The Welsh Government is planning to make a law against using wild animals in travelling circuses in Wales, and would like to know what you think.

At the moment, there are no circuses with wild animals in Wales, but they do visit. Two circuses that are registered in England regularly visit Wales, and they use animals including zebra, camel, zebu, reindeer, racoon, fox and macaw, as well as domestic animals. Some circuses from mainland Europe also use elephants, lions and tigers.

The UK Government is planning to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses by January 2020, and Scotland has already put a ban in place.

We'd like to tell Welsh Government what you think - if you'd like to have your say, please answer the questions below by 25th February 2019.

If you'd like more information, you can find the Welsh Government's full consultation online at

Many thanks!

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* 1. Do you agree that the Welsh Government should make a law so that it would be a crime to use wild animals in travelling circuses?

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* 2. Do you think that banning circuses from using wild animals will have a good impact on the attitudes of young people towards animals? Please tell us why.

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