10 Apr, 2021 @ 10:30
1 min read

Animal welfare groups call for nationwide ban on all animals in circuses in Spain

animal circus

THE Parliamentary Association for the defence of animal rights (APPDA) has called on the Government to pass a state law banning circuses with animals throughout Spain.

The Compromis (a coalition of Valencian nationalist, left-wing and environmentalist parties) senator and member of the Parliamentary Association for Animal Rights (APPDA) Carles Mulet, has spoken out in defence of animals used in circuses.

“These animals suffer deprivation of freedom and spend most of their lives caged or chained, without space to develop their natural psychological, and social needs,” he said.

Additionally, Mulet pointed out that the animals are subjected to harsh training ‘that engages the animal in unnatural exercises’ by using ‘cruel training techniques’ which are ‘unacceptable.’

Many circus animals develop behavioural and/or health problems as a direct result of the captive life that they are forced to lead.

Mulet has demanded that the government put forward a motion to ban the use of animals in circuses nationwide.

77.6% of Spain has already passed regional or municipality laws banning the use of wild animals in circuses

Currently, nationwide ban on all animals in circuses include: Cyprus, Greece, Malta, and Bolivia and countries with a nationwide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses include: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Singapore, Israel and Mexico.


Cristina Hodgson

Half English, half Spanish animal person. Cristina loves writing about all things fitness, travel and culture, she is also a script writer and novelist. When she's not typing away, you can find her enjoying outdoor sports somewhere off the beaten track in Andalucia. If you have a story get in touch! newsdesk@theolivepress.es

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Historic Tower And Home On Spain's Costa Blanca Can Be Yours For Over €1.3 Million
Previous Story

Historic tower and house on Spain’s Costa Blanca can be yours for over €1.3 million

Franco's Mausoleum In The Valley Of The Fallen
Next Story

Valley of the Fallen: How archaelogists are planning a massive dig at Franco’s legacy

Latest from Environment

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press