HC Deb 28 March 1895 vol 32 c326

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of a lion tamer named Rowland, connected with a travelling menagerie, who is reported to have been savagely attacked by a lioness three times within a few days, and in one instance terribly injured and rescued with great difficulty, while in another the spectators became panic stricken, women fainted, and several persons fell and were trampled upon; and whether he has any power to discourage or suppress such dangerous exhibitions?


My attention has been called to this case, but I have no power to interfere with exhibitions of this kind.