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.
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.