Yes, for once, I am not making a joke about politicians being clowns. Moyle Council is set to allow circuses to return to council land after a blanket ban on all circuses with performing animals, which has been in place since the 1990s, has been overturned..
A motion, proposed by Sinn Fein councillor Oliver McMullan has been passed in recognition of tighter controls on animal welfare. As before, circuses will only be allowed to work on council land if they meet certain criteria.
Hopefully this is a move that will be followed by similar actions from other local councils, as I believe the councils seem unaware of the damage they are actually causing animals who are forced to stay in less comfortable conditions on non council land.