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Stop Circus Suffering: France

Posted: 13 January 2014. Updated: 20 January 2016

Brutal past catches up with circus elephant trainer

In a dramatic move, Circus Bouglione in France has dropped notorious elephant trainer Lars Holscher. Read more

’The 100-Year-Old Man’ film criticised by ADI & Code Animal

ADI and Code Animal urge cinema goers to avoid ‘The 100-year-old man’ film over its use of an abused circus elephant. Read more

The human tragedy of animal circuses in France documented

December 2013: A list of serious accidents involving wild animals in French circuses has been compiled by our friends at Code Animal to demonstrate the tragic consequences of using wild animals in circus acts, and the risks that circuses owners expose both their staff and the public to on a daily basis. Over the years, several people have died from circus animal attacks and many more sustained injuries. The list (which can be viewed in French here) is by no means exhaustive.

ADI backs campaign to stop circus cruelty in France

December 2013: ADI is delighted to be working with the French organisation Code Animal and will be backing their campaign to end the suffering of animals in circuses across France. To this end, we have provided them with a French translation of our hard-hitting video about the circus industry – Stop Circus Suffering – which will be used to raise awareness and campaign for change. Watch the French Stop Circus Suffering video here.

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