Great News. If this story is to be believed, we are nearing a long-overdue change in the way wild animals are treated. Caroline Spelman and Jim Paice have both now indicated that they are close to banning the use of wild animals in Circuses. We applaud them. It’s time.
And congratulations to all those good people who have been campaigning for this change for along time.
I can only hope that this will pave the way towards the general understanding that ALL wild animals deserve our protection – including those on our doorsteps, whether we live in the country or the towns. Foxes, Badgers, Deer, Rabbits, Hares, Squirrels, Hedgehogs, and – yes – Voles, Mice, and Rats, all are worthy of decent treatment in the future of a decent society. It’s time.