Italy has banned ALL animals in circuses!
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM

ADI Animal Defenders International
November 2017

Italy becomes the 41st country to pass national measures prohibiting the use of animals in circuses.


ADI President Jan Creamer addressing the Italian Senate in March. ADI is happily surprised that the ban would pass just eight onths later...

The final vote on the bill to phase out ALL animals in circuses and travelling shows took place on November 8th 2017 in the Assembly of the Italian Parliament and is now law! Rules for implementation of the new legislation to phase out all animals in circuses will be set out within one year by a Ministerial decree.

Italy has an estimated 100 circuses with some 2,000 animals making this one of the biggest victories in the campaign to stop circus suffering regardless of how long is set for the phase out.

In March, ADI President Jan Creamer addressed a special workshop organised by our friends at LAV Italy at the Italian Senate, to launch the Bill. This was followed by a screening of the Italian version of our film Lion Ark. Jan and ADI Vice President Tim Phillips also spoke alongside LAV at a screening of Lion Ark at the Turin Environmental Film Festival and the film toured a number of Italian festivals. We scarcely dared believe the ban would be passed by Christmas, and it covers ALL animals, not just wild animals.

Italy becomes the 41st country to pass national measures prohibiting the use of animals in circuses.


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