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Greece Bans Use of All Animals in Circuses
Greece is the first country in Europe to ban animals from circuses, following a campaign by Animal Defenders International and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund.
August 10, 2022
The Greek Government has banned the use of all animals in circuses, following a campaign by Animal Defenders International and the Greek Animal Welfare Fund (GAWF), backed by over 50 local animal groups across Greece.
Greece is the first country in Europe to ban all animals from circuses and similar performances. Bolivia was the first country to ban all animals from circuses. It is clear now that the days are numbered for keeping animals in traveling facilities and forcing them to do tricks in the name of entertainment. Legislation is currently being considered by the Governments of Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, and the US.
May 23, 2023
Animal Equality is releasing never-before-seen footage of intolerable abuse based on a 2016 undercover investigation into a chicken slaughterhouse in Jalisco, Mexico. Evidence that we obtained highlights the systemic problems of animal cruelty within factory farming, a similar fate endured by nearly 8 billion chickens in the United States, every year.
May 23, 2023
Animal Equality has launched a new campaign urging Congress in the Mexican state of Chiapas to modify its Penal Code and criminalize acts of animal abuse. This initiative follows Animal Equality’s investigation showing the extreme abuse of horses slaughtered for their meat in Chiapas, where animal abuse is not yet considered a crime.
May 22, 2023
Animal Equality has released an investigation using drone footage to reveal the secretive Scottish aquaculture industry. The images reveal a multitude of animal abuses and biosecurity risks on fish slaughter boats operating off the coast of Scotland.