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Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown

Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown Circuses and carnivals using exotic animals are no longer permitted to perform on Council owned or controlled land in Canterbury Bankstown. No Exotic animals banned in Canterbury-Bankstown Circuses and carnivals using exotic animals are no longer permitted to perform on Council owned or controlled land in Canterbury Bankstown. News and Updates
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Circuses and carnivals using exotic animals are no longer permitted to perform on Councilowned or controlled land in Canterbury Bankstown.

Mayor Khal Asfour said Council’s decision overnight, was made after extensive community consultation.

“It certainly polarised opinion, residents were either for it or against it,” Mayor Asfour said.

“We took all views into consideration but, ultimately in the end, we have a social responsibility and a commitment to forward thinking leadership.”

Panania resident, Gail Browning, and RSPCA NSW CEO, Steve Coleman, support Council’s new policy.

“These animals do not belong in cages, being dragged around from town to town, to perform two or three times a day for the purpose of entertainment,” Mrs Browning said.

“You only need look at the faces of these poor innocent animals.”

“The RSPCA is opposed to the use of exotic animals, such as lions, elephants and primates in circuses, because the requirements of circus life are not compatible with the physiological, social and behavioural needs of these animals,” Mr Coleman said.

“The RSPCA's policy is based on evidence that no circus, no matter how well managed, can provide an appropriate environment for wild animals.”

Mayor Asfour said the new policy provides for a consistent approach across CanterburyBankstown, after the former Bankstown and Canterbury Councils had vastly different positions.

“It also brings us in line with many other councils throughout Australia, which have a similar position.”

To view the full policy, click on the link below.

Use of Exot​ic Animals in Circuses Policy​

 Mayor Khal Asfour interview on ABC radio

 
 

 14/06/2019 10:54 AM