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One Voice is raising awareness among the public for animals kept in dolphinariums and circuses in 13 towns throughout July

One Voice is raising awareness among the public for animals kept in dolphinariums and circuses in 13 towns throughout July

Mis à jour le 15 September 2022

In July, in 13 towns in France, One Voice will raise awareness among the public of the exploitation of animals for entertainment in circuses and dolphinariums. The Association is organising a coordinated national activist event on 16 July in Annecy, Antibes (where a demonstration will take place near Marineland), Lyon, Metz, Montpellier, Nantes (where tributes will be paid to Aïcko the dolphin who died at Planète Sauvage), Rouen, and Troyes; on 17 July in La Rochelle and Sisteron; on 23 July in Aix-en-Provence; on 24 July in Lille; and on 30 July in Strasbourg.

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For One Voice, whether they are marine or land animals, they must be preserved and protected in their natural habitats.

Circuses and dolphinariums: places of boredom and intense suffering

Orcas and dolphins lead a miserable life in the concrete pools of dolphinariums where they all suffer cruelly from captivity. They die young, unwell, and injured here and are sometimes driven to aggression by boredom, frustration, and endless deprivation. We are calling on the public to join us and to demand with us the transfer of captive cetaceans from these two dolphinariums in France, Planète Sauvage near Nantes and Marineland Antibes, to a marine sanctuary.

In circuses, the animals are made to suffer by the conditions that they are kept in, by the violence of training and shows and the tough nature of travelling around.
An endless ordeal that specialists say is a life that is not worth living. Many are born and die in a lorry; and disappear unnoticed.

An unfinished law and a campaign lasting more than twenty years

The law against animal mistreatment is a step forward on certain topics but it definitely does not go far enough for the animals kept and exploited for entertainment. One Voice is therefore continuing its work in raising awareness among the public of the reality behind the sequins thanks to footage from the investigation and proceedings. Its activists will encourage as many people as possible not to go to these places where animals are miserable, as they have done for more than twenty years. This is how they have helped ensure that big tops and dolphinariums close one after the other due to a lack of spectators.

These animals, with their dignity tarnished, all suffer the same horrendous fate.
We will never give up on them.

Note: you can consult the event online before going
Updated live to assure you that it has not been changed.



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Allées de Provence

23 July

10:30am to 12:30pm




16 July

2:30pm to 4:30pm



1715, route de Nice

16 July

4:30pm to 6:00pm


La Rochelle

Cours des Dames, Old Port

17 July

3:00pm to 5:00pm



1, rue des Tanneurs

24 July

2:30pm to 4:00pm



Porte des Enfants du Rhône
Parc de la Tête d'Or

16 July

3:00pm to 4:30pm



64, rue Serpenoise

16 July

2:30pm to 4:30pm



Place de la Comédie

16 July

10:30am to 12:00pm



Location to be confirmed

16 July

4:00pm to 6:00pm



Place du Général de Gaulle

16 July

2:30pm to 4:00pm



Plan d'Eau des Marres

17 July

10:30am to 1:00pm



Place du Corbeau

30 July

10:30am to 12:00pm



71, Rue Emile Zola

16 July

3:30pm to 6:00pm

Translated from the French by Joely Justice

Julia Mothé
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Zanimo | Sunday 24 July 2022

Que l’humain qui n’a de cesse de détruire, asservir ou assassiner pour se distraire de sa médiocrité se borne à sa propre espèce… et fichent la paix aux animaux.

Litchou | Monday 18 July 2022

Non aux cirques avec des animaux ! Ces pauvres bêtes sont des esclaves de l’égoïsme humain. Immonde! Cela doit cesser!!!!

Carotte | Saturday 16 July 2022

Je trouve tellement triste et pathétique que ces animaux ne soient pas respectés. Ils nous offrent tellement de beauté.
Je ne comprends pas cette passion du fric.
Qu’ils fassent des spectacles avec leur progéniture.

Béa | Friday 15 July 2022

Veillons à ce que les cirques non itinérants qui font exception aujourd'hui soient également interdits....