H?r? ?n the Un?t?d St?t??, ??r?u??? ?r? almost synonymous with w?ld ?n?m?l ??rf?rm?n???. Wh?n ??u hear th? word ??r?u?, th? images that came t? m?nd ?r? ?r?b?bl? th? ??ght of a l??n jum??ng through fire, ?n elephant standing on ?t? hind legs, ?r a m?nk?? riding a bicycle. Th??? all may ???m like acts ?f ?n?r?d?bl? t?l?nt ?nd entertainment, but th? truth ??, ??r?u? ?n?m?l? suffer a lifetime of ?bu??, ??nf?n?m?nt?, and ?xtr?m? mental ?tr???, in order t? be tr??n?d t? ??rf?rm ?n ?u?h ??t?. R???gn?z?ng the dark side to th??? ?n?m?l ??t?, several countries h?v? b?nn?d l?v? animals fr?m ??r?u? performances ?n?lud?ng P?ru, B?l?v??, Gr????, N?th?rl?nd?, C?lumb??, Slovenia, P?r?gu??, C??ru? … and n?w Iran!
Ir?n’? D???rtm?nt ?f Env?r?nm?nt announced ?t w?ll not ???u? permits ?ll?w?ng th? u?? ?f w?ldl?f? in ??r?u???, ?ff??t?v?l? b?nn?ng wild ?n?m?l ??t? ?n all 31 ?t?t??. The m???ur? follows th? successful “N? t? C?r?u?!” …
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