Wild Animals Banned in Bucharest's Globus Circus
After a devastating fire left 11 animals of the Globus Circus in Bucharest dead, members of the Bucharest General Council met on Monday January 30 and voted to ban the use of wild animals in the circus.
According to Romania-Insider, the fire that took place on the morning of Thursday January 12 in the facility that housed the animals used in the circus left two tigers, four cats, two Vietnamese pigs and three dogs dead. The tragedy led to a unanimous vote to ban wild animals from the Globus Circus during the city council meeting. Bucharest mayor Gabriela Firea stated:
“We all came to the conclusion that we should promote today a decision draft that amends the rules of the organization and functioning of the Globus Circus in Bucharest so that, following your vote today, the circus shows at Globus will no longer include performances with trained animals.”
The remaining animals of the circus will be relocated to sanctuaries and reservations. The decision follows Romania’s ban of trophy hunting last year and Bucharest joins a growing number of cities and countries that have banned the use of wild animals in circuses, including Warsaw, Dublin, Iran, the Netherlands, Norway, and 275 cities in Spain.
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