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Scotland Bans The Use Of Wild Animals In Traveling Circuses

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The legislation was passed by Scottish Parliament on December 20, 2017. ScotlandâEUR(TM)s environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, stated, âEURoeThis important act. It ends this abuse of wild animals in Scotland."


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 1:38 pm
Ms. Cunningham continues: This ban will demonstrate to the wider world that Scotland is one of the growing number of countries that no longer condones the use of wild animals in this way."

She went on to explain that the ban was deliberately written in general terms in order to provide a broader protection for animals. However, critics of the ban say it is not quite broad enough and does not include protections for animals in non-traveling circuses or other types of entertainment like dog racing or animal shows.

This applaudable decision happened after increasing public pressure. Jan Creamer, the president of Animal Defenders International, had this to say about the ban: “The public called for a ban, and the Scottish government and parliament listened, banishing traveling circuses with wild animals forever.”

This article of a victory for wild animals continues by naming cities and countries who have already passed such a ban.

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Animae C (507)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 1:53 pm
Bravo for to them this decision but......

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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 2:20 pm
I will say that NO, Animae.

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Colleen L (3)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 6:16 pm
Glad to hear that they made this decision. Thanks Fiona

Veronica B (35)
Thursday December 21, 2017, 11:30 pm

Thanks Fiona .

TOM T (247)
Friday December 22, 2017, 1:14 pm
TOTALLY AWESOME !! Thank You for Sharing .....

S J (130)
Saturday December 23, 2017, 2:50 am
Bravo Scotland! Meows Fiona meow

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Saturday December 23, 2017, 11:19 am
A great first step against animal abuse. Thanks for posting.

Ben O (135)
Sunday December 24, 2017, 4:03 am
Finally----Merry Christmas!

Danny v (32)
Sunday December 24, 2017, 5:24 am
Noted. Thanks for sharing.

Roberto MARINI (88)
Sunday December 24, 2017, 7:06 am
good news thanks

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday December 24, 2017, 10:01 am
Thank You Scotland !!!!!

Richard A (2)
Tuesday December 26, 2017, 11:33 am
Great news!
Thank you.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday December 26, 2017, 1:35 pm
Good news

Suzanne L (99)
Wednesday December 27, 2017, 9:58 pm
Yay Scotland. Thanks for posting Fiona.

Michael Friedmann (179)
Friday January 5, 2018, 11:46 am
Noted Thank You for Sharing This !!!
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