Circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals in their shows from 1 December 2015. Strict regulations have also been introduced to improve conditions of working animals until the law is changed. This means that if you go to the circus, you will no longer see lions, tigers or elephants performing for the crowd. Many people consider this to be cruel and have been campaigning against it for years. They argue that the animals spend too much time travelling in their cages and that brutal methods are used in training them. Sadly, the ban does not include domestic animals, like horses and dogs. This is apparently because they are used to conditions like travelling.
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Study the wordsBanned– prohibited Wild– undomesticated Strict regulations– severe rules Improve– make better No longer– no more Crowd– audience Cruel- causing pain and suffering Campaigning– protesting Argue– hold an opinion Cages– metal enclosures Brutal– hard and violent Sadly– unfortunately Apparently– it appears that Used to– accustmed to
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- Circuses to be banned from using wild animals (guardian.co.uk)