Monday, 20 July 2015

Big cat circus show attracts few people in Wales

The first night of a new circus-style show featuring three tigers and two lions in Welshpool, Wales on 3rd July, attracted just 22 people; proving that most people voted with their feet and stayed away, The Born Free Foundation has said.

The Daily Post North Wales have also reported thousands have signed an online petition, organised by animal rights campaign group Animal Defenders International, to have the show stopped when it comes to Wrexam July 17-26. 

Run by Thomas Chipperfield, ‘An Evening with Lions and Tigers’ featured a 30-minute performance in which the big cats undertook a series of circus-style manoeuvres such as rolling over, laying down and jumping through hoops. Afterwards, Chipperfield fielded questions from the meagre audience, and then took them outside to watch the animals being fed.

Marilyn Chipperfield, the mother of Thomas Chipperfield who runs the show, told the Daily Post North Wales: “The signatures on the petition come from supporters of ADI all over the world and it is our belief that many of them are multiple signings so in reality there are not thousands against the show.

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