During a City Council meeting earlier this month, the full council approved article 234-bis, a law that prohibits the city from approving licences to establishments that use animal performances. The law states that no temporary or permanent license will be issued to any establishment that uses any animal, of any species, for show or entertainment purposes.
Roberto Ascencio Castillo, Municipal Trustee, said that circuses are a place where children are taken for entertainment, but there is a darker reality hidden from all the colors and joys.
"The idea that it should be entertaining to watch animals being coerced and . . .