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Senior Tories write to PM to request Government reconsiders wild animal circus ban

21 June 2011

Animal Defenders International (ADI) has garnered the support of Conservative politicians who have written a joint open letter to the Prime Minister requesting that the Government reconsiders its recent...

Further pressure builds on Government to implement a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

15 June 2011

Backbench cross party debate secured - momentum continues. Mark Pritchard MP has secured a three hour backbench cross party debate in the House of Commons next week to discuss the issue of wild animals...

Scottish Parliament debates a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

10 June 2011

Minister agrees that it is unacceptable for animals to be used for entertainment. Yesterday evening there was a Scottish Parliament chamber debate secured by Elaine Murray to debate a motion on the...

Celebrities bring ADI wild animal circus campaign to Number Ten

9 June 2011

PM requested to reconsider position as a matter of urgency Animal Defenders International (ADI) has enlisted the help of high profile supporters and celebrities who have written a joint open letter...

Defra Minister Continues to Attempt to Defend the Indefensible

8 June 2011

...and tries to dismiss ADI legal advice on wild animals in circuses Today saw a 90 minute Commons Debate on the use of wild animals in circuses in Westminster Hall, secured by Stoke On Trent MP and...

European Commission tells the UK to face up to its responsibility on wild animals in circuses

3 June 2011

A further obstacle removed for Government to implement outright ban. The European Commission has officially informed the European Parliament that circus animals are the responsibility of individual...

ADIís legal advice: circus ban would not breach Human Rights Act or European Services Directive

2 June 2011

No obstacles left in way for Government to implement outright ban. Animal Defenders International (ADI) has received expert legal advice stating that an outright ban on the use of wild animals in...

Coalition Government on the ropes with wild animals in circuses ban

25 May 2011

Revelation that Ministers were aware that a ban could be implemented without primary legislation Defra Minister Jim Paiceís comments last week during the Commons Debate on wild animals in circuses,...

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