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1. Withdraw the slaughter, stripping, gutting and cooking of animals from all courses provided by 'Thrills and Skills for life.'

Thrills and skills for life is a company based in the UK offering activities for children, some of which involve animal trapping, slaughter and cooking.

http://www.thrillsandskillsforlife.com/Skills/Skills/bushcraft_south.html
http://www.thrillsandskillsforlife.com/Skills/Skills/bushcraft_north.html

This is their website listing the activity in two of their courses;

http://www.thrillsandskillsforlife.com/news.php?published-max=2011-05-28T06%3A53%3A00.000%2B01%3A00

This is a post on their website from 28th May 2011 where children took part in and watched rabbits and squirrels being stripped, gutted and roasted on a spit.

http://www.thrillsandskillsforlife.com/news.php?published-max=2011-04-06T10%3A30%3A00.000%2B01%3A00

Another post on their website from 6th April 2011 where children witnessed pigeons being skinned and helped to roast them on a spit.

Another post on their website from 15th March 2011 describes rabbits being skinned and cooked on a spit.

https://www.radiowaves.co.uk/story/272725/title/year56sassurvivalday

A video of the activities on this course showing a rabbit being caught by a snare and a pigeon having its heart and lungs removed. The video was made independently of thrills and skills and the children themselves did not kill the animals.

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2. Save endangered White Tigers

White tigers are hunted by poachers so that they may be made into Chinese medicine and all the body parts are used for products or food that's why tigers or white tigers are endangered.

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3. Local Residents Against Circuses Involving Animals Performing in Barrie, Ontario

Wild animals are still used in circuses and traveling shows across North America. Most are shunted from town to town with no opportunity to live according to their natural biology and behavior. They endure severe confinement, deprivation, hardship and brutality.

Many performing wild animals are also large, potentially dangerous and perform in front of audiences with few protective measures in place. They pose a risk to themselves, their handlers, audience members and bystanders.

Many municipalities have passed by-laws that prohibit circuses with animals from performing in their communities. It is time Barrie bans inhumane entertainment as well.

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4. Ban all animals Circuses and all animal acts! speak for those who can't speak for themselves

Animals exploited for human entertainment face appalling treatment, pose threats to public health and safety, are currently not adequately regulated by state and federal laws, and do not conserve endangered species as is so often claimed.

I strongly believe that the standard industry tools and methods used to initially "break" and train animals throughout their lives, including the bullhook, chaining, food and water deprivation, use of whips, clubs and blunt objects, and electric prods, are incredibly inhumane. In addition, subjecting circus animals to travel for up to 11 months of the year for thousands of hours, over long distances, is unspeakably cruel. As you know, these animals may be chained while not performing, transported in vehicles that lack climate control, and forced to stand or lie in their own waste.

Wild animals used in public displays are dangerous — and even deadly. Recent incidents nationwide highlight the need for tighter restrictions on the exhibition of these animals. In addition to the many documented escapes and attacks by captive animals used for exhibition, elephants may carry tuberculosis (TB), and can infect humans with the bacterial disease.

Circuses are entertainment, not education. Watching wild animals perform unnatural tricks only teaches our children that it is acceptable to exploit animals; it does not teach respect for animals, nor does it help animals in the wild. Animal-free circuses and entertainment, such as Cole Brothers Circus and Cirque du Soleil, are growing as the use of wild animals becomes recognized as archaic, unsafe and inhumane.

For the sake of human safety and animal welfare, please stop using animals in Carson &Barnes,Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey.

People who support the circus should be ashamed of themselves. To sit there and watch these animals suffer a lot of them die and kill people. Do you blame them? I am so angry about this and how can you buy a show and sit there and watch them suffer?

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