SHEFFIELD: Circus animal rights concern

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CIRCUS performers are coming to Sheffield - but the shows have caused controversy with animal rights activists.

Zippo’s Circus is setting up its big top at Endcliffe Park and will be putting on shows from Thursday until Tuesday, June 12.

But campaign group Animal Defenders International has called for a boycott due to the use of animals.

Jan Creamer, chief executive of Animal Defenders International, said: “Animals have to endure constant transportation and live in rudimentary, temporary accommodation. We urge people to only go to circuses with human only acts – those acts have a choice.”

Zippo’s said it complies with all current animal transport regulations.