Wales to end use of wild animals in circuses
The Welsh government is on its way to end the use of wild animals in circuses. The move is inspired by Scotland’s decision to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses which was widely appreciated by the general public and animal activists.
Labour’s rural affairs secretary in Cardiff, Lesley Griffiths, announced the move targeting touring performance shows, saying it was “important the welfare needs of their animals are not overlooked”.
She said officials would examine how the legislation was drafted there, saying that “ethical and welfare arguments for a ban” would be looked at before a similar law was introduced.
The use of wild animals in circus acts has already been outlawed in the Republic of Ireland since January.
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