News and blog News BREAKING: England one step closer to banning wild animals in circuses Wednesday, February 28th 2018 Zebra, camels, reindeer… these animals are among the nineteen held captive in circuses forced to travel hundreds of miles up and down the country and perform unnatural tricks. Today, it looks like this exploitation may finally be coming to an end. DEFRA has stated about the current animal circus licensing regulations: The current regulations expire on 19 January 2020. The Government does not intend to renew the regulations as it intends to ensure that a legislative ban is introduced by then. Following the recent announcements of Scotland and Wales’ intentions to bring in a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses and over six decades of campaigning from Freedom for Animals, a ban in England is long overdue. We have been promised a ban by the government many times before and so it is more important than ever to keep up the fight for the freedom of circus animals. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who over the years has demonstrated, lobbied officials, attending council meetings, supported Freedom for Animals and spoke out for the animals – what an amazing result! To all the animal protection groups who have worked hard on this for decades – thank you! Together, we are achieving a better world for animals. Animals in circuses live lives far removed from the life they would have in the wild. They are often made to travel hundreds of miles, kept in rudimentary housing and forced to perform unnatural tricks for audiences. If you donate today, we can work together to bring an end to this exploitation in all of the UK!