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Bulgaria becomes latest country to bring in circus ban

Bulgaria prohibiting the use of primates, big cats and camels – making it the 31st country and 17th member of the European Union to act on circus suffering.

Bulgaria has become the latest country to bring in national restrictions on the use of animals in circuses, prohibiting the use of primates, big cats and camels – making it the 31st country and 17th member of the European Union to act.

The change in law follows restrictions placed on circuses under the Animal Protection Act which included requirements to register and adhere to European Union regulations on health provisions and the movement of animals between Member States. Circuses are also obligated to register their touring schedule and performance programme with regional government.

ADI has written to the Government to ask for clarification as what will happen to the now prohibited animals previously touring with circuses in Bulgaria, as well as pressing for the ban to be extended to include all animals.

Together with our Stop Circus Suffering campaign partners, ADI is working to end the suffering and abuse of circus animals around the world.

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Comments

  1. Sherie haines · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    I’m really pleased about this ban , Bulgarian people are becoming more aware of cruellty .

  2. Manuela · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    Stop abusing animals n Zoo and Circusses !!!
    They belong in their wild Habitat !!!

  3. Merle Kotze · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    While it is a victory that they have banned certain animal by name, surely it should read @A ban on ALL Animals in circuses.??

  4. isabelle obscur · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    PLEASE protect these animals from circus and after circus !

  5. Marie-Joëlle MERLIN · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    bravo

  6. Kirsten Nielsen · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    Please save the animals!!!

  7. frances ambroselli · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    Thank god there are people out there helping these poor animal and elephants that are being torch in these circus

  8. rosangela araujo · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    DEIXAM OS ANIMAIS VIVER NA CASA DELES VCS ROUBAM A VIDA E A PAZ DESSES ANIMAIS ELES NÃO PRECISA DOS HUMANOS ELES VIVEM MUITO BEM COM SUAS ORIGEM

  9. Sara Arbogast · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    Stop using ALL animals in circuses … abuse!

  10. Anne Prost · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    BRAVO à la Bulgarie !
    Et honte à la France arriérée !
    Chaque année, je fuis en été la station balnéaire (déserte 10 mois sur 12) où je vis.
    Je fuis les touristes ET les horribles cirques qui ne cessent de défiler.
    Entendre les voitures + hauts parleurs qui sillonnent les rues pour appeler la populace et croiser les misérables animaux encagés est au-dessus de mes forces.

  11. nicole dorge · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    bravo, heureuse pour tous ces pauvres animaux!

  12. cioby · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    please save the animals!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. karin · 17 March 2015 at 5:09a

    please stop killing and suffering animals for circus!! please god!! :(((

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