French travelling circus crippled by lockdowns

This French circus is stranded in Belgium

The family-run Zavatelli Circus

usually travels to 30 cities each year

Now, unable to travel or perform across Europe

it is waiting out the lockdown

in a car park in the southern Belgian town of Gembloux

and quickly running out of funds to feed the animals

ZAVATELLI CIRCUS DIRECTOR, KEVIN DUBOIS: "For us, the confinement is very difficult because we are not working. We have no cash flow. Frankly, it is becoming an issue because we have 60 animals to feed which is €500 per week. And there are 25 people who work here. Frankly, it gets very very difficult. We don't know how to make ends meet."

Video Transcript

[NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

INTERPRETER: For us, the confinement is very difficult because we are not working. We have no cash flow. Frankly, it is becoming an issue because we have 60 animals to feed, which is 500 euros per week. And there are 25 people who work here. Frankly, it gets very, very difficult. We don't know how to make ends meet.