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Countries with restrictions or ban of wild animals in circuses


A lot of countries have already banned wild animals from circuses completely or partially. Find the list below.


 

Europe

 

Austria  General prohibition of wild animals
   
Belgium General prohibition of wild animals
   
Bosnia-Herzegovina  General prohibition of wild animals
   

Bulgaria          

General prohibition of wild animals

  Transitional period up to 2015 for already acquired and used animals
   
Croatia General prohibition of all animals
   
Cyprus General prohibition of all animals
   
Czech Republic

Prohibition of newly born apes, seals, whales (excl. dolphins),
rhinoceroses, hippopotami, giraffes

   
Denmark General prohibition of wild animals
   Exceptions made following individual evaluation e.g.

for elephants, sea lions, raccoons, zebras, wild sheep or birds are possible

   
Estonia  Prohibition of wild animals that were born in the wild
   
Finland Prohibition of apes, predators, elephants, hippopotami, marsupials, rhinoceroses, seals, crocodiles, predatory birds,ostriches, wild forms of ruminant or equine animals
   
Greece General prohibition of all animals
   
Hungary

Prohibition of elephants, rhinoceroses and primates
Prohibition of newly captured wild animals

   
Latvia General prohibition of wild animals
   
Malta Prohibition of animals that are listed on CITES
   
Netherlands General prohibition of wild animals
   
Norway Prohibition of wild animals as of 2017
   
Portugal Breeding prohibition for whales, primate, wolves, bears, big cats, pinnipeds, elephants, manatees, rhinos, hippos, flightless birds, reptiles, constrictors
   
Polen Prohibition of wild animals that were born in the wild
   
Romania General prohibition of wild animals as of 2017 (18 months transition period)
   
Serbia General prohibition of wild animals
   
Sweden

Prohibition of apes, predators, rhinoceroses, giraffes, kangaroos,
hippopotami, seals, predatory birds, ostriches, crocodiles, fallow deer

   
Slovakia Prohibition of animals that are listed on CITES

 

 


 

 

Countries worldwide

 

Bolivia General prohibition of wild animals and domesticated species since 1. July 2010
   
Costa Rica            General prohibition of wild animals
   
Ecuador

Nationwide ban on the use of native wild animals; restrictions on the use of exotic animals; ban on the import of both native and exotic wild animals with circuses

   
El Salvador General prohibition of wild animals
   
Guatemala General prohibition of all animals
   
Honduras General prohibition of all animals
   
Indien Prohibition of bears, apes, lions, tigers and leopards
   
Iran General prohibition of wild animals
   
Israel General prohibition of wild animals
   
Colombia General prohibition of wild animals
   
Mexico General prohibition of wild animals
   
Panama Nationwide ban prohibiting “entry of wild animals for use in static and travelling circuses and similar shows”
   
 Paraguay  General prohibition of wild animals
   
Peru General prohibition of wild animal
   
Singapur General prohibition of wild animals




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