France To Ban Wild Animals From Circuses, Mink Farms 'Gradually'

"France said Tuesday it planned to 'gradually' ban mink farms in the country as well the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity."

"Environment minister Barbara Pompili announced the sweeping measures saying 'our attitude to wild animals has changed'.

The country's three dolphinariums will also no longer be able to breed or bring in new dolphins or killer whales.

'It is time that our ancestral fascination with these wild beings no longer means they end up in captivity,' Pompili added."

France 24 had the story September 29, 2020.

Source: France 24, 09/30/2020