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Bolivia Bans All Circus Animals

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Bolivia has enacted what animal rights activists are calling the world's first ban on all animals in circuses. A handful of other countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses, but the Bolivian ban includes domestic animals as well.


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Elena P (549)
Monday August 3, 2009, 3:23 pm
Thanks Tom.

Jamie L (195)
Monday August 3, 2009, 4:28 pm
:) yahhhh! thanks Tom!

Joycey B (750)
Monday August 3, 2009, 6:43 pm
I wish all countries would follow suit in this. Hats off to Bolivia. Thanks Tom.

Kathy W (299)
Monday August 3, 2009, 7:11 pm
Yay!!! Let's hope it soon spreads worldwide!
Thanks Tom.

stephanie v (85)
Monday August 3, 2009, 9:07 pm
Fantastico! Bravo for Bolivia! Bravo for IDA and A big thank you to you Tom!

MmAway M (519)
Monday August 3, 2009, 9:19 pm
Great News!!! Now, I just have to wonder what are they going to do with these animals??? Hopefully, let them live the rest of their lives out on a peaceful, caring and protected environment. No more harm must be done to them, and I do agree with the sentence in the article, see how these people would like to be living in what we would call a bathroom!!! Tight quarters etc. Hope other Countries follow a great example. THANKS FOR A GREAT STORY TOM!!!

Tierney G (381)
Monday August 3, 2009, 9:33 pm
Thank you Tom great news!

Monday August 3, 2009, 10:02 pm
great news.

good job bolivia!!!!!
now if other countries will just follow suite.

Rosemary R (642)
Monday August 3, 2009, 10:36 pm
Awesome job by ADI ... Saving animals one circus at a time ! Tom this is terrific news thank you so much :-)

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 5:01 am
Way to go Bolivia!

mary f (200)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 6:01 am
Thanks Tom well done Bolivia!

Penny S (61)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 8:24 am
Wonderful News-lets work toward it becoming a trend in countries around the world. Thanks Tom

Gorilly Girl (339)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 8:26 am
Can we send them a gold star????? How about some BIG frickin Kudos to them.....The US should follow!!!! DONT SUPPORT CIRCUSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Big Gorilly Hugs

Mandi T (367)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 9:06 am
I am once again, doing a HAPPY DANCE!

Kari D (192)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 9:25 am
YAH :0))

Dave O'Connell (2637)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 10:15 am

Holy crap. That's a glimpse of the future.


. (0)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 1:16 pm
Thannx Tom.. lets hope that this goes in the right direction and that there is no reversal of ethics

Sheila G (267)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 2:52 pm
OH!!! unbelievable, there's a chance others will follow this lead, ty Bolivia, who do we write to for a personal thank you?
thank YOU Tom for sharing, this just topped my best news read of the day!

Leonor A (259)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 3:20 pm

Alice C (1797)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 3:35 pm
Good to hear ~ How wonderful ! : ) Thanks Tom... !

Tom M (814)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 5:03 pm
Thanks everyone, I also hope this good news spreads to the rest of the world!

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday August 4, 2009, 6:35 pm
Great news Tom & a BIG SALUTE TO BOLIVIA!!!!!

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:24 am
Great news. Hopefully other countries that have not banned animals in circuses will follow. Its always great to know that lives are being saved.

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 7:07 am
Okay world listen up it's time for all the other countries to follow suit.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 2:56 pm
Great news dearest Tom, thank you!

sue M (184)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:09 pm
And our problem is.............

Morgan Griffith (225)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 4:09 pm
WOW a country that cares!!! Amazing

Gorgeous H (142)
Wednesday August 5, 2009, 6:28 pm
The greatness of a nation and it's moral progres can be judged by the way it's animals are treated.
Wonderful news...maybe we should move to Bolivia!!! I love Mexico but the animals are treated terribly in most parts.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 7, 2009, 2:26 pm
Arriba Bolivia!! We should all follow in their footsteps! =)

Ancil S (175)
Friday August 7, 2009, 2:44 pm
We should follow Bolivia's example,well done!!!

Barbara M (2)
Friday August 7, 2009, 3:00 pm
Wow, that's progressive. Looks like we've now found the leader in animal welfare reform. Now we need to get the rest of the world to follow suit.

Past Member (0)
Friday August 7, 2009, 3:21 pm
Fantastic news!

Thomas C (4)
Friday August 7, 2009, 4:55 pm
GOD BLESS BOLIVIA - now there's a world leader! Someday maybe the USA will be forced to be benevolent like Bolivia.

Terri G (4)
Friday August 7, 2009, 8:14 pm
Absolutely outstanding! God Bless Bolivia indeed. It's way past time. This absolutely must happen everywhere else...follow in Bolivia's footsteps indeed! Bravo!!!

greenplanet e (155)
Friday August 7, 2009, 8:24 pm
That's awesome. Animals shouldn't be used for profit and entertainment.

Monica A (0)
Friday August 7, 2009, 8:53 pm
That is the best news I have heard all year! Right after I was outraged to see Barnum and Baily's Circus Announcements coming to Oakland California, with a picture of a growling Tiger and a dancing Elephant on my TV. Last year I had to stop my daughter from taking my 4-year old grand daughter to this shameful spectacle. Luckily some people from the Humane Society had quickly organized a picket line and my son-in law, her husband is a union man. I enlisted his help to stop her from crossing a picket line! She has since come to her senses and agrees with me to teach the little one that animals belong in the wild, not in a circus tent.

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2009, 1:28 pm
It's probably still a no win for the animals. They are still "circus" animals and will be moved to wherever the animal using circus is still allowed. Circuses are by their very nature transient so don't expect many animals liberated. The Bolivian ban represents just one less market to ply the circus act in. However it is still encouraging to see that not all humans on the planet are amused by seeing animals in tortured, imprisoned or forced to perform in perpetual slavery.
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