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Stop Circus Suffering: Mexico

Posted: 21 June 2012. Updated: 14 April 2014

Work begins to bring in a circus ban in Mexico

April 2014: Since the introduction of a bill to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in Mexico last month, ADI Latinamerica has been cranking up our Stop Circus Suffering campaign! Read more....

Colima bans animal circus shows

March 2014: MPs in Colima have unanimously approved an amendment to their animal protection law which will ban animal circus shows, though still permit the public display of animals. The move makes Colima the third Mexican state to introduce such a ban, behind Morelos and Querétar. The initiative was launched by Mariano Trillo Quiroz who stated how animals are mistreated when trained for circus shows.

Tiger Attacks Trainer at Circus in Mexico

A circus tiger attacked its trainer during a performance at the Suárez Brothers Circus (Circo Hermanos Suárez) on Saturday, February 2, 2013, in the city of Etchojoa, Sonora in Mexico. Read more...

’Unnatural Acts’ film screened across Mexico

ADI’s ‘Unnatural Acts’ film, which exposes animal cruelty in circuses across South America, has been screened in the media in México D.F. as well as in schools, universities and during meetings with officials in a number of Mexican Provinces. Our thanks to AnimaNaturalis for their assistance.

Circus elephant Benny stuck in Mexico

ADI’s Rescue Team is fighting to prevent Benny being returned to the circus, and to bring him to the PAWS sanctuary in the US. Please help bring Benny to safety. Read more...

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