Scotland is to become the first part of the UK to ban wild animals in traveling circuses. The move is being welcomed by animal rights activists who call the practice “a Victorian anachronism.”
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon outlined her plans in the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday (September 6), which include intentions to introduce a Wild Animals in Circuses Bill. The new Scottish Bill follows a public consultation two years ago, in which 98% of the Scottish public overwhelmingly backed a ban.
With a spectacular trailer that looks like something straight out of Final Fantasy, an air show using nothing but drones fitted with the equipage for a spectacular dance of light has been announced.
The world-first show is called Air, and will be held at the Amsterdam Arena at a date that is yet to be announced. Organised by Dutch event planning company Fjuze in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the show itself is also something of a mystery, although the Air website drops a few tantalising details.