Articles tagged with: circus The campaign to end the use of animals in circuses in the U.S., led by Animal Defenders International. Thomas Chipperfield and his big cat circus act. 19 July 2018 · 0 comments Big cat circus trainer Thomas Chipperfield has been refused a licence to perform in England by Defra. Revealed in April 2018, the decision was upheld by North Staffordshire Magistrates Court following an appeal. The show sadly goes on for ex-Ringling big cats in Europe. 16 October 2017 · 2 comments Former Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus big cat trainer Alexander Lacey is back perfoming in Europe following his controversial departure from the US last month. Norway says NO to wild animal circus acts! 12 September 2016 · 1 comment Norwegian government has published new regulations which will effectively end the use of wild animals in circuses. How regulations are failing animals in British circuses 27 February 2015 · 0 comments Inspection reports and licence applications released to ADI under the Freedom of Information Act reveal how regulations are failing the animals.