A circus lion escaped and was seen roaming around heavily populated streets for hours in a suburb of Rome on Saturday, before it was sedated and captured by authorities.
– Reported by NBC
Sadly, a great number of many different types of animals are still forced to perform in circuses every day, all over the world.
In the USA, the Animal Welfare Act of 1966 is the main federal law that regulates the treatment of animals in research and exhibition. It has been amended eight times, most recently in 2013. Even so, it still falls short of adequately protecting animals that perform at shows and in circuses.