general public want to see an end to animal circuses. They cite various countries who have declared a ban on wild animals in circus as a foil for any scientific argument put forward. The science may - and it does - say that there is no logical reason to ban wild animals in circus any more than it is to ban them in zoos, safari parks or sanctuaries, but the animal rights movement have shown that through recruiting backbench MPs and harassing any authority they can stop animal circuses. By doing this they believe it represents the feelings of the general public.
However, as the above report demonstrates, the general public can sometimes show
that they will support this noble institution even when faced by the protests of the SPCA. In truth, animal circuses can do very well and their very existence is proof of their popularity. If any shows Have to be cancelled, it is often not because the general public turn against them, but because a vocal and mobilized minority do.
Nice to see the tables turned for a change.
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