Animal circus will not return
By Megan Reynolds
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Ringmaster Martin Lacey nose to nose with a lion in his circus
WILD animals performing in the Great British Circus will not return to Chingford Plain this year.
The travelling show – which boasts the largest collection of wild animals currently touring
But The City of London’s
The Great British Circus is one of only three animal circuses still operating in the
Animal rights campaigners following the circus visited Chingford Plain to distribute leaflets deterring visitors from attending.
The RSPCA is opposed to exhibitions of all animals in circuses, and the
advertisementThe Great British Circus was therefore able to visit Chingford Plain, as the land is owned by the City of
However, they were forced to reconsider their position when they could not ignore the protests and letters from animal rights campaigners.
4:42pm Wednesday 21st March 2007
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