Spain: Expat aims to ban circus on Casares and Manilva

Published:  18 Dec at 2 PM
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A British expat in Spain is campaigning to outlaw animal circuses in the southern Spanish towns of Casares and Manilva after they were banned in Malaga.

The animal-loving expat, Angela Ferguson, from the English country of Middlesex, is of the opinion that the law that was introduced in Malaga should be applied all along the Costa del Sol, a coastline popular among British expats, short-stay residents and holidaymakers.

Malaga mayor Francisco de la Torre ruled on 14 December that circuses that include animals as part of their entertainment routines would no longer be permitted in the city.

And animal rights activist Ferguson has jumped on the bandwagon, saying that the torture and abuse these animals are forced to endure for the entertainment of people is “horrendous”.

She explained that you only have to look at the cramped metal containers they travel around in, often during the heat of the day, to get a picture of the suffering they face. She added that the more people become aware of this, the less drawn to the circus they are.

Ferguson requires 1,000 signatures in order to hand her petition into the town’s council; she has 300 at present.
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