occasions for its controversal use of animals and links to the circus industry. More recently a CAPS investigator filmed at their premises and captured footage of the circus-style shows their animals are forced to perform in for paying crowds.
The BBC states that it “exists to serve the public, and its mission is to inform, educate and entertain”. We believe that, in supporting the continued use of wild animals in entertainment, the BBC is failing in that mission. Wild animals should not be exploited in the name of entertainment and the BBC should be using public funds to support this cruel and outdated practice.
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As a licence fee payer, animal lover and supporter of the UK charity, the Captive Animals’ Protection Society, I am contacting you to ask the BBC to end its use of the company ‘Amazing Animals’. This company has been exposed on more than one occasion for its controversal treatment and use of animals.
The company was exposed in recent years for sending four UK-born lion cubs to an overseas circus. This move was met with widespread concern and condemnation. It is also the same company which hired out bear cubs as part of the entertainment at a village fair in the UK; a move met with uproar from animal lovers around the country.
More recently this company has been in the national press as undercover footage was obtained at their premises of the circus-style shows their animals must endure.
Lions, tigers and even a polar bear have been kept captive and trained by this company for entertainment. As a nation we are seeking an end to the use of animals in circuses and training animals to be used in TV shows and films is no different for the animals when you view this recent footage.
The BBC states that it “exists to serve the public, and its mission is to inform, educate and entertain”. We believe that, in supporting the continued use of wild animals in entertainment, the BBC is failing in that mission. Wild animals should not be exploited in the name of entertainment and I do not feel that the BBC should be using public funds to support this cruel and outdated practice.
The BBC is in a powerful position to take a stand against the exploitation of animals in this way and would have a strong impact on the welfare of animals around the world as a result.
I urge the BBC to review its use of animals in its production but more importantly, to look at the continued controversy of the company ‘Amazing Animals’ and cease working with them all together.
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03700 100 222*
03700 100 212* (textphone)
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Post: BBC Complaints
PO Box 1922