Mexico City became the latest place in Mexico to ban the use of animals in circuses Monday as the city council voted overwhelmingly for the prohibition, with fines of $45,000 to $60,000.
The law does not apply to water shows with dolphins or bull fighting nor does it prohibit the use of animals in Mexico's traditional rodeos, known as "charreadas."
Circuses will be given one year to change their acts.
Several states and cities in Mexico had previously approved such bans, which allow acrobats, clowns and other circus acts to continue.
Circuses argue their animals are treated . . .