Bans and regulations on circuses
A lot of countries around the world already prohibited or limited the use of animals in circuses.
In the United States, there are currently 102 partial or full bans in a total of 33 states. These states include Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin. (Read more about the regulation of circuses in the United States here).
Similarly, Canada enacted local bans on using animals in circuses in its 33 municipal jurisdictions, including Vancouver. (Find more laws of Canada here).
The vast majority of European countries have enacted nationwide or local bans on using wild animals, most wild animals, certain wild animals, wild-caught, or wild-born animals.
The recent ban was enacted by France to prohibit involving animals in traveling circuses. The ban does not apply to permanent shows and zoos.
Other European countries that have banned animals in circuses include Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine. Wales is currently developing its ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.