Quote: The UK's last lion tamer has been refused a licence to use three big cats in a travelling circus.
Thomas Chipperfield's appeal against the decision, made by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in July, was also dismissed in court.
A Defra spokesman said it remained "absolute" in its commitment to ban wild animals in circuses.
Mr Chipperfield, of Winchester, Hampshire, said no welfare concerns were raised and he plans a new appeal.
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