France to ban wild animals from travelling circuses, mink farms ‘gradually’

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France said Tuesday it planned to “gradually” ban mink farms in the country as well the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity.

Environment minister Barbara Pompili announced the sweeping measures saying “our attitude to wild animals has changed”.

The country’s three dolphinariums will also no longer be able to breed or bring in new dolphins

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France to ban use of wild animals in travelling circuses, mink farming

The French government on September 29 announced that it will gradually end the use of wildlife in travelling circuses across the country. France’s environment minister Barbara Pompili on Tuesday said that the country with the new measures seeks to improve the welfare of captive animals in the country, adding “it is time to open a new era in our relationship with these animals.”

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France to ban mink farms and wild animals in travelling circuses

PARIS: France said on Tuesday (Sep 29) it planned to “gradually” ban mink farms in the country as well the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity.

Environment minister Barbara Pompili announced the sweeping measures saying “our attitude to wild animals has changed”.

The country’s three dolphinariums will also no longer be able to breed or bring in new

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