France announces ‘gradual’ ban on wild animals in circuses

France announces 'gradual' ban on wild animals in circuses

France announced that it’ll “gradually” ban the use of wild animals in circuses, the Environment Minister Barbara Pompili said.

“Today, I announce the progressive end of the presence of wild animals in traveling circuses, a ban on the presence of orcas and dolphins in dolphinariums not adapted to the needs of marine mammals, and the end of mink farming for fur,” she said.

Pompili said the measures would affect about 80 circuses, which have some 230 animals, including big cats, elephants, hippos, wolves and others.

“The transition will take several years and existing animal shows will receive government support to switch to a new model,” she said.

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