Arts Council continues to support circus suffering in Ireland
The Arts Council of Ireland continues to fund animal circuses and has given grants of tens of thousands of Euros each year to Duffy’s Circus, Circus Gerbola and Fossetts Circus. The Council itself receives funding principally from the Irish Exchequer and National Lottery.
Ireland could take the initiative over a ban on animal circuses
A huge 10-foot inflatable elephant accompanied representatives of Animal Defenders International to a meeting at the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for a last-chance presentation calling for a ban on the use of animals in circuses.