Stardust Circus is the only remaining travelling animal circus operating in NSW. Banned from setting up on public land by over 41 councils in Australia, Stardust Circus is continually rocked by claims of animal abuse.
- Stardust Circus remains the only circus in NSW to house captive wild animals. Lennon Bros retired their 3 lions (Kiara, Kovu and Maizie) in November 2018.
- They are Australia’s largest animal circus and feature animals who been trained with the “reward method”.
- Stardust Circus currently holds 6 Lions and 4 Rhesus Macaques, along with goats, dogs and horses.
- Stardust currently hosts a full page dedicated to ‘animal welfare’ on their website, read it here and see what you think.
- Stardust notes that they are occasionally inspected by the RSPCA and have always been found to comply with and exceed all regulations.
- According to DPI regulations, the 6 Lions in Stardust Circus require a space of 70m2 in which to live. This is equal to just over 4 parking spaces, or ¼ of a tennis court.
- For the 4 Rhesus Macaques at Stardust Circus, DPI regulations suggest these animals require a space of 12.5m2. This is just 85% as large as a parking space, or the size of 3 king sized beds.
- Animals in Stardust Circus have frequently been seen pacing, exhibiting other boredom behaviours, and with minor injuries. These incidents have been reported to the RSPCA, however they have yet to take action.