French police have taken away an emaciated lion from a circus in Vironvay, western France, following complaints from an animal rights organisation.
The prefecture for the Eure region said in a statement the lion had been seized as the circus had a licence for only four lions. Four other lions remain at the circus and their health is being tested, it said.
Video footage obtained by Reuters showed the animal moving with difficulty in its cage at an animal rescue centre. Its ribs showed through its pelt and it had deep cuts on its tail…
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