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

Colombia Passes Bill To Ban Use Of Wild Animals In Circuses

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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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