The National Assembly in France adopted an extensive animal welfare bill that has been under consideration for more than a year.
Once signed into law by President Emmanuel Macron, the breeding of minks and many other species of wildlife killed for their fur will be immediately banned throughout France.
Also, within two years, the new law will put an end to the commercial exploitation of wild animals, “by prohibiting their acquisition and reproduction.” Performances of animals such as lions, tigers, and bears, will be eliminated from traveling circuses within seven years.
The captivity of dolphins in dolphinariums will also cease to exist within five years.
Domestic animals such as puppies and kittens will no longer be allowed to be sold in pet stores as of January 1, 2024.