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Wild animal circuses banned in England

The British government has banned the use of wild animals in travelling circuses in England. Coming into effect in January 2020, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill comes after more than 20 years of investigations and campaigns by animal protection organisations. Given the constant travel and their temporary nature, circuses cannot provide animals […]

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DJURENS RÄTT: Sweden’s new Animal Welfare Law

Photo credits: Djurens Rätt/Shutterstock On 1 April the new Animal Welfare Law came into force in Sweden. Thanks to efforts of Djurens Rätt and other Swedish animal protection organisations, from now on it will be illegal to abandon animals in Sweden without legal consequences. Also, circuses will no longer be allowed to use elephants and sea lions […]