France bans wild animals in circuses and marine parks


PARIS (AP) – The French Minister for the Environment has announced a progressive ban on the use of wild animals in traveling circuses, the keeping of dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and the breeding of let’s aim in the fur farms.Barbara Pompili, French Minister for the Ecological Transition, told a press conference on Tuesday that bears, tigers, lions, elephants and other wild animals would no longer be allowed in traveling circuses “in the years to come. “.

Moreover, from now on, the three French marine parks will no longer be able to bring in or breed dolphins and killer whales, she said.

“It’s time to open a new era in our relationship with these (wild) animals,” she said, saying animal welfare was a priority.

Pompili said the measures would also end mink farming, where animals are raised for their fur, within the next five years.


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