End wild animals in circuses
We don't believe any animal should be subjected to the conditions of circus life. These animals often experience:
- Regular transport
- cramped and bare temporary housing
- forced training and performance
- loud noises and crowds
The damage to their welfare is likely to be significant, and scientific research has shown that circus life can have a harmful effect on the welfare of many species.
Wales now set to have ban in place in December
The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill passing its final stage on 15 July 2020. This means it will be an offence to use wild animals in travelling circuses - through performance or exhibition.
The ban is set to come into force on 1 December 2020. Finally, we'll see a ban across England and Wales by the end of 2020.
Use of wild animals banned from circuses in England
The Wild Animals in Circuses Act, which bans the use of wild animals in circuses in England, comes into force in January 2020 when current licenses expire. We would like to thank all our supporters who after many years of campaigning, have helped us make this happen.
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