A group of animal protection campaigners are urging people to shun circuses which feature outdated acts.
Animal Defenders International is asking Derbyshire residents to avoid Circus Mondao which is performing in Dronfield until October 26.
Campaigners say Mondao’s is one of two circuses still staging wild animal acts which is viewed as an out of date practice and is overwhelmingly opposed by the public, local authorities and politicians.
Jan Creamer, president of ADI, said: “Most people are now aware of the terrible suffering of wild animals in circuses and shun such acts.
“A national ban has been promised but, until it is brought in, these animals are forced to perform silly tricks and endure conditions which deny them their natural behaviours.”
To bring such entertainment to an end, ADI is urging people to ask their MP to back a bill to ban wild animal acts, which will have its second reading tomorrow.
Once the ban is in place, ADI has offered to help relocate the animals so that they can retire from their performing lives and live in peace.