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Malia in Crete has banned animal circuses following the launch of one of the biggest animal protection campaigns Greece has ever seen by Animal Defenders International (ADI) last month. This is the first animal circus ban in Crete.

In the last week of March the ADI Greek Stop Circus Suffering campaign was unveiled in Iraklion, Crete, followed by press conferences in Thessaloniki, Athens, and Halkida. The campaign received enormous publicity, and one local TV station screened the Greek Stop Circus Suffering DVD in full. It is now an enormous boost to the campaign that the municipality of Mali have acted so quickly and decisively and banned animal circuses.

Our thanks to this municipality and to all the local campaigners who supported the campaign. There are now bans on animal circuses in Thessaloniki, Patras, Xanthi, Eleftheron-Kavala, Glika Nera Attikis, Elefsina, Thermi and Kalamaria and the tide against animal circuses in Greece appears to be unstoppable. The ADI Stop Circus Suffering campaign has the backing of over 50 animal protection groups across Greece and this latest ban will motivate everyone to redouble their efforts.

ADI would also like to thank the Greek Animal Welfare Fund who part sponsored the production of the new Greek Stop Circus Suffering campaign materials.

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