Mexico City bans circus animals, bullfighting and Mexican rodeos are still permitted

June 16, 2014

Beautiful, majestic animals will no longer be seen in circuses in Mexico City. On Monday, Mexico City joined with six states in Mexico to ban animals from performing in circuses.

Ringling Bros opposed the law banning circus animals. Ringling Bros. is the steward of the largest sustainable elephant population in the Western Hemisphere and supports conservation programs for tigers and other big cat species. Ringling Bros. has long been associated with preservation of exotic species of animals through its breeding programs and its conservation programs throughout the world, and of assuring the highest standards of welfare for the animals it uses.