Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (19 May) . . Page.. 291 ..
The Clerk: The following petition has been lodged for presentation:
By Mr Hird, from 13 residents, requesting that the Assembly retain the 1992 legislation which bans circuses using exotic animals from performing in the ACT.
The terms of this petition will be recorded in Hansard and a copy referred to the appropriate Minister.
The petition read as follows:
To the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory:
The petition of certain residents of the Australian Capital Territory draws to the attention of the Assembly: that we are totally opposed to the use of wild animals in circuses. We wish to see an end to this unnecessary suffering and therefore will not visit any circus which includes wild animal acts in its programmes.
Your petitioners therefore request the Assembly to: retain the 1992 legislation which bans circuses using exotic animals from performing within the ACT.