Lonely Planet Writer

Catalonia follows Barcelona in animal circus ban

Twelve years after Barcelona banned the use of live animals in circus performances, the Spanish territory of Catalonia, in which Barcelona is located, has passed a similar law to protect wild animals from circuses.

Catalonia finalises ban on circus animals.
Catalonia finalises ban on circus animals. Image by Graham C99 / CC BY 2.0

Other European territories and countries to have introduced a ban include Belgium, Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland. Read more: elpais.com