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  1. Peter W. Scott
  1. Biotope, PO Box 60, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 9XN

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WHETHER a ban on ‘wild’ animals in circuses is indeed implemented has still to be seen. There are legal hurdles yet to jump despite the draft Bill.

Moral posturing often overcomes rational argument but shouldn't masquerade as an ethical stance. If a ban is enacted it won't be scientifically based; it will be a political expediency because a vocal minority made a lot of noise.

I was part of an extensive scientific review …

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