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Court endorses Kyiv city hall's decision to ban circuses with animals

Kyiv city state administration made the respective decision in November 2017; the Cabinet upheld the respective draft bill in late 2018
17:52, 19 March 2019

Dity Zaporizhya

Kyiv court recognized the legitimacy of the decision by Kyiv city state administration on prohibiting the work of circuses employing animals across the city. The leader of UAnimals NGO Olexandr Todorchuk posted this on Facebook.

'Today, the court confirmed the legal nature of Kyiv city hall's decision about banning the tent circuses in Ukraine. The promoters of circuses refused from any further attempts to bring the violence back to the capital', he wrote.    

Related: Four activists detained at Circus Without Animals demonstration in Ukraine's Odesa

The campaign against the tent circuses in Kyiv has been underway for a while now. Numerous events were held in Kyiv and some other cities. In Odesa and Lviv, some activists brawled with the police while protesting against animal abuse; several people were detained.

Kyiv city state administration made the respective decision in November 2017; the Cabinet upheld the respective draft bill in late 2018. The circuses have five years to make all the decisions and take the necessary measures for this process to complete. 

Related: Rally against use of animals in circuses ended in clashes with police in Lviv

In January, the Ukrainian Parliament prohibited testing cosmetics on animals.

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