Animals usage in circuses will be outlawed in the UK by 2020 followed by a long-run campaign by the Animal Welfare Federation. The proclamation came through the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012, that were introduced as a short-term measure prior to the prohibition. According to the report, the current Regulation will expire by January 2020 and instead of renewing on the same, the Regulations will be banned rather. It seems that the activists have been fighting against the practice of inhumane treatments to the animals in the form of starvation, beating and keeping them in unsanitary conditions. Constant suffering and abuse needs to stop somewhere and it seems that day has finally arrived when animals will also enjoy freedom. The president of Animal Defenders International, Jan Creamer, was delighted since it's been a long-term journey since the issue was a major concern of the Federation as animals are made to struggle with poor living conditions with no basic amenities throughout the world. It seems as if the issue of banning circuses is in the cards not only in the UK but also in various other parts of the world including Ireland, Scotland and the Wales.
By: Subrata Dey