New circus ban bill provides fresh hope for wild animals

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A new bill to ban wild animals in English circuses could provide long-suffering circus animals with the reprieve they desperately need.

Please contact your MP today and urge them to support The Wild Animals in Circuses (Prohibition) Bill which will have its next second reading on Friday 11 March 2016 (the first being blocked on 4 March).

Will Quince, MP for Colchester (Conservative) who introduced the new bill on Wednesday 10 February 2016 said: “The use of wild animals in travelling circuses can no longer be justified. Circuses can never recreate the natural habitat of a wild species. What’s more, there is no longer any educational, conservational nor research benefit from using wild animals solely for spectacle.

“The majority of the public supports a ban, as do most MPs. I hope we follow the lead of many of our European neighbours and ban the use of wild animals in circuses once and for all.”

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