260A. Wild animals and circuses

260A.     Wild animals and circuses

A circus operator1 may not use a wild animal2 in a travelling circus in England3. For this purpose, a circus operator uses a wild animal in a travelling circus if the animal performs or is exhibited as part of the circus4.

A circus operator who contravenes this provision is guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine5.

Provision is made about inspections for the purposes of enforcing the above provisions6.