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North Ayrshire Council agreed to “adopt a policy banning the letting of Council owned sites to travelling circuses or similar organisations which utilise animals in the provision of entertainment”.

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North Ayrshire joins East Ayrshire with animal circus ban

Following a motion by Councillor Irene Oldfather at a meeting of the full Council on 19 September 2012, North Ayrshire Council agreed to “adopt a policy banning the letting of Council owned sites to travelling circuses or similar organisations which utilise animals in the provision of entertainment”, effectively banning circuses with performing animals from its land.

East Ayrshire bans animal circuses on its land

East Ayrshire Council unanimously decides to ban all travelling circuses with performing animals from its land, sending a strong signal to Government that it is time for national bans to be introduced to end the suffering.Read more…

Ellesmere Port ban

Animal circus ban confirmed in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Read more…

ADI Local Authority Action

ADI presents the findings of its survey of local authorities on their policies on animal circuses. Read more…

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