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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“Janis: Her Life and Music,” by Holly George-Warren. Photo: Simon & Schuster

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‘Historic victory’: France to stop wild animals in travelling circuses

France will phase out the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and dolphins and orcas in marine park shows as part of a series of new measures to protect wild animals, the government said on Wednesday.

Barbara Pompili, France’s environment minister, said it was “time that our ancestral fascination with these animals no longer translates into situations where we favour their captivity over their well-being”.

She called it a

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China’s domestic tourists to Great Wall warned against climbing ‘wild’ sections during busy travel week

Don’t veer too far off the beaten path.

Chinese officials are warning tourists against climbing the closed sections of the Great Wall, lest they hurt themselves or cause damage to the historic site in the coming days. Those who violate the rules could also face steep fines.

The message comes just ahead of China’s upcoming Golden Week, a public holiday celebrated at the beginning of October, during which domestic tourism

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France to ban wild animals in travelling circuses

Elephants performing in a circus in FranceReuters

Elephants performing in a circus in France

France has said it will ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses as well as the keeping of dolphins and orcas in marine parks.

“It is time to open a new era in our relationship with these animals,” said Barbara Pompili, the French member of government who looks after wildlife.

Bears, tigers, lions, elephants and other wild animals would no

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France To Ban Use Of Wild Animals In Travelling Circuses And Marine Parks

France is set to ban the use of wild animals in circuses and animal parks as part of a gradual ban that will take effect over the coming years.

The French environment minister Barbara Pompili announced that it is time for the country to ‘open a new era’, without captive animals being used for entertainment.

On top of that, the French government will also ban the raising of mink on

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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 ‘gradually’ ban wild animals from travelling circuses



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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 or

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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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Muzen Announces Launch of a Wild Mini

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Muzen, a highly respected brand in the field of audio technology, recently announced the launch the Wild Mini, a military-inspired, wireless speaker specifically designed to meet the rigors of outdoor adventure. The Wild Mini combines technology and a retro style powered by rare-earth magnet technology for superior sound. Wild Mini is available now; for more information visit the campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/676672855/a-mini-retro-military-style-speaker-for-outdoor-adventurers

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Born to be wild: Fungal highways let bacteria travel in exchange for thiamine

Tsukuba, Japan – Tiny organisms head out on the highway, looking for adventure like they’ve ridden straight out of the 1960s rock hit, “Born to Be Wild.” Researchers from Japan have discovered that while perhaps not as thrill-seeking, bacteria do indeed travel on fungal highways and pay a toll in return.

In a study published this month in Life Science Alliance, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed

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a man riding on the back of a boat on a body of water: A woman catches a fish during a trip with Kayak Fishing Fever in Singapore. With international tourism on hold, the Singaporean government is encouraging residents to explore different sides of the city state. Photo: Kayak Fishing Fever


A woman catches a fish during a trip with Kayak Fishing Fever in Singapore. With international tourism on hold, the Singaporean government is encouraging residents to explore different sides of the city state. Photo: Kayak Fishing Fever

Before the Covid-19 pandemic closed the door on international tourism, Singaporean travel entrepreneur Scott Tay journeyed to some of the world’s most remote places. Conducting small-group tours, he spent time with Tsaatan reindeer

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