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European circus Association (ECA) appeal failed–now the Berlin Senate is required. The European circus association is now already failed for the second time in an attempt to attack the exemplary adopted by Austria and implemented wild animal ban before the European Commission. The Commission has confirmed the Austrian ban on wild animal again as legitimate. Thus, it clears the way for further legal actions against non-portable livestock husbandry in circuses. The head of the delegation of the European Parliament of the Social Democratic Party of Austria, Jorg Leichtfried, found clear words: “I now other Member States urge to follow the Austrian model. If as many countries are active, wild animals belong to soon of the past in European circuses.” Because the Federal Government is currently silent to the problem area, consisting of nine animal welfare organizations Berlin initiative for a ban on wild animals in circuses calls on the Senate to act. Only in October, the new black-yellow coalition has in Schleswig-Holstein in its coalition agreement held to engage for a ban on wild animals in circuses. “Now Berlin is needed to accelerate the pace for the long overdue withdrawal of animals in the wild,” says Mahi Klosterhalfen, spokesman for the initiative.

Animal rights activists face a possible lawsuit by circus people before the Austrian Constitutional Court: “If these companies only half as much money and energy to invest in a contemporary, wild animal free circus they would grieve as for the maintenance of the unacceptable Status quo, would the issue already settled”, concludes Klosterhalfen. The Berlin initiative for a ban on wild animals in circuses is composed of the organizations ‘ AK circus “of the Berlin animal protection Association, Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment, animal public e.V., Association against abuse of animals e.V., German animal protection Office, elephant protection Europe e.V., animal and man e.V., vegan animal rights Alliance Berlin as well as Berlin of opponents of animal testing and Brandenburg e.V. – more For information, see which non-profit Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment was in the year 2000 by lawyer Wolfgang Schindler as a politically and religiously unbound animal welfare organization founded. It is financed from the proceeds of the Endowment capital and funding contributions and donations. The Foundation takes its name from Rhena Schweitzer, the daughter of Albert Schweitzer. The Foundation Mission is to reduce as much suffering. Therefore set the Foundation for the so-called animals a. With 60 billion animals are every year under the most unimaginable conditions cost-optimized fattened and killed, the commitment to these animals is the biggest task, can be. The Albert Schweitzer works Foundation, to improve housing conditions, as well as to cut back on the uberzuchtung (torment breeding) animals. They also Stark the vegetarian idea because no farming the Foundation is known, species described as really could. Contact: Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment Mahi Klosterhalfen Saeed Park 5 10715 Berlin 030? 86 39 16 59, mobile: