Proposals to amend Brighton and Hove City Council’s animal welfare charter to ban the use of domestic animals in circuses were voted down by the tourism development and culture committee on Thursday, in large part due to legal precedent.Or as we laymen put it 'a fear of getting sued'.
The vote has caused bad blood, with one Green councillor accusing committee chairman councillor Alan Robbins, Labour, of a u-turn.
Cllr Robbins hit back by saying the Greens were indulging in “political point-scoring”.Good job the Labour politicians would never do that, eh?
Zippos presented the meeting with its own 2,000-strong petition of support for the circus, which uses horses and budgerigars in its acts.
Its director Martin Burton said: “The petition is based on moral, not welfare, grounds and its supporters aggressively seek to impose their extreme political agenda on everyone.”And it's long past time someone stood up to them.