Spanish City Mogán Bans Animal Circuses, Bringing Total Number of Cities to 275!
Now in Spain, the city of Mogán, which is located in Gran Canaria, has joined Barcelona, Tarragona, Alicante, Malaga, Cordoba and more by becoming the 275th city to take a stance and ban animal circuses. The news came after all political parties unanimously approved a motion set forth by the Popular Party to ban the practice.
Animal protection and education organization Infocircos saw the move as a big step forward and stated:
“[We] want to convey our thanks to the Popular Party of Mogán for this initiative, and as always, we’re especially happy that it gone ahead with the unanimous support of all political groups. Thank you Mogán!”
Some organizations, however, are waiting for more to be done to keep these decisions permanent. Silvia Barquero of Pacma, Spanish animal rights party, stated:
“It is certainly a first step, but we would like it to be included in a National Animal Protection Law. Right now, councils are making a promise that can change depending on which party is ruling at the time and they are not turning this promise into laws in the municipal ordinance.”
We hope that the list of cities making this very needed and ethical decision continues to grow–both in Spain and worldwide!
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