midiamimesCity of Madrid to ban circuses with wild animals

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Lion in Circus, SpainThe Municipal Plenary of the City of Madrid has today voted in favour of banning the entry of wild animal circuses into the capital of Spain. The decision comes as a result of the perseverance of the coalition InfoCircos, which was founded by Spanish NGO, ANDA and ENDCAP members, FAADA and The Born Free Foundation.
“This is a significant and an historic decision for Spain,” explains Daniel Turner, ENDCAP Coordinator. “ENDCAP is proud to support the work of InfoCircos, which continues to persuade regions across Spain, that this type of so called ‘entertainment’ must end.”
The decision by the City of Madrid will be enacted in a new Municipal Ordinance on Animal Protection, which will be ratified in the next few months.
There are 50 Municipalities in Madrid, and all of them will enact this ban. Across Spain, a total of 380 Municipalities have now denounced the use of wild animals in circuses, whilst the autonomous regions of Valencia, Catalonia, Galicia, Castilla-La-Mancha, Extremadura and Cantabria have also favoured an end to the archaic practice.
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Author: ENDCAP