Circus bosses say art could soon die out in Czech Republic

Representatives of leading Czech circuses say that they are afraid the country’s circus arts could die out within a few years. Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, circus heads called for traditional Czech circuses to be added to the country’s non-material cultural heritage list. They also said proposed new regulations regarding the treatment of animals in Czech circuses would be so strict as to mean they had nothing to offer audiences. There are around 30 circuses in the Czech Republic.

Author: Ian Willoughby