Circus Animals - 10 Reasons the Show Must Go On

Douglas McPherson | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK
Douglas McPherson

Circuses with wild animals are strictly regulated by a licensing scheme, introduced in 2012, that sees them inspected by vets six times a year (twice unannounced) with the results available online. Every aspect of the animal's life, diet and accommodation is governed by strict guidelines.

David Cameron Must Deliver Promised Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Politics
Peter G Tatchell

Much animal suffering is not immediately obvious and visible. They are forced to suffer long, arduous journeys and extended periods tied up, chained or caged - with no freedom of movement. Housed in temporary, transportable accommodation, it is simply not possible for circuses to provide an appropriate environment for wild animals.

A Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses? Don't Be So Sure...

Violet Owens | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Politics
Violet Owens

People all over the country punched the air in delight when in March, the long overdue ban on wild animals in circuses in England was announced by the Westminster government... Yet as the days and weeks go by and more details become clear, coupled with the Westminster government's refusal to commit to a deadline for a ban, our delight has rapidly turned to confusion as we cling to the tiny shred of hope that the government really do mean what they say. When the facts are presented to you, it's difficult to remain optimistic.