Caracas circus ban went into effect on July 26
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ADI Animal Defenders International
July 2017

For decades, ADI has campaigned for a better world for animals, and dedicated supporters like you have been with us the whole way. The road is long, with many obstacles, so I am very pleased to share some good news with you today.

Yesterday, a regulation approved in 2016, prohibiting animal circuses, bullfights, cockfights and dogfights, came into force in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, a city with a population of over 2 million people.

ADI congratulates AnimaNaturalis Venezuela for their determined campaign to secure this ban and thanks the councilmembers who backed it. For a country with significant captive wildlife problems this is a very important step and confirms how the public in South America are backing calls to end the suffering of animals in entertainment.

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