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
Unfortunately, animals continue to be used in circuses, including wild animals such as camels and zebras. 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 announces ban on wild animals in circuses
19 countries (12 in Europe) have put bans or restrictions on the use of wild animals in circuses, including Scotland and the Republic of Ireland who have introduced bans.
In July 2018, The Welsh Government confirmed that within 12 months they will be bringing in a Bill to ban to use of wild animals in circuses in Wales. They have recently completed a consultation on their proposed bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.
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Will wild animals be banned from circuses in England?
The Westminster Government has committed to a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in England by January 2020. However we're concerned that they've yet to introduced the new law necessary to achieve this to Parliament. We'll continue to campaign throughout 2019 and will have an action for our supporters to take soon.
In the meantime please show your support for Bella's change.org campaign 'Ban the use of wild animals in circuses across the UK'.