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Amazing! Copenhagen, Denmark, is buying the last 4 elephants in the country to give them the proper retirement they deserve! Denmark is spending 11 million kroner (or $1.6 million) to make this retirement happen!

As a ban on wild animals in circuses is expected later this year, Food and Fisheries Minister Mogens Jensen said there's no immediate plans as to where they're going to put the newly retired, but applicants are willing to take the gentle giants and provide them proper welfare. Until then, Animal Protection Denmark will be taking care of them.

Benny Berdino, Circus Arena manager, said he was "sad to have to say goodbye" to its elephants, but mostly happy they would get a good retirement.



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Wales Is Banning Wild Animal Use In Circuses

Finally! Things are changing for the animals in captivity who are forced to perform for our amusement -- and we couldn't be happier! 

With more than 6,5000 responses from the public, this new law was "overwhelmingly backed," said the Welsh Government. The Welsh Government rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths, agreed with the ban and stated that wild animals should be "treated with respect". 

Wales will join the circus ban that has been passed in Scotland, Republic of Ireland, and what is currently passing through Parliament in England.

The world is coming to realize that wild animals shouldn't be exploited for our entertainment. Claire Lawson of RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) said that keeping wild animals in traveling circuses has no place in modern Wales. And Dr Chris Draper, Head of animal welfare and captivity at wildlife charity Born Free Foundation, added, "Great Britain may soon be free of circuses with wild animals."

We certainly hope so! At least we know things for wild animals in performance roles are heading in the right direction! 

Story via BBC News

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The Circus In Germany Is Using Holograms Instead Of Real Animals To Stop The Animal Abuse

Welcome to the circus of the future! When it comes to the circus, animal abuse has always been a major problem. However, Circus Roncalli, a German circus founded in 1976, is making a change for the better, and they don't even need to rid themselves of the entire circus to do so! Thanks to Bluebox, who successfully installed 11x ZU850 Optoma models and 11x BX-CTA03 lenses, the circus can now offer stunning and action-filled performances involving animals without actually having any. It's a complete win-win situation: visitors get to enjoy the sight of the animals, the circus can live on, and real animals can be left alone! See some of the spectacular images and video of the circus of the future below.

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Sick Tiger Cub Makes Incredible Recovery After Being Rescued From The Circus

Aashe's rescue was carried out by Tigers in America. This organisation rescues tigers from horrible situations like this. 

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Ex-circus Tigers Are Rescued and Given Forever Homes

Five tigers who used to be part of and perform as part of a traveling zoo in Spain, have been rescued. After years of terrible conditions and rigorous performing, the five will go and live a new and loving life at a zoo on the Isle of Wight.

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Two very ambitious Fox Kits practicing in the hopes of one day achieving their dream of being in Cirque Du Soleil.

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