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# circuses - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

'The greatest show on earth' has ended after 146 years

The circus had stopped using elephants last year but continued to use other animals.

# circuses - Friday 21 April, 2017

These brown bears now live in the lap of luxury after a life of horrendous abuse

A specialised centre in northern Ukraine seeks to give such bears a better life. The abuse of brown bears in the country is a longstanding cultural problem.

# circuses - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland ban the use of animals in circuses?

A youth group will hold a protest against these circuses this weekend.

# circuses - Friday 4 March, 2016

The show must not go on – the time to ban wild animals from circuses is now

At least 12 local authorities have introduced bans on the use of council land by circuses – but a full ban is needed, writes Elisa Allen.

# circuses - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Have animal circuses been banned from Kildare?

A motion on banning circuses from using public land passed through Kildare County Council yesterday evening.