International Animal Rights ConferenceInternational Animal Rights Conference

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Saturday, 07.09.2019   15:00-15:50   Room B
How to change the opinion of the public, which has existed for centuries?
Oleksandr Todorchuk

After the USSR circuses with animals were considered an invariable part of the Ukrainian tradition. After two years of activity UAnimals, GFK quiz showed that every fifth Ukrainian changed his mind and thought that the circus should be without animals. For this UAnimals held numerous pickets, as well as a large-scale rally "For a circus without animals!" gathered together in Kyiv`s Taras Shevchenko Park more than 1000 activists. As a result of the coordinated actions of animal defenders, travelling circuses with animals in Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Dnipro were prohibited. International Circus Festival "Golden Trick of Kobzov" was also held without animals. In 2018 we started the process of legislative changes in animal testing and the use of animals in circuses.










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