An overwhelming 94 per cent of the 398 people who took part in apublic consultation exercise believe all animals should be banned from circuses, a spokesman for the Parliamentary Secretariat for Animal Rights said.
Only 21 people, or five per cent, said animals should be allowed to perform in circuses. Four people said the ban should only apply to wild animals and that domestic animals, like dogs and cats, should be allowed to perform.
Despite the result of the consultation exercise, the final decision will be taken by MPs who will be debating the subject in Parliament later this year.
Over the past years animal rights activists have protested whenever an animal circus came to Malta.
NGOsinsisted that using animals…
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