Animals in Captivity

Aug 8, 2016

(8-8-2016) Today's Topical Currents looks at the plight of captive animals, and the growing movement to free or retire them.

We visit with the founder and director of Animal Hero Kids, Susan Hargreaves, as well as activist Wendy King, and Dr. Ian Kupkee of Sabal Chase Animal Clinic in Miami.

Resources:

http://animalherokids.org/no-more-wildlife-jails/   The day Lolita was captured, described.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oDf4y1WtC1k  An Animal Hero Kid telling the story of Lolita.

Countries that have bans on exotic animal acts at circuses include:

›Austria
›Belgium
›Bolivia
›Bosnia-Herzegovina
›Bulgaria
›Colombia
›Costa Rica
›Croatia
›Cyprus
›Czech Republic
›Denmark
›Ecuador
›El Salvador
›Estonia
›Finland
›Greece
›Hungary
›India
›Iran
›Israel
›Malta
›Mexico
›Netherlands
›Panama
›Paraguay
›Peru
›Poland
›Portugal
›Serbia
›Singapore
›Slovakia
›Slovenia
›Sweden
›Taiwan