Stop Circus Suffering

Catalonia passes wild animal circus ban

Commission to look at use of domestic animal circus acts too

Catalonia in Spain has banned wild animal circus acts! The prohibition, which will take effect in 2017, passed on July 22nd with 105 votes in favour and just 19 against.

Showing its diminishing appeal, just one circus will be affected.

The decision follows years of campaigning and a growing number of local bans in the region, secured since the Spanish launch of our Stop Circus Suffering campaign with partner AnimaNaturalis, whose lobbying efforts have been supported by ADI research.

And there is more good news – a commission has been set up to consider whether the ban should be extended to domestic animals too!

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  1. Muriel Servaege · 25 July 2015 at 10:54a

    I’m glad to see what’s being done for animal circuses. I’d like to know if the ban will be respected in the long run.
    Unfortunately, I can’t make a donatiion: I suffer from MS and had to stop work; my husband is on the dole and we still have children at home and studying. Every cent counts.

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