In Slovakia ban circus shows involving animals
The ban will apply to big cats, bears and many other animals.
9 APR 2019 17:26
From 1 September 2019 in Slovakia will be banned performances of animals in circuses and their training for the show. This follows from the project of the Ministry of agriculture and rural development of Slovakia (SHRS). The ban is introduced amendment to the law on veterinary activities, which came into force on 1 January 2019.
In accordance with the amendments adopted animals will not be able to use in advertising or as a prize at the exhibitions or competitions.
The ban applies to all species of predatory cats, elephants, giraffes, primates, bears and other animals. Under him are not subject to only domestic cats and dogs, and ferrets. However, even these animals can not be trained with tools that cause pain, fire, and substances that affect the psyche of animals. You also need to stop training animals if they show signs of fatigue or stress.
The draft also clarifies that the submission of falconry and lectures, during which animals demonstrate (e.g., in zoos) are not considered spectacular performances – allowed them to carry out. Also authorized the training of animals for the daily work with them during feeding, transportation and treatment.
Read about other countries that have imposed such bans much earlier.