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“End of an era” as Irish circus says goodbye to its big cat acts

24 June 2013

In what has been described as “The end of an era”, the owner of Duffy’s Circus has announced that lions and tigers will not be performing with the circus for the rest of the season, and are unlikely to...

Colombia bans wild animals in circuses

13 June 2013

Bogota, Colombia: The Colombian Congress passed on 12 June Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and travelling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of...

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban

14 May 2013

May 8, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, The Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative....

Colombia Se Acerca A La Prohibición De Animales En Los Circos

14 May 2013

Mayo 14 de 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – La Comisión Quinta del Senado de Colombia aprobó el título y articulado del proyecto de ley que prohíbe el uso de animales en los circos, permitiendo así que esta iniciativa...

Colombia moves closer to circus animal ban

8 May 2013

May 8, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – The Colombian Senate’s Fifth Committee approved a draft bill to end the use of animals in traveling circuses. The 8 to 1 committee vote (4 absent) sends the Bill to the...

European Court rules on landmark nonprofit campaign advertising case

22 April 2013

Leading animal protection organisation Animal Defenders International has today expressed its profound disappointment after the European Court of Human Rights found in favour of the UK government in a...

Government to ban wild animals in circuses from 2015

16 April 2013

Investigations of cruelty and suffering of animals in circuses by Animal Defenders International (ADI) over the past twenty years have changed public attitudes and ADI welcomes today’s announcement by...

Licensing Scheme Fails, No Licences Issued

14 March 2013

The costly licensing scheme for wild animals in circuses, announced by Defra last year instead of the Government’s promised ban, has failed to issue any licences and circuses are travelling with unlicensed...

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