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Bogota, Columbia ban on animals in circuses

Animal Defenders International (ADI) is delighted to announce that the Plenary Council of Colombia's capital city Bogota this week voted overwhelmingly to ban the use of animals in circuses, with 36 votes in favor and 8 against the Development Plan proposed by the Mayor.

ADI's office in Bogota congratulates Mayor Gustavo Petro, the city councilors who made this possible, especially Councilman Roberto Saenz, and the local animal organizations and citizens who worked alongside ADI to achieve this ban. ADI is in discussion with the authorities to establish what steps will be taken if circuses ignore the ban.

The ban Colombia's capital follows a vote earlier in the month in Congress to end the use of animals in circuses nationwide -- that Bill has now moved to the Senate, with two further votes required for it to become law.

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