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Are wild animals suited to a travelling circus life

  title={Are wild animals suited to a travelling circus life},
  author={Graziella Iossa and Carl D. Soulsbury and Stephen Harris},
  journal={Animal Welfare},
A comprehensive synopsis of the welfare of captive, wild (ie non-domesticated) animals in travelling circuses is missing. We examined circus animal welfare and, specifically, behaviour, health, living and travelling conditions. We compared the conditions of non-domesticated animals in circuses with their counterparts kept in zoos. Data on circus animals were very scarce; where data were absent, we inferred likely welfare implications based on zoo data. Circus animals spent the majority of the… Expand

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