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January 08, 2020 - BBC

Ban on wild animals given initial backing by AMs

Ban on wild animals given initial backing by AMs
Ban wild animals in circusesCredit: PETA UK

A new law banning wild animals in circuses in Wales has won cross-party support in the assembly. It follows moves to outlaw the practice in Scotland and England.

Rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said she does not want Wales to be a "sanctuary" for the remaining two circuses using wild animals in the UK.Ms Griffiths told the assembly that using wild animals "purely for our entertainment cannot be justified".

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