Wildlife: Animal Welfare:Written question - 282358

Q
(South Shields)
Asked on: 25 July 2019
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Wildlife: Animal Welfare
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the provisions of the Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Act 2019 applies to wild animals used in public parades.
A
Answered by: Zac Goldsmith
Answered on: 09 September 2019

The Wild Animals in Circuses Act 2019 prohibits the use of wild animals as part of a travelling circus in England. A wild animal is used in a travelling circus if the animal performs or is exhibited as part of the circus. The Government has committed to issue guidance covering, amongst other things, activities that it considers will and will not be prohibited by the Act.

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