USA: Congrats To Illinois – The First State To Ban Elephants In The Circus.

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL — If you want to take your kids to see elephants at the circus, you’ll have to do it before the start of the New Year.

On Aug. 11, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill that made Illinois the first state in the country to ban the use of elephants in traveling circuses that come to Illinois. The law is a victory for animal rights activists, not to mention elephants, which have endured abuses behind the scenes. The issue has been polarizing, as many people attach a fond nostalgia to the thought of seeing elephants at the circus.

The law will officially take effect on Jan. 1, 2018 and will not only be the first to ban the use of elephants but also the first nationwide to ban the use of animals in performing acts, according to WTTW. The bill passed unanimously in the Illinois Senate by a 55-0 vote. In the House, there was some resistance, but the bill passed with a 91-14 vote before Rauner’s signature sealed the deal.

Read more at 

https://patch.com/illinois/springfield-il/illinois-first-state-ban-circus-elephants

 

 

 

 

 

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