Circus on tour with wild animals as costly licensing scheme fails to issue licences
The costly licensing scheme for wild animals in circuses, which became effective in January, has failed to issue licences to the two circuses that have applied to include wild and exotic animals in their circus tours for the 2013 season, which has already got under way.
Anne’s life and the ankus
ADI has an obligation to probe and ask questions of those in possession of vulnerable animals, and we take particular life-long interest in those animals whose lives have been changed by an ADI investigation. The long-term monitoring of Anne’s life that resulted in the successful recordings in the barn, led to her final release from her suffering.
Defra say no licences issued for circuses with wild animals
UPDATE: In a written answer to a parliamentary question on 14 February 2013, it was stated by Mr Heath that: To date, two applications for a licence have been received by DEFRA. One inspection has taken place and a date for the other inspection has been booked. No licences have been issued so far.
ADI meets with Welsh Minister to discuss wild animals in circuses
On 13 February, Animal Defenders International met with John Griffiths, Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development, and his advisors at the National Assembly for Wales in Cardiff to discuss the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales.
British circus ship their tigers off to Ireland ahead of promised ban
In a move which appears to signal the beginning of the end for the remaining wild animals in circuses in Britain, ADI can reveal that the owner of the Great British Circus, Martin Lacey, has shipped his tigers off to Ireland to perform with the Courtney Brothers Circus.