Thursday, November 07, 2002

NO MORE CIRCUS CHIMPANZEES IN BRITAIN?

Law set to ban circus tricks by wild animals
Gaby Hinsliff, chief political correspondent
Sunday November 3, 2002 The Observer

A crackdown on the treatment of animals in circuses, which could see wild creatures banned from performing, is being drawn up by the government.
The move came as the owner of Britain's largest travelling circus conceded that putting chimps on show in the big top was 'inappropriate'. Ministers are considering calls for a ban on larger wild animals - such as tigers, lions and elephants - performing for human entertainment....