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 ban is now in place

The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill passed 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 came into force on 1 December 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, came into force in January 2020. We would like to thank all our supporters who after many years of campaigning, have helped us make this happen.

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