The German circus Roncalli is the first in the world to use the spectacle - which media outlets have described as 'amazing'
'It's time for countries without bans in place to step up and stop animals and people being put in harm's way'
This legislation has been a long time coming: a ban was first promised under a Labour Government in 2006. Since that time, repeated efforts by backbench MPs to bring in a ban through Private Member's Bills, supported have been thwarted by a handful of MPs
The white rhino is technically classified as a 'near-threatened' species
Footage of the circus shows the animal being abused
The move follows years of campaigning
Draft proposals have been repeatedly blocked over the last few years
The decision has been praised - but many want the ban extended across the UK
The move is good news for wild animals
The circus has racked up numerous violations against animals