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A European animals’ rights group has started an online petition to in order to remove Congo the lion from Melios Zoo in Ayioi Trimithias, Nicosia.
European animals rights group starts petition to remove lion from Melios Zoo in Cyprus
11 February 2020
This decision, which must come into force in 2020, will not however apply to the Bouglione and Gruss circuses.
Paris says no to wild animals in circuses
24 December 2019
A parliamentary commission has signed a report proposing to prohibit animal circuses and dolphinariums across the country.
Parliamentary commission proposes circus ban in Turkey
24 October 2019
A zebra that ran away from a circus in Germany was shot dead on a highway after causing traffic accidents and "material damage," police confirmed Wednesday.
Escaped circus zebra shot dead on a German highway
3 October 2019
One of the oldest and largest Italian circuses has arrived in Russia’s northernmost city of Pevek after an epic cross-country trek — but their tour has raised concerns among Russians over the ethics of using wild animals as performers.
Italian circus crosses Russia with exotic animal performers, igniting animal rights concerns
2 October 2019
Investigation finds bear put on skateboard in circus, elephants ridden and tigers chained for selfies
Investigators film cases of animals being abused in circuses across Europe
15 September 2019
With the help of the Animal Protection, an agreement has now finally been reached between Cirkus Arena and Cirkus Trapez on the one hand and the government on the other hand on the transfer of the last circus elephants in Denmark.
Final home secured for the last circus elephants of Denmark
31 August 2019
The British government has banned the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England.
Wild animal circuses banned in England
25 July 2019
The umpteenth incident, or rather an announced tragedy, in the circus world: this time the victim is a human, a tamer torn by four tigers from a circus waiting in the province of Bari.
Italy: Tamer killed by 4 tigers. Stop circuses with animals!
5 July 2019
Today LAV is urgently calling on political forces to approve the Legislative Decree to ban animals from circuses in Italy, following the death of a tamer in Bari.
LAV: Call for ban on animals in circuses after trainer killed by tigers
5 July 2019
Animal advocates congratulate the city of Madrid for banning wild animals from circuses
Circuses with wild animals banned from the Madrid Capital Region
27 March 2019
On 16 July the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, shared the Welsh government new legislative programme for the coming twelve months.
Welsh government announces intention to ban wild animals from circuses in the next 12 months
18 July 2018