France, a refuge for circus trainers?
Our association has been fighting for animals for 25 years. Most of the time the suffering of those kept in circuses is denied. However the mistreatment starts at birth. Babies of all species are snatched from their mothers. They are then trained in order to break them and subject them to a life of violence and imprisonment. In the last 25 years most of our neighbours have prohibited these practices. France has become the country where trainers find refuge and can continue to torture animals of threatened species. Since the minister responsible, Barbara Pompili, made her announcements we have been