Victory out of Colombia and Veracruz!

Elephant FamilyThey have prohibited the use of animals in circuses! Bears, elephants, tigers, and other animals used in circuses don’t ride bicycles, stand on their heads, balance on balls, or jump through rings of fire voluntarily. In order to force them to perform these complicated and physically demanding tricks, trainers use bullhooks, whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, and other specialized tools to inflict pain. When they are not performing, elephants are frequently shackled by two legs, and lions, tigers, bears, primates, and other animals are forced to eat, sleep, and eliminate in minuscule cages.

On June 12, the Colombian Senate approved a ban on the use of animals in circuses nationwide. With this ban, Colombia joins other countries of the region that prohibit the use of animals in circuses, such as Bolivia and Peru, and now Veracruz, which has also prohibited bullfighting, dogfighting, and cockfighting. The prohibition covers wild, native, and exotic animals, ranging from elephants and lions to primates and birds. Every day, we are eliminating more and more animal abuse! We all agree that compassion must determine our actions and that entertainment should not cause suffering.

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  • anastasia devaris

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Thank you for approving a ban that prohibits the use of animals in circuses nationwide.

  • Karin Krivec

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Please, keep animals alive and free. And make sure they are loved!

  • Caroline

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Thank you.

  • Ellie Schaefer

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Thank – you for all your hard work getting this accomplished.

  • Monika

    Posted June 13, 2013

    wild and free !

  • Bill Marcus

    Posted June 13, 2013

    How do we get the US to outlaw this as well?

  • Martha McAndrews

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Thank you so much for making this important decision. Perhaps someday we in the United States will follow this country’s fine example.

  • Lee Martinez

    Posted June 13, 2013

    I would also like to commercials refrain from using animals.

  • Lori

    Posted June 13, 2013

    I have tremendous respect and gratitude for your governments. To finally see the degradation, cruelty and senselessness of animals as entertainment. I pray that this spreads across the globe. If as human beings we can care enough about our fellow creatures, maybe peace among all humans is within the realm of hope.

  • Lily Horstmann

    Posted June 13, 2013

    This is fantastic!!!
    Just one thing, when you say Veracruz you mean the state in Mexico?

  • amy nguyen

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Agree

  • karen ryckman

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Thank you for helping the animals.

  • shaked

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Amazing!!
    so good to wake up to this wonderfull new!

  • Dr Jatan Mehta

    Posted June 14, 2013

    Extraordinary…. Good step… Inspiring step..

  • Ela

    Posted June 14, 2013

    It is so cruel, not human, stop it now!!!

  • Victor Ribeiro

    Posted June 14, 2013

    GOD bless you!

  • maureen martin

    Posted June 14, 2013

    This is great news. Lets hope other countries follow suit.

  • cristina

    Posted June 14, 2013

    WE must help animals

  • Maria Clara

    Posted June 14, 2013

    They are God children.

  • carole adamson

    Posted June 14, 2013

    this is brilliant news keep up the good work

  • rita

    Posted June 14, 2013

    good news

  • jolanta

    Posted June 14, 2013

    animal abuse

  • Rashomi Silva

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Good for you Clombia!! Hope this will be strictly enforced and other countries will take lessons from you !!!!

  • danielle rubens

    Posted June 16, 2013

    wild animals belong to the wilderness , they have to live in their one environment , SET THEM FREE !!!!

  • Ravneet Kaur

    Posted June 16, 2013

    Thanks you so much……..

  • Valerie Spies

    Posted June 17, 2013

    This is such lovely news well done guys! you are stars…

  • julia didriksen

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Thank you for ending this cruelty, and thank god for PETA! Now we must end all circuses using animals world wide, plus any other cruel sport and activity!

  • Rebecca. Godson

    Posted June 17, 2013

    GRACIAS
    COLOMBIA y VERACRUZ

  • nilse guizzo da rocha

    Posted April 28, 2014

    terminar com essa barbárie!!!!

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