An­i­mal ad­vo­cates push ex­otic cir­cus an­i­mals ban

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

NEW YORK >> If some New York City of­fi­cials and an­i­mal ad­vo­cates pre­vail, there’ll be no more tigers, lions, leop­ards, mon­keys, ze­bras or even sloths when­ever “The Great­est Show on Earth” comes to town.

Two City Coun­cil mem­bers are spon­sor­ing a bill that would make it il­le­gal for Rin­gling Bros. and other cir­cuses to per­form in the city un­less they aban­don acts fea­tur­ing “wild or ex­otic an­i­mals for pub­lic en­ter­tain­ment or amuse­ment.” An­i­mal ad­vo­cates say the use of such an­i­mals in cir­cus per­for­mances amounts to cru­elty.

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