Ban on wild circus animals given initial backing by AMs
A new law banning wild animals in circuses in Wales has won cross-party support in the assembly.
It follows moves to outlaw the practice in Scotland and England.
Rural affairs minister Lesley Griffiths said she does not want Wales to be a "sanctuary" for the remaining two circuses using wild animals in the UK.
The legislation passed its first hurdle in the assembly after AMs agreed the general principle of the bill without objection.
The proposed law has been welcomed by the RSPCA but a man described as Britain's last lion tamer, Thomas Chipperfield, has called it "illiberal".