Wild Animals (Circuses)

Part of Backbench Business — [29th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 23rd June 2011.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) 4:18 pm, 23rd June 2011

I have received a huge number of e-mails and correspondence from constituents about this matter. Mark Pritchard, whom I congratulate on having initiated the debate, mentioned how the conditions in which the animals are kept adversely affect them. Andrew Rosindell referred to facts. The usual life expectancy of animals kept in such conditions is much shorter than that of animals not kept in those conditions.