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Prime Minister fails to explain wild animal circus ban delay

7 March 2012

During Prime Minister’s Question Time today, Conservative MP Mark Pritchard pressed David Cameron on whether a ban on the use of wild animals would be introduced before the next general election. Again...

Motion tabled in Scottish Parliament calling for end of wild animals in circuses

7 March 2012

As pressure mounts for the British Parliament to ban the use of wild animals in circuses sooner rather than later, a motion has been introduced into the Scottish Parliament calling for such a ban.
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Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights to hear ground-breaking challenge to UK’s ban on

6 March 2012

A hearing in the Grand Chamber at the European Court of Human Rights this Wednesday, 7th March 2012, could remove a gagging order on organisations campaigning in the UK. The test case of Animal Defenders...

Mayoral Candidates urged to keep wild animal acts out of the capital and back national ban

5 March 2012

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is contacting 2012 London Mayoral candidates, Mayor Boris Johnson (Conservative), Ken Livingstone (Labour), Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones AM (Green),...

Has Government struck secret deal with circuses?

1 March 2012

Today’s Defra announcement that animal circuses will be regulated and a ban on wild animals will be delayed indefinitely has been greeted with delight by animal circuses and outrage by MPs and animal protections...

Wild animals to be banned from circuses…one day

1 March 2012

Defra ban announcement today effectively delays action indefinitely The Government has today, once again, postponed a ban on the use of wild animals in traveling circuses indefinitely. In defiance...

Government defies public opinion on animal circuses

29 February 2012

‘Defra’s public ‘consultation’ on animal circuses slammed’ Government plans to announce (on Thursday 1st March) a consultation on the licensing of wild animals in circuses have been condemned as yet...

Anne the elephant court case – Pre-trial hearing

16 February 2012

Legal team of circus owners criticised by Magistrate for delays and failure to present defence At today’s pre-trial hearing at Corby Magistrates Court, Northants, the legal team of circus owners Bobby...

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