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In Italy ban circus animals

Among European countries, which banned the use of animals in circuses, intends to accede and Italy. Since 2012, Europe has increasingly supported a “human circus”. Latvian zoodefenders hope that soon this law will be adopted in Latvia.

RIGA, 28 Mar Sputnik. The Italian government plans to ban the use of animals in circuses across the country, it will also affect foreign circuses, performances. Now in views can take part only people, writes Italian Corriere della Sera.

And it’s not just promises: the bill proposed by the Minister of culture of Italy Dario Franceschini, has already passed the consideration of the Parliament and sent to the Senate. However, the ban will be phased in gradually, the law may come into force soon.

It’s the first law of its kind in Europe: in 2012, Greece banned the use of animals in circuses. In most European countries have total or partial bans.

So, in Belgium it is impossible to act in the circus with wild animals, but parrots and camels are considered domestic, in Estonia and Poland circus animals can’t be born in Decouverte. In Portugal vetoed to the circus with apes (orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees), and in Hungary it is forbidden to train elephants. Sometimes the bans are only part of the country: for example, wild animals in circuses is illegal in Barcelona and in the Norwegian province of Tromso.

It is quite possible that before long, impressive list of countries that had circus animals outside the law, join, and Latvia. In February of this year, the Ministry of culture has instructed the Riga circus until November 30 to develop a three-year model that excludes the use of wild animals.

Chairman of the Board of the public organization Dzīvnieku brīvība the year of the Andersons believes that it is the merit of human rights defenders, which since 2014 has spent more than thirty actions aimed at supporting “human circus”.

The employees of the circus, including the Director lolita Lipinska, were very upset by the possibility of a ban of circus animals.

Now, however, at the Riga circus has more serious and pressing problems: the building of the Merkel recognized as the most unsafe in Riga. It’s possible that soon all the artists — and two-legged, four-legged and will have to move at the time of repair in the tent. Riga city Council said it was willing to provide a circus platform on Lucavsala.