24 Jun '11, 7pm

UK Unanimously Votes For Circus Ban | Care2 Causes

UK Unanimously Votes For Circus Ban | Care2 Causes

More than 50 British lawmakers from all the major parties voted unanimously for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in British circuses. The highly charged debate Thursday evening defied the Prime Minister’s directive and left the government with little choice, except to move forward with freeing lions and tigers from circuses. The historic vote went against Prime Minister David Cameron’s government that insists imposing restrictions on the use of animals would go against European laws and prompt legal action. Currently there are 40 wild animals used in the three circuses that tour Britain. Jan Creamer, Chief Executive of Animal Defenders International to The Independent ,”Politicians have now sent a clear instruction to the Government and they should now proceed with a ban. This debate and vote has exposed the Government and demonstrated just how out of touch they h...

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