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Voters reject bylaw outlawing circus

The show will go on in Dalton. Town meeting voters in the Berkshire County town on Monday rejected a bylaw that would have ended the decades-long tradition of annual visits by the Kelly Miller Circus, or similar shows featuring exotic animals. The Berkshire Eagle reported that voters rejected the circus ban 184-92. The proposed bylaw stated that ‘‘no living nondomesticated animal shall be displayed for public entertainment or amusement in circuses, carnivals, traveling events, or other similar entities.’’ A group called Berkshire Voters for Animals proposed the bylaw. The Dalton Lion’s Club has raised tens of thousands of dollars by sponsoring the circus since 1994.