Finally! Things are changing for the animals in captivity who are forced to perform for our amusement -- and we couldn't be happier!
With more than 6,5000 responses from the public, this new law was "overwhelmingly backed," said the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths, agreed with the ban and stated that wild animals should be "treated with respect".
Wales will join the circus ban that has been passed in Scotland, Republic of Ireland, and what is currently passing through Parliament in England.
The world is coming to realize that wild animals shouldn't be exploited for our entertainment. Claire Lawson of RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said that keeping wild animals in traveling circuses has no place in modern Wales. And Dr Chris Draper, Head of animal welfare and captivity at wildlife charity Born Free Foundation, added, "Great Britain may soon be free of circuses with wild animals."
We certainly hope so! At least we know things for wild animals in performance roles are heading in the right direction!
Story via BBC News