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Irish Government Bans Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

What used to be a massive attraction for circuses around the world is quickly becoming a relic of the past. Local, state and national governments have been installing legislation after listening to animal rights and welfare groups as well as the public’s attitude towards the use of tigers, elephants and other species in circus shows.

 It appears Ireland has become the latest country to introduce a ban against using them in any type of show. Circuses across Ireland will have until the end of the year to find a suitable place for its wild animals, as the new rule comes into effect on January 1.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has released a statement, saying: “The use of wild animals for entertainment purposes in circuses can no longer be permitted. This is the general view of the public at large and a position I am happy to endorse.

 

Link to Full Length Article at LAD Bible.