Charity calls for kindness

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animal welfare charity OneKind were today presenting a 1600-signature petition to the Scottish Parliament, calling for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.

The petition draws attention to recent news footage of severe, habitual abuse of animals in UK circuses.

OneKind policy director Libby Anderson said: “Scotland has the opportunity to lead the way in the UK and show that we will not accept the use of wild animals. No elephant volunteers to stand on a stool to entertain the public – it has to be made to do it, and that is no way to treat an animal.”