Zippos is one of Britain’s last animal circuses and has a disgusting record. Nowadays opposing the use of all animals in circuses is a position that is widely accepted with animal welfare moderates like the RSPCA. But there are specific reasons to say ‘No’ to Zippos:
Zippos employed David Hibling who defended infamous abuse at Chipperfield’s circus in court. After watching footage of the thrashing and kicking of a baby chimpanzee he was asked “See anything which would constitute cruelty?” he replied unequivocally “No”. Asked if he would do the same he said “Yes”!
Zippos Circus have been exposed by Animal Defenders International, for keeping their horses in trailers without exercise for hours on end.
Zippos Circus don’t care about animals and their performances have been described as ‘boring’ and ‘degrading’ by audience members.
Circuses have a long and rich tradition of entertaining performances in this country. We have nothing against all human circuses – we simply oppose the antiquated and cruel use of animals by Zippos Circus.