Back in August 2010, I published a blog about the ban on wild animals in circuses in the UK being long overdue. On 6th May, the Independent published an article No 10 blocks plan to ban wild animals performing in circuses which included the statement that “Ministers are expected to announce a system of self-regulation by circuses within days.”
This ADI page contains one example of why self-regulation will not work – unfortunately, there are many reasons why wild animals are not suited for a circus life and some are mentioned in the article.
Yesterday (8th May), the Independent published a follow up article with this introduction:
“Internet users have given strong backing to The Independent’s campaign calling for a ban on wild animals performing in circuses.
“More than 6,000 people had signed our petition urging the Government to announce a ban, while hundreds have posted messages of support on our website, Facebook page and on Twitter.”