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Exotic circus animals to be banned

Exotic circus animals to be banned Circuses which use exotic animals will be banned from performing on Council-owned land in Canterbury-Bankstown, under a new aligned policy for the entire City. No  

Circuses which use exotic animals will be banned from performing on Council-owned land in Canterbury-Bankstown, under a new aligned policy for the entire City.

Mayor Khal Asfour said the draft Use of Exotic Animals in Circuses Policy will be on public exhibition until 30 July.

"We all agree it is not appropriate for lions, tigers, elephants and the like, to be caged and used as performance animals," he said.

"And this step brings us in line with a number of other councils in Australia which have taken similar action."

The RSPCA defines an exotic animal as a non-companion, wild species of animal that is non-native to Australia and has either been taken from its natural habitat or bred in captivity. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Big cats, including tigers;
  • Elephants;
  • Bears; and
  • Primates, including gorillas.

In an effort to further streamline the former Bankstown and Canterbury City Councils’ policies, the draft Memorials and Helicopters on Council Land Policies have also been placed on public exhibition.

The draft Memorials Policy establishes guidelines for Council to consider when establishing a memorial or monument at a particular location and any decommissioning of memorials, if necessary.

The draft Helicopters on Council Land Policy proposes to consent to short-term, or temporary, helicopter landings on Council-owned land, by not-for-profit or community groups.

All three draft policies can be viewed at:

  • cb.city/haveyoursay; and
  • Bankstown and Campsie Customer Service Centres.

Written submissions on any of these policies must be received by 5pm 30 July 2018:

  • Online - cb.city/haveyoursay; or
  • Mail - City of Canterbury Bankstown Community Engagement Team, P.O. Box 8, Bankstown, 1885.

 27/06/2018 2:37 PM