Denmark Saves Circus Elephants With Retirement Plan!

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Denmark purchased 4 circus animals for 11 million kroner ($1.6 million) to free them from the circus life and move them into retirement.

According to the Associated Press, Denmark will be banning wild animals in later in 2019. This retirement follows multiple wild animal circus bans taking place across the world.

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The newly protected , Lara, Ramboline, Jenny, and Djunga will be under the care of Animal Welfare Denmark until they are placed in a permanent home.

Circus owner Benny Berdino said, “I am pleased that they can now retire from work and enjoy a well-earned rest.”

Circuses that feature animals have been under fire from groups for many years. Circus animals are exposed to terrible conditions, spend excessive time in cages and are trained using physical punishment.

For decades, undercover investigators have been releasing photos and news of these horrors.

Finally, the law is following. Most recently, California became the third state to ban wild animal circus acts, following Hawaii and New Jersey.

While statewide bans are still rare, multiple cities in the United States, including New York City, have banned wild animal circus acts.

Abroad, the United Kingdom implemented its ban in May 2019.

This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 20 September 2019.

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wonderful!!!!! but there also should be a ban on trophy hunting & any abuse/murder of any animal in shelters also !!!!!!!!!!!!!