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  • 22.10.2017

    Circuses banned from using elephants in New York

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      New York has banned the use of elephants in entertainment acts such as circuses and parades.

      Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Elephant Protection Act into law after it was passed by the state legislature in June.

      Animal rights campaigners argue elephants used in performances are subjected to cruel treatment at the hands of circus trainers. 

      "Elephants will no longer be subjected to this cruel abuse," Mr Cuomo said in a tweet.

       

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