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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,...

ADI Circus Campaign gathers momentum

20 May 2011

Today, Animal Defenders International has contacted all MPs to muster further support for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. They have been asked to sign EDM 403 which calls for a ban...

Minister admits previous comments incorrect on status of Austrian legal proceedings

19 May 2011

Government accused of further inaccuracies regarding delayed court proceedings Government have been accused of misleading the public once again today, with the claim that the Austrian court proceedings...

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