Government Minister announces plans to ban wild animals in circuses in Estonia
We are delighted to hear from our friends at Loomus in Estonia that the Government Minister, Ivari Padar, has stated that the country’s animal protection act is to be amended to ban wild animals in circuses, stating that such acts “should be left in the past”. The announcement comes following a meeting with animal organisations last week.
Many of you will remember the tragic story of Medi the elephant who reportedly died of heart failure whilst bathing in a lake after a circus performance last summer. News of her death went worldwide and put a spotlight on the suffering of circus animals in the country.
We hope the ban will pass through parliament without delay, or amendment, and look forward to announcing when it becomes law!