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Clive has joined the RSPCA in Parliament to campaign for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Circuses are wholly unsuitable environments for wild animals, with repeated studies showing that circus life is likely to have a significantly harmful impact on the welfare of many types of animals1. An increasing number of countries have now introduced bans on the use of wild animals in circuses, leaving the UK lagging behind on this important issue of animal welfare2.

A total ban is long overdue and is supported by the public. With the existing regulations due to expire in January 2020, now is the time for the Government to take action to cement the UK’s position as a world leader in animal welfare3.

Clive Efford said:

“I’m proud to support the RSPCA in campaigning to bring an end to the use of wild animals in circuses. We are a nation of animal lovers, so I find it shocking that this practice is still happening in the UK today. It is time for the Government to take action.”

Ros Clubb, Senior Scientific Manager for Captive Wild Animals, said:

“Wild animals do not belong in the circus. We continue to push the Westminster Government to bring in its manifesto promise to ban the outdated practice of using wild animals in circuses in England as we believe these animals cannot be cared for adequately within the current level of regulations. Circuses touring with wild animals need to be finally consigned to the history books. In 2018, there's simply no excuse for it.”

Clive calls on Government to ban the use of wild animals in circuses

Clive has joined the RSPCA in Parliament to campaign for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. Circuses are wholly unsuitable environments for wild animals, with repeated...

Clive has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling to reiterate his demand for Govia to be prevented from bidding again on the contract for Southeastern rail services.

Clive has also called for an investigation into the train which became stranded outside Lewisham on the 5th April - this occurred just over one month after a similar incident took place on the 2nd March.

You can read the text of Clive's letter below

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Clive calls for inquiry after another train is stranded outside Lewisham

Clive has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling to reiterate his demand for Govia to be prevented from bidding again on the contract for Southeastern rail...

Clive Efford has congratulated Charlton Athletic Commuity Trust (CACT) on being awarded the London Community Club of the year award.

The trust impressed judges with their ground-breaking work to form Invicta FC - making CACT the first ever professional trust to launch a dedicated LGBT friendly team.

Clive attended the award ceremony and congratulated the trust on their 'trail-blazing' work in the community.

Clive congratulates Charlton Community Trust on award win

Clive Efford has congratulated Charlton Athletic Commuity Trust (CACT) on being awarded the London Community Club of the year award. The trust impressed judges with their ground-breaking work to form...


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