From In Defense of
Circus Animals Get A Break In Slovenia
We have good news to report on the international circus front!
Slovenia recently banned the use of wild animals in circuses, making it the fourth European Union nation to impose such a ban.
In the United States, at least 55 communities have some ban or restriction in place on the use of animals in circuses or for elephant rides.
In December, the City Commission of Hallandale Beach, Florida voted to ban bullhooks, bucking straps and other cruel devices used to train and dominate animals to perform tricks for entertainment.
And the Los Angeles City Council will soon vote on an ordinance that would ban the use of elephants in traveling circuses, and also prohibit use of the bullhook.
We encourage our members and supporters to initiate and support similar efforts to ban or limit the use of animals in circuses.