France Announces Multi-Faceted Plan To Ban Wild Animals In Traveling Circuses, End Mink Farming & The Confinement Of Dolphins & Orcas In Captivity

In a news conference today, Barbara Pompili, France’s Minister of Ecological Transition, announced numerous measures to improve the welfare of captive wildlife throughout the country.

The multi-faceted plan includes gradual bans on wild animals in traveling circuses, ending mink farming, and banning the confinement of dolphins and orcas in unsuitable dolphinariums.

While some of these steps may take years, beginning immediately, three marine parks in France will not be allowed to import or breed dolphins or orcas any longer. Solutions for all of the once-captive animals will be determined “on a case-by-case basis.”

Sadly, the ban does not apply to wild animals in other permanent shows or zoos.

“Big cats, elephants, killer whales, dolphins, or even mink, it is time to open a new era in our relationship with these animals,” Pompili, who also noted that wild animals should be treated with respect and integrity.

The French government also plans to implement an 8 million-euro ($9.2 million) package to assist people working in traveling circuses and marine parks to find employment in more humane industries.

You can help all animals and our planet by choosing compassion on your plate and in your glass. #GoVeg

More on this topic

Popular stories

Shocking Exposé Reveals Geese Crushed, Suffocated & Killed At Canada Goose Down Supplier

Photos by PETA A shocking new undercover video exposé filmed at a Canada Goose down supplier shows that workers rounded up terrified geese, who then piled on...

Breaking News! Hawaii Just Became The First State To Enact Law That Aligns With Paris Climate Agreement

Breaking News! Hawaii just became the first state to enact a law that aligns with Paris Climate Agreement. Urge your state to do the...

World Animal News TOP Stories Making Headlines (PART 2)

1. Largest Dog Meat Auction House In South Korea Closes Following Lady Freethinker Investigation In a major victory for animal advocates, what is most likely...