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UK: Government must ban wild animals in circuses as law fails Anne the elephant

Case shows regulations cannot protect animals in circuses

26 November 2012

The decision to release circus owner Bobby Roberts with a conditional discharge, despite being convicted of cruelty to Anne the elephant, has fuelled calls for the Government to bring forward a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

The Government’s temporary’ regulations, brought in ahead of the promised ban on wild animals in circuses, have already been shown to be weak and unenforceable with video evidence from Animal Defenders International (ADI). But the court’s decision on Friday has shown that even where a prosecution for cruelty is successful, it is meaningless....


Source: Case shows regulations cannot protect animals in circuses
Author: Animal Defenders International

Link: Elephant owners in court over alleged animal cruelty

Date: 2012-11-26

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