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Elephants to be banned from circuses. Government steps in. The Ministry of Farming and Food has suggested imposing a ban on using elephants in circus shows, giving animal-lovers cause for celebration. “On behalf of all the elephants that are involuntary circus artists, we hope that the embargo becomes a reality,” says Live Kleveland, public relations manager at the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance.

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Elephants to be banned from circuses

Published on Wednesday, 9th December, 2009 at 22:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Government steps in.

Elephant act at Circus Atayde, Mexico
Elephant act at Circus Atayde, Mexico
Photo: Alejandro Linares Garcia/Wikimedia Commo


The Ministry of Farming and Food has suggested imposing a ban on using elephants in circus shows, giving animal-lovers cause for celebration.

“On behalf of all the elephants that are involuntary circus artists, we hope that the embargo becomes a reality,” says Live Kleveland, public relations manager at the Norwegian Animal Protection Alliance.

But according to NRK, Cirkus Arnardo believes that the veto put an end to the circus in Norway.

Although the ministry now plans to send their proposal out for comment, permission will have to be granted to use elephants in the meantime.

Circuses will have five years to comply before the ban becomes permanent.



Published on Wednesday, 9th December, 2009 at 22:15 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: circus, performing, elephants, act, ban, animal, protection, ministry, farming, food, norway, norwegian, government.





  
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