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.