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Animal-free circuses

Postby hillybilly » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:17 pm

Priego de Córdoba has become the first municipality in Córdoba to ban circuses that use animals in their shows.
http://www.cacma.org/index.php?c=noti.php&id=100
http://www.abcdesevilla.es/20100203/sev ... 00203.html
Priego joins Castilleja del Campo in Sevilla who, a week earlier, became the first municipality in the South of Spain to do likewise.

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby katy » Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:27 pm

Wow that is good news! :)

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Jool » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:38 pm

I do think the tide is turning in Spain regarding animal cruelty, Seprona seem to be genuinely interested in poisoning cases, and I meet more and more spanish people who love their dogs as much as us soft brits do.........and I am talking about real dogs not those they like to dress up like children and tuck under their arm :wink:

Its good news.....

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Scot » Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:35 pm

We went to see Cirque du Soleil last night at the Royal Albert Hall. My 16 year old (not easily impressed :( ) gave it 9 out of 10 :thumbup: It was expensive, but proves there really is no need for real animals to be involved. Glad things are changing - I have noticed a (slight) difference in Spain myself over the last 20 years or so and I''m hopeful for the future :D

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Retro P » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:59 pm

I saw the show in Las Vegas last month, excellent!!
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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Scot » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:34 pm

Wow and I thought the Albert Hall was glamorous!

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Retro P » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:53 am

The Cirque du soleil company is based at the Bellagio Hotel on Las Vegas boulevard, we were visiting there at new year and my missus insisted we see the show, I was a bit pessimistic but actually loved it, the aquatics are something else, glad you enjoyed it!
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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby fearfulfred » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:23 pm

Sorry Retro

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cirque_du_Soleil
cirque is based in Montreal..but I agree very good..also saw them twice in Malaga...

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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Retro P » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:22 pm

Looks like you're correct fred, there are a number of productions by Cirque du soleil, the one I was referring to is "O" which is permanently based at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, the reason I use the phrase permanently based is because "O" is a production which requires a specially built water tank containing 1,500,000 gallons of water the cost of building this special theatre was I believe 100,000,000 dollars (a hundred million) that's why it "O2 is permanently based at Bellagio, sorry for the confusion.
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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby Retro P » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:24 pm

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the full production of "O" can only be seen at Bellagio.
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Re: Animal-free circuses

Postby hillybilly » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:43 pm

And now Benalmádena has become the 1st municpality in Malaga and the 3rd in Andalucia to ban circuses with animals.
http://www.malagaes.eu/noticia.asp?id=23791


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