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Madrid has banned wild animal circuses, acknowledging that the form of entertainment raises animal welfare concerns. The City Council of Madrid passed the landmark bill late last March, as reported by Efe: Verde. The European Veterinary Federation noted that the needs of animals cannot be met in a circus whereby elephants, tigers, and lions, among […]
Most of us have visited a zoo at some point in our lives. For animal lovers, a family day out at the zoo at first seems like an easy and enjoyable way to get up close with some of our favorite creatures. But should a tiger, elephant, or monkey really be kept in an enclosure […]
A veterinarian clinic in Johannesburg is on a mission to help protect the city’s abundant wildlife.  The Johannesburg Wildlife Veterinary Centre (JWVC), helmed by Dr Karin Lourens, is the first of its kind to only service wild animals — and it does so at no charge to the city, relying instead solely on donations. The wildlife patients run […]
Animals in Hawaii just received one of the best Christmas gifts possible after the state made the move to ban wild animals in circuses. Hawaii is the second state in the United States to do so. Last month, New Jersey became the first state in America to ban the use of wild and exotic animals […]
In a step toward improved animal rights laws, Portugal has banned the use of wild animals in circuses. The law passed by parliament means that the more than 1,000 different animals – including lions, penguins, elephants, rhinos, ostriches, and camels – will be no longer allowed in circuses by the year 2024. The law covers […]
New Jersey has banned all traveling shows and circuses that use wild and exotic animals, such as elephants, giraffes, big cats, camels, bears, and crocodiles, from performing in the state. It is the first state in the United States to implement such a law. According to petition site Care2, the act to ban the practice […]

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