Catalonia bans use of wild animals in circuses
On Wednesday 22nd July, the Catalan parliament voted in favor of a legislation aiming to ban the use of wild animals in circuses and similar performance.
This is a good news as wild animals are often kept in very poor conditions in circuses.
Around the World, a lot of countries have already prohibited the keeping of wild animals in circuses, including 7 EU Countries.
To raise the issue, FOUR PAWS organised in 2013 a conference "Wild animals in captivity" in collaboration with the Born Free Foundation (see: http://www.vier-pfoten.eu/conferences/2013/2013-conference-wild-animals-in-captivity-animal-welfare-law-and-enforcement/).
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