Interesting article about how the circus industry is supposedly struggling in Britain. The article claims that rising costs, complex licensing and animal rights campaigns have contributed to its decline.
I'm skeptical though. According to the article, the number of circuses have declined by only 5, falling from 32 to 27 over the past 30 years or so. Seems like it is merely natural attrition in a technological world where video games and tv are more immediately gratifying.
Either way, if circuses insist on wild animal acts, then I have no problem seeing them go.
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