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France to ban use of wild animals in circuses, marine parks

France Bardot
Posted at 5:27 AM, Sep 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 08:27:02-04

France's environment minister has announced a gradual ban in the coming years on the use of wild animals in traveling circuses and on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks.

Minister Barbara Pompili told a news conference Tuesday that bears, tigers, lions, elephants and other wild animals won't be allowed anymore in traveling circuses "in the coming years."

Beginning immediately, France's three marine parks won't be able to bring in nor breed dolphins and killer whales anymore.