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Campaigners say circus animals are abused

Animal welfare campaigners have released footage which they claim shows circus trainers beating captive elephants.

They have called for an end to the use of wild animals in circuses.

The Great British Circus has now fired the keeper shown in the video.

Sangita Myska reports.


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