“Good regulations based on internationally accepted standards for animal care and transport are the most appropriate way to ensure high quality animal care while at the same time preserving the rich and rewarding classical circus are form for the benefit of circus families, their animals and current and future generations of Europeans.”
H.S.H. Prince Rainier III of Monaco

“Whereas it would be desirable for it to be recognized that the classical circus, including the presentation of animals, forms part of European culture ”
European Parliament Resolution of 13 October 2005

“The artist is a traveller on this earth.  This is particularly true of circus professionals.”Jan Figel, ex European Commissioner quoting Francois Delsarte.