10/10/09 Demand for Official Supervision of the Circus Safari
Ministry of Culture
Directorate for Nature Protection Inspection
Savska cesta 41/23
October 10, 2009
SUBJECT: DEMAND FOR VETERINARY INSPECTION
Animal Friends asks above mentioned according to Article 180 of the Animal Protection Act to undertake an urgent inspection by the Directorate for Nature Protection Inspection of the Ministry of Culture in circus Safari, which is temporary placed on the east parking lot of the Zagreb Fair, because of violation of Article 105, paragraph (1) and (2) of the Nature Protection Act (Official Gazette No. 70/05).
The above mentioned legal person, Circus Safari located on the east parking lot of the Zagreb Fair, keeps in captivity and exposes to the public, species of wild (and domestic) animals against Article 3 paragraph (26) and Article 53 paragraph (1) of the Animal Protection Act (Official Gazette No. 135/06), exposing them to the public in an environment which does not imitate natural conditions of their natural habitat and which distorts knowledge about biology of the higher taxa against Article 105 paragraph (1) and (2) of the Nature Protection Act.
We ask for your written response about undertaken measures, actions and also about their results.
With kind regards,
Martina Jurisa, Criminologist PhD