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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Finally, MPs move to ban circuses from using exotic animals: Only horses, dogs and rabbits will be allowed
 •Move comes after shocking treatment of Anne the elephant
•Two circuses have had requests to use wild animals rejected in past year


 
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Banned: The Government wants to stop circuses using wild animals and plan to unveil a draft bill. Pictured is an elephant performing at a German circus
By Gerri Peev
15 April 2013
Circuses will be banned from using wild animals under a proposed change in the law.
 Ministers will today unveil a draft bill that will ban using exotic beasts in big tops. Only domesticated animals, such as rabbits, dogs and horses, will be allowed to perform.
 The move comes after the Daily Mail exposed the cruelty inflicted on Anne the elephant, who was kept in chains. Owner Bobby Roberts was convicted of animal cruelty after an undercover film showed Anne being kicked and hit with a pitchfork.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2309688/Finally-MPs-ban-circuses-using-exotic-animals-Only-horses-dogs-rabbits-allowed.html#ixzz2SK4yswxM

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