News and blog News Welsh Wild Animal Circus Ban Progresses The proposed ban on wild animals in circuses in Wales has passed the stage 3 debate. This means that the bill will now go to the forth and final stage - a vote on the bill itself. Should the bill then be voted through, Wales will join England and Scotland and finally implement a ban on this cruel practice! There are currently two UK circuses who have wild animals - Circus Mondao and Peter Jollys Circus, however both have been forced to cut their 2020 tours short due to the lockdown. The Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, previously stated that it was unjustifiable to allow this practice to continue in Wales and that a ban in Wales will ensure consistency on the issue across Great Britain and prevent Wales from becoming a 'sanctuary' for the two remaining circuses using wild animals in the UK. The Republic of Ireland also has a similar ban in place. The Wild Animals and Circuses (Wales) Bill has been delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis, however a ban is now well underway to becoming law! TAKE ACTION Please contact your local Member of the Senedd and ask them to support the bill in the stage 4 vote. Find and contact your local MS here *We do not yet know when the vote will be taking place but anticipate it will be soon! So please do not delay! ** If you are not a Welsh resident you can still provide vital support to this crucial step of the campaign by making a donation today. **Your gift will be put to use to push for Members of Senedd to support the ban, to monitor progress of the bill, and to make sure we get the best outcome for animals!Make an urgent donation for animals in circuses here: www.freedomforanimals.org.uk/donate If we raise more than we need for this action your donations will be used to help other animals exploited for entertainment, like domestic animals in circuses, reindeer and other animals used in festive events and animals in mobile zoos. Thank you.