06/18/2013 10:59 am ET Updated Aug 18, 2013

Colombia Passes Bill To Ban Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses


Elephants, lions, bears, tigers, monkeys and other wild animals will no longer be permitted in circuses in Colombia under a bill approved by Congress.

The legislation covers "native and exotic" animals, which account for a small percentage of the circus acts in the country.

Circus industry executives, however, have expressed opposition to the bill, calling it unfair.

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