‘Animal circuses on the Park Lands are now an endangered species’

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My motion for Council to develop a policy banning animal circuses from the Park Lands was narrowly defeated on Tuesday night. Instead Council asked administration to prepare a report investigating the implications of any prohibition. I plan to move on the issue at a future meeting and hope to win support for a ban before the 2016 circus season. It is clear that community opposition to animal circuses in Adelaide is continuing to build…

The issue was the subject of significant community debate and media coverage. Here are some of the highlights:

– Anthony Templeton, ‘Councillors roar but circuses still get the nod,’ The City – The Advertiser, 26 March.

– ‘Live animal circuses raise ire of Adelaide City Councillor’, ABC News, 30 March 2015. 

Channel 10 News, 14 April 2015. 

– Channel 10 News, 15 April 2015

– Channel 7 News, 14 April 2015

– Anthony Templeton, ‘Lions to remain in parklands a little longer,’ The City – The Advertiser, 14 April 2015. 

– ‘Councillor’s bid to ban animal circuses knocked back,’ ABC News, 15 April 2015

– Anthony Templeton, ‘Push to ban live animal circuses defeated by circus matriach believes it’s just a reprieve,’ The Advertiser, 16 April 2016, 23

– ‘Circuses and Animal Cruelty,’ Wave-length Fresh FM, 5 May 2015. 

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