Los Angeles Council unanimously directs city to draft ordinance to prohibit wild or exotic animal exhibitions for entertainment

(Animal Defenders International Press Release) Animal Defenders International (ADI) applauds the Los Angeles City Council’s unanimous approval today of Council member David Ryu’s motion to instruct the City Attorney to craft an ordinance to prohibit the exhibition of wild or exotic animals for entertainment or amusement. The ordinance aims to protect wild animals from being…

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Vets disappointed at DEFRA climbdown on Circus Animals

(BVA Release) The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has reacted with disappointment at the Government’s decision to introduce a licensing regime rather than impose an outright ban on the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Defra Secretary of State Caroline Spelman announced today that a ban on circus animals could not be introduced in the…

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The SOFA Club from Thorpe House School talk with Tim MacWilliam

The girls from Speaking Out for Animals group SOFA give a lovely interview. I’m back in Parliament as their very proud patron on 3rd February to once again join them on their mission for microchipping to become law. This will not only help in returning lost, stolen or strayed pets, but also combat the increasing and…

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