Dutch government prepared to ban the use of wild animals in circuses
Posted on 05/11/2012
Eurogroup is very pleased that in their coalition agreement presented to the public on the 29th of October, the new Dutch government announced a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.
The Dutch animal protection organization Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit (No Wild Animals in Circuses) has worked towards a ban for years and is, together with co-founder the AAP Foundation, a Eurogroup member, very excited about this animal friendly decision by the Dutch government.
Previously, the Dutch government had not implemented any animal welfare standards required when using circus animals. But now, the Netherlands is the third European country to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, after Austria and Greece which have already made the move. Greece even puts an end to the use of all animals in circus, because of the animal suffering involved.
This news sends once again a clear message to other EU Member States to outlaw use of non-domesticated species without exception.
To read the full press release issued by Member Organisation AAP, click on the link below.