Posted: 4 December 2009
The bill to ban animals in circuses in Peru has been approved in the Agrarian and Andean Peoples Commission, now it is pending its final debate in the Plenary to become law. In order to drive the bill this successful end, ADI launched a public petition requesting the Spokesperson Board to table the bill in the agenda of the Plenary of the Congress. The petition was launched a week ago and already has over 1800 signatures. In the Congress, the petition was in the form of a giant postcard and signed by key Congress Members from different parties such as Cecilia Chacón, Carlos Raffo, Wilson Michael Urtecho, Yhonny Lescano, José Urquizo, María Cleofé Sumire de Conde. ADI’s inflatable elephant accompanied ADI’s team, in the hallways of the legislative Palace of the Peruvian Congress. Later on the week, the elephant was then taken to a university in Lima, where ADI’s volunteers collected signatures to support the public petition. The petition will soon be presented to the President of the Congress.