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Paris: a wild bird in a theater embarrasses the town hall


The presence of a marabout, a wild bird, in a play performed from Thursday May 19 in an establishment of the City of Paris...

The presence of a marabout, a wild bird, in a play played from Thursday May 19 in an establishment of the City of Paris embarrasses the latter, which in 2019 banned wild animals in circuses .

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The town hall of Paris does not respect its commitments: it authorizes a show with a wild animal!

“, Protests in a press release the association for the defense of animals Paris Animaux Zoopolis (PAZ), for which “

this authorization demonstrates that the animal condition is not taken seriously by the Paris City Hall



Le Jour du Grand Jour

", the show in question, lasting an hour and a half, is played from Thursday to the end of May at the Monfort Théâtre, a public establishment of the City located in a park in the 15th arrondissement (south -west).

“Adapted and stable environment”

Several animals appear there, including a marabout, present on the poster.

At the end of 2019, the City led by the socialist Anne Hidalgo had decided to no longer issue installation authorization to circuses presenting wild animal shows.

In 2017, a tigress had to be shot in the middle of the street after escaping from a circus.

PAZ, who photographed the enclosures around the tent, also criticizes the troop in question for not providing a "

suitable and stable environment

" for its pets.

The association requires that performances “

take place without animals


Contacted by AFP, the City says it has "

asked for details about the living conditions

" of the marabout and points out that the bird "

makes a short appearance in the play



Even if it is a wild animal, in this specific case, the animal welfare criteria are respected and the play can be played

," she says.

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According to the same source, "

the theater was not aware of this new charter and informed us of it late, at the end of April

", and the maintenance of the performances is justified "

insofar as all the other conditions in terms of well-being animals are respected


In the meantime, the theater has signed the charter and will no longer welcome wild animals in the future

”, indicates the City again.

Source: lefigaro

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