This month it was reported in the media of an assault on the staff of the Ramos Bros circus in San Bernardino, California. These assaults were linked to a protest against the circus by the extremist animal rights organisation Direct Action Everywhere (DxE). On its website it states:
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"The academic panel concluded that there appears to be little evidence to demonstrate that the welfare of animals kept in travelling circuses is any better or worse than that of animals kept in other captive environments" - Executive Summary of the DEFRA Circus Working Group 2007
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