New York City bans wild animals from circuses

For years, Humane Long Island has led protests calling on New Yorkers to stay away from UniverSoul Circus, the now-defunct Ringling Bros. circus, and other traveling shows that use and abuse elephants, tigers, and other wild animals—and the New York City Council has now prohibited all traveling circuses from bringing wild animals into the city. Among the animals who will be helped by the ban are the elephants and zebras used in UniverSoul’s notoriously cruel shows.

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