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With New Ban, No More Lions and Tigers and Bears at Circuses

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- 1885 days ago -
Lions, tigers, bears, elephants and other wild animals will not longer star in circus shows in the UK, the Guardian reports. Instead, only domesticated animals such as ponies horses will leap through hoops and perform other circus tricks.

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Teresa W (782)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 6:55 am
A step forward, but ponies shouldn't be abused either.

Pat B (356)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:06 am
The US needs to also step up and enforce this as well. Good for the UK. Concur with Teresa's comment too. Thanks, Cher for this.

Sue H (7)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:45 am
Excellent news.

Kit B (276)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:41 am

Very good news, now if only we could make that happen every where.

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Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:46 am
Time for celebration with good news

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:47 am
That's one of the reason Cirque de Soleil is so popular.

Js Angela (6)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:48 am
I enjoy good news so much!!!! That is incredible and wonderful :-)

pam w (139)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:00 am
One step at a time?

S S (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:08 am
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:31 am
It's a big step. A major success!

. (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 10:48 am
If only we could follow the UK.

Chris C (152)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 11:57 am
Elephants should be included. ALL circuses should be BANNED, period!

Lisa W (143)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:35 pm
One step at time is right, all must follow this ban everywhere! TY Cher!

Julie E (405)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:43 pm

Great news but why is it going to take so long to make it illegal?

"the ban will go into effect on December 1, 2015".


Ruth M (235)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:58 pm
No animals wild or domestic should be performing in circus' only humans as they have a choice in what they do!!!

Ruth C (87)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 4:07 pm
I agree with Ruth M.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:40 pm
About time!

Sara P (54)
Monday April 22, 2013, 10:18 am
All the circuses in the world that are using animals, wild or domestic, in their shows they have to close!!!!!! All!!!! Thanks Cher

Sandi C (98)
Monday April 22, 2013, 11:07 am
good to hear.

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Monday April 22, 2013, 12:30 pm
noted, thank you for sharing

Carol H (229)
Friday May 3, 2013, 6:54 am
good news, thanks Cher
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