Denmark Paid $1.6m To Let The Last 4 Circus Elephants In The Country Retire In Peace

As more and more people voice their concern against animal use in circuses, circuses are getting rid of these animals. Many countries and states are passing laws against the use of animals in circuses.

gray elephants performing on circus

In 2018, New Jersey passed a strict law that banned traveling circus animals. Even the UK passed a ban against the use of wild animals in circuses. A wildlife conference helped them come to the decision that baby African elephants were not to be taken from the wild for zoos or circus-use. It’s called Nosey’s Law. Animal abuse is no longer being tolerated by people. Even in Germany, Circus Roncalli made a landmark move by replacing traditional animals with amazing top-tech holographic imagery of animals. They can now make these holographic images do the impossible and please the crowd!

The Denmark government is also not backing down. The government bought the last 4 circus elephants, Lara, Ramboline, Jenny and Djunga of this country. The government is going to pay about £1.3 million or 11 million Danish krone for these animals.

portrait of gray elephant
Credit: Roi Dimor

By the end of this year, the Danish government is planning to ban animals from circuses too. There has been no specific home decided for these elephants, but at least they won’t be subjected to the circus abuse anymore. The harsh lights and the cruel stunts are not going to be their life any longer. They can now live like elephants and not as an entertainment troupe. The Animal Protection Denmark organization will look after them till all the details have been compiled and agreed upon. 

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There are already some form of limitations against abuse in many of the states in the USA. New Jersey and Hawaii have banned wild animals from their circuses completely. Many other states are pondering over these kinds of ban too.

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