Elephants In Captivity Awareness Campaign

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"We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies."

~ Gretchen Wyler

 


WORLDWIDE CIRCUS AND EXOTICS BANS

 

EUROPE

Austria: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Belgium: Nationwide ban on the use of most wild animals in circuses (Parrots and camel are classed as domestic)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Nationwide ban on all animals in circuses

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Bulgaria: Nationwide ban on certain wild animal species in circuses, variety shows and other entertainment facilities

Croatia: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

Czech Republic: Nationwide ban on the use of certain species in circuses

Cyprus: Nationwide ban on all animals in circuses

Denmark: Nationwide ban on the use of certain species in circuses

Estonia: Nationwide ban on the use of wild-born animals in circuses

Finland: Nationwide ban on the use of certain species in circuses

Greece: Nationwide ban on all animals in circuses

Hungary: Nationwide ban on the use of wild caught animals in circuses, the purchase and training of elephants and primates for circus performances and the purchase, training and use of CITES (Appendix 1) listed species in circuses

Ireland: Local bans on the use of animals in circuses in Cork and Fingal

Malta: Nationwide ban on all animals for performances, exhibitions, shows or training for the circus

The Netherlands: Nationwide ban on the use and transport of animals in circuses, with exemptions for certain, mostly domestic, species

Norway: Local ban on wild or exotic animal shows in Tromsø municipality

Poland: Nationwide ban on the use of wild-born animals in circuses

Portugal: Nationwide ban restricting the use of great apes in circuses and the acquisition and breeding of CITES listed species

Slovenia: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

Spain: Local bans on the use of wild animals in circuses in several towns including Barcelona

Sweden: Nationwide ban on the use of certain species in circuses

UK: Over 200 local authorities have bans on animal circuses (more than two thirds of these ban all performing animals, the remainder ban just wild animals). A Government commitment to ban the use of wild animals in circuses – this is yet to be enacted

NORTH AMERICA

USA: 35 partial or full bans on circus animals in municipalities in the US, in 18 states
Canada: Local bans on the use of animals in circuses in 27 municipal jurisdictions

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Argentina: Local bans on the use of wild animals in circuses in over 20 cities including a ban in the city of Buenos Aires
Bolivia: Nationwide ban on the use of wild and domestic animals in circuses
Brazil: Local bans on the use of wild and domestic animals in circuses in the districts of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Pernambuco, Paraiba, Rio Grande do Sul, Espiritu Santo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Alagoas and a number of bans in cities within another four Brazilian states
Chile: Local bans on the use of wild and domestic animals in circuses in the city of Santiago
Colombia: Local ban on the use of animals in circuses in the capital, Bogota
Costa Rica: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
Ecuador: Nationwide ban on the use of native wild animals; restrictions on the use of exotic animals; ban on the import of both native and exotic wild animals with circuses

El Salvador: Nationwide ban on the “Income, use or abuse of wildlife species in all kinds of entertainment”
Mexico: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
Panama: Nationwide ban prohibiting “entry of wild animals for use in static and travelling circuses and similar shows”
Paraguay: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
Peru: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses as well as a local ban on all animals in Magdalena del Mar

OCEANIA

Australia: Local bans on the use of animals in circuses in several towns including Hobsons Bay, Parramata and Lismore

ASIA

India: Nationwide ban on the use of certain species in circuses
Israel: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
Singapore: Nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses
Taiwan: Nationwide prohibition on the import or export of protected wildlife for circuses


 

BULLHOOK BANS IN THE U.S.

Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Hallandale Beach, FL
Margate, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Fulton Beach, GA
Union City, GA
Clatsop County, OR
Austin, TX
Richmond, VA

 

NORTH AMERICAN EXOTIC ANIMAL DISPLAY BANS

 

UNITED STATES

Eureka Springs, CA 
Corona, CA 
Encinitas, CA 
Huntington Beach, CA 
Marin County, CA --regulates animal acts 
Newport Beach, CA 
Pasadena, CA
 San Francisco, CA 
Santa Ana, CA 
West Hollywood, CA
Boulder, CO 
Stamford, CT--bans carnivals, circuses, and wild west shows 
Hollywood, FL 
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 
Pompano Beach, FL--bans animal displays on City property except for educational purposes; regulates display of animals on private property 
Ketchum City Council, ID 
St. John, IN
Blaine County, IN 
Braintree, MA 
Provincetown, MA 
Quincy, MA 
Revere, MA 
Somerville, CA 
Weymouth, CA 
Richmond, MI 
Missoula, MT 
Greemburgh, NY 
Southampton, NY 
Chapel Hill, NC 
Orange County, NC 
Asheville, NC--the municipal venue that hosts circuses can no longer book any promoters "who have wild or exotic performing animals."
Burlington, VT 
Redmond, WA

 

Canada

Burnaby
Castlegar
Chilliwack
Coquitlam (city)
Cowichan
Delta (municipality)
Kamloops
Kelowna
Langley (township)
Maple Ridge (regional district)
Nanaimo (city)
Nanaimo (regional district)
New Westminster (municipality)
North Cowichan
North Vancouver
Parksville
Prince George
Saanich (districts)
Salmon Arm
Surrey (city)
Vancouver (city)
Victoria
Town of Cobourg
Mont Royal
St. Laurent
City of St.John's
Mount Pearl
Argyle (municipality)
Bridgewater (town)
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Digby (town)
Shelburne (town)
Yarmouth (town)

 

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