Kyiv bans touring circuses in bid to protect animal rights

10:40, 20 March 2019
Kyiv
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Animal rights activists from “UAnimals” public movement on Tuesday praised the District Administrative Court of Kyiv's ruling in the suit filed by representatives of touring circuses.

The report says the lawsuit was dismissed.

“Today, the court confirmed the legitimacy of the KSCA decision to ban touring circuses with animals in Kyiv. Circus lobbyists abandoned their attempts to have this torture return to Kyiv,” the activists wrote on March 19.

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On the morning of Tuesday, they held a rally “For circus without animals” outside the court.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on November 9, 2017, the Kyiv City Council, by 66 votes, passed a decision "On the termination of the placement of visiting touring circuses with animals in the territory of the city of Kyiv." By its decision, the City Council recommended the Department of Urban Improvement of the KSCA to refrain from granting consent to the placement of touring circuses with animals in the capital.

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