Victory! France Passes Historic Animal Protection Legislation That Includes Banning Wild Animals In Circuses & Fur Farming

This week, the National Assembly in France adopted an extensive animal welfare bill that has been under consideration for more than a year.

According to Loïc Dombreval, a member of Parliament, and the general rapporteur for the new legislation, this is the first time that such a law has been passed in Parliament.

“We did it! After long negotiations, deputies and senators agreed. Our new animal welfare law has many advances that we can be proud of,” Dombreval shared on his website. “This text brings concrete measures that will change the daily life of our animals and improve their living conditions.”

Once signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron, the breeding of minks and many other species of wildlife killed for their fur will be immediately banned throughout France.

Also, within two years, the new law will put an end to the commercial exploitation of wild animals, “by prohibiting their acquisition and reproduction.” Performances of animals such as lions, tigers, and bears, will be eliminated from traveling circuses within seven years.

The captivity of dolphins in dolphinariums will also cease to exist within five years.

Domestic animals such as puppies and kittens will no longer be allowed to be sold in pet stores as of January 1, 2024.

The new legislation also increases penalties against animal abuse, cruelty, and abandonment.

We hope that France’s new animal welfare law will be a catalyst for many other countries to follow suit in order to create a more humane world for all living beings.

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

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