Dr Barry Spurr was granted $5,000 towards a campaign aimed at achieving local council bans on performing-animal circuses throughout NSW.  The ultimate goal of the campaign was to ban the practice of keeping animals in circuses nationally. Dr Spurr’s campaign aimed to increase public awareness of conditions affecting animals used for entertainment, in order to encourage the public to lobby for a ban. In 2006 and 2007 respectively, as a result of his efforts, and those of other dedicated activists who had been working on this issue independently, Parramatta City Council and Wingecarribee Shire Council (covering such towns as Bowral, Moss Vale and Mittagong), passed a unanimous motion to ban performing-animal circuses. To see the logo from the campaign, click the download icon below.

http://www.animalcircuses.com/