27 Jul '11, 11pm

Victory: Per Bans Wild Animals In Circuses | Care2 Causes

Victory: Per Bans Wild Animals In Circuses | Care2 Causes

Animal Defenders International declared a victory for animals on July 21 when President Alan Garcia of Peru signed a law to ban all wild animals from the country’s circuses. The legislation was introduced after activists showed government officials that the animals were suffering. Peru became the second country in South America, following Bolivia, to nationally end the practice and protect circus animals. In their investigation, ADI and local animal protection groups in the region exposed how circus lions in Peru were being whipped and beaten and how monkeys, bears and other animals were housed in “deprived and appalling conditions.” ADI Chief Executive Jan Creamer said in a press release , “We are absolutely delighted and applaud this bold move by President Garcia and the Congress of Peru. With the ban in Bolivia and the current discussions in Brazil, Ecuador and Columbia...

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