Animal rights lobby slam circus

Animal rights groups have urged people to boycott Tom Duffy’s Circus when it visits Loughshore from June 19 - 23.

Animal Defenders International and Animal Rights Action Network claim that some circus animals suffer “horrific abuses” during training, but admit that they have no evidence of such practices at Tom Duffy’s Circus.

The circus, which was in Ballyclare earlier this week ahead of its five-day run in Jordanstown, has denied any suggestion of cruelty and says its animals are well treated.