Councilwoman Drops Proposed Ban on Circus Animals in Baltimore County

The circus lives on in Baltimore County.

A county councilwoman said Monday she is withdrawing legislation that would have forbidden traveling animal acts, such as those in a circus, from appearing in the county.

“The timing was not right,” said Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, who introduced the bill last week.

The measure would have affected any circus or other traveling show with live animal acts. But only one circus, the UniverSoul Circus, has put on such performances in the county in recent years.