Animals traveling with Garden Bros/Piccadilly Circus are confined virtually all of their lives in barren conditions, while forced to suffer extreme physical and psychological deprivation. Garden Bros/Piccadilly Circus has been denied entry in some US cities because they were traveling with and giving rides on an elephant that carried tuberculosis antibodies.
Some violations and warnings issued to the Garden Bros/Piccadilly Circus and their exhibitors include:
- Failing to handle animals properly, resulting in the death of a zebra.
- Failing to maintain the tiger enclosure (which had exposed underground wire mesh) risking injury to the tiger.
- Striking elephant (Kosti) forcefully with a bullhook at least five times about the eyes and ears to “teach” her not to take another elephant’s hay.
- Failure to provide the elephants with a sufficient amount of water.
- Not having a sufficient number of qualified elephant handlers.
- Not having a program of veterinary care for the ring-tailed lemurs and for having incomplete animal inventories—10 animals were not listed.
- Allowing two young camels with multiple circular skin lesions (ringworm) to have access to other animals used in a “petting zoo,” risking public exposure to a zoonotic disease.
- Insufficient barriers around a zebra who was being pet by the public through his enclosure while there were no readily available attendants to protect him and the public.
- Failure to provide primates with an updated environmental enrichment plan.
- Failure to provide several animals with water and shade.
It’s only a matter of time before Picadilly Circus will be forced to close due to dwindling public support and pathetic attendance. The public has simply gotten fed up with Picadilly Circus torturing animals and have decided to stop supporting them.
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