English actor Roger Moore, who played the iconic role of James Bond from 1973 to 1985, recently called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to introduce legislation that would ban the use of wild animals in circuses. In an article published in Sunday People, Moore states:
"All around the world, animal circuses are being banned. Countries such as Austria, Belgium, Mexico, and the Netherlands have all put an end to such barbarous cruelty to wild animals. Yet ever-so-civilized, animal-loving Britain still allows these archaic exhibitions simply because of a lack of action on the part of Downing Street."
He added that he is aware that "policy change doesn't come overnight," but that the Prime Minister "holds the key" to create change and that "willfully allowing such cruelty is unforgivable." Some other countries and cities that have implemented bans include Iran, Dublin, Norway, Warsaw, and 275 cities in Spain. Moore also described the life of animals in circuses and referenced former Prime Minister David Cameron's failure to live up to his promise of banning the practice by January 2015.
If and when Prime Minister May implements a ban, Moore stated that he would be the first to celebrate and will "gladly pop the cork" with her.
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