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MPs defy ministers and back ban on wild circus animals

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posted on Jun, 24 2011 @ 12:29 AM
MPs have defied the government and backed a ban on wild animals being used in circuses in England after a heated debate in Parliament.

Tory MP Mark Pritchard's motion was approved without a formal vote.

Earlier, he said he was "threatened" by No 10 and told the prime minister would look upon it "dimly" if he pressed ahead with the debate in the Commons.

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edit on 24-6-2011 by digby888 because: (no reason given)


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