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What's the future for circus animals?

Billy Smart
Billy Smart's Circus was a Christmas telly staple for years


2007-12-07 - London, United Kingdom , Gillian Hargreaves

Today few circus goers find it palatable to watch tigers jump through hoops or elephants dance. A ban on circus animals looked inevitable... then the experts delivered their verdict. Once the spectacle of seeing a lion, tiger or elephant performing under the Big Top was commonplace. Now, only one British circus keeps big cats, and fewer than 50 wild animals perform in four UK-owned circuses including seven tigers, eight camels, five lions, several zebras and a retired elephant called Anne who to...



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