Slovakia to Ban Wild Animal Performances in Circuses
The Slovak Spectator announced last week that a new veterinary care law amendment has been introduced in the country, which aims to prevent the torture of animals–including the performance of animals in circuses.
While the Agriculture Ministry plans to submit the draft document for interdepartmental review this summer, Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná stated that they want to “protect the most endangered wild animals.” Vladimír Machalík, head of the Agriculture Ministry’s press office, added:
“Species of wild animals which publicly perform tricks learned from humans and demonstrating atypical behavior not present in nature will be protected.”
According to the article, the draft law is expected to come into effect in January 2018.
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