Stop the suffering – end the Doncaster reptile show #KeepReptilesWild
At Doncaster reptile show, thousands of animals are trapped for hours in cramped, stressful conditions that cause immense suffering.
Snakes lie coiled in tiny tubs with no water or shelter. Lizards scrabble in takeaway boxes under bright lights. Tortoises claw at glass walls.
This is an animal welfare emergency – we need to act now.
When lockdown restrictions end, organisers will be planning the next reptile show at Doncaster Racecourse. Together, we can stop it, but we don't have much time.
Will you urgently tell Doncaster Racecourse to cancel these cruel wildlife markets?
A lifetime of suffering
The Doncaster reptile show takes place four times a year, attracting hundreds of exotic pet breeders and thousands of customers.
It’s one of the last wildlife markets in the UK. Ball pythons sold like colourful toys are prodded, picked up and held. But they’re shy, sensitive animals, not products. These complex creatures feel fear and pain.
Even after they’re sold, these sensitive creatures face a lifetime of suffering. Although they’re bred in the UK, these are wild animals with complex needs.
As a nation of animal lovers, we can’t allow this to continue. It’s time to stop Doncaster’s reptile markets before more creatures suffer.
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Doncaster reptile expo
Snakes on display