Circus in Guangzhou re­sists shut­down ef­fort

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The Guangzhou Zoo in Guang­dong prov­ince will seek help from law en­force­ment agen­cies, lo­cal in­dus­tries and com­merce au­thor­i­ties to shut down per­for­mances by a longestab­lished circus troupe on its premises af­ter the troupe’s op­er­a­tor re­fused to stop. The zoo in­formed the troupe in July that it would not re­new its con­tract when it ex­pired at the end of Au­gust, the zoo said in a state­ment. It plans to use the circus venue to build a sci­en­tific ex­hi­bi­tion cen­ter. But the circus op­er­a­tor con­tin­ued to sell tick­ets for shows. The venue was leased to the circus op­er­a­tor in 1993. Shows have been per­formed six times a day for more than 24 years. Huang Yingzhi of An­hui prov­ince, who heads the circus, said the troupe re­ceived no­tice on Aug 14 to close the show. “We are still dis­cussing our fu­ture with the zoo. The zoo has of­fered to help trans­port the an­i­mals,” Huang was quoted as say­ing by Xin­hua News Agency.

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