Animal welfare organization Animal Defenders International announced that the Palm Beach Council has just banned last night the use and display of certain wild animals in private or public events.

The wild animals listed include chimpanzees, bears, lions, tigers and elephants.

“CONGRATULATIONS PALM BEACH & everyone who helped secure the ban,” ADI wrote on their Facebook page.

To help ADI continue working towards banning animal circuses in the entire country, please visit, where you can read about the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act.

“With the passage of the Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act, Congress aims to amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and traveling exhibitions.

“Traveling circuses are detrimental to animal welfare because of the adverse effects of captivity and transport. Due to severe confinement, lack of free exercise, and the restriction of natural behaviors, animals used in traveling circuses suffer and are prone to health, behavioral, and psychological problems.”

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