Circuses: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th April 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to maintain the welfare of the wild animals touring with travelling circuses in the event that the Welfare of Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (England) Regulations 2012 expire before a ban on the use of such animals in circuses is in place.

Photo of David Rutley David Rutley Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), Government Whip

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Oxford and West Abingdon, Layla Moran, on 16 October 2018 to PQ 176633.

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