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Scotland publish Bill to ban wild animal circuses!

I am so happy to share this fantastic news with you! This morning, the Scottish Government published a Bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses! Thank you so much for working so hard over the years speaking out against this cruel industry. Change is happening! 
Read more here: https://www.captiveanimals.org/news/2017/05/breaking-scottish-government-publishes-bill-to-ban-wild-animals-in-circuses
Once passed, the legislation will be the first outright ban on wild animal circuses anywhere in the UK, joining 18 European countries, and 35 around the world, with restrictions in place – and more in the pipeline.

Publishing the Bill is just the first stage before it becomes law and needs the support of MSPs in the Scottish parliament. 

Contact your local MSP and ask them to support the Bill, using the points below – https://www.writetothem.com/

98% of respondents to a Scottish consultation said they thought wild animals in circuses should be banned

18 European countries and 35 around the world have bans or restrictions on animals in circuses

Scotland can lead the way on banning animal circuses in the UK

Ahead of the General Election, contact your local MPs for all political parties and ask them to include a ban in their manifesto! https://www.writetothem.com/

We were also very happy that the Scottish Government have indicated they will also be looking into other forms of animal use in travelling entertainment, such as mobile zoos, reindeer displays and bird of prey displays. The Government have already used our research from 2016 which investigated the growth of this unregulated industry and we will be submitting more evidence when needed. 

For now, let us celebrate this progress and keep up the action until it is made into law. 

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