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Kludsky escaped French law and sent Dumba to Germany


Mis à jour le 05 April 2021

Barely more than forty-eight hours after the publication of our article announcing that we were initiating new legal proceedings and that we would be going all the way, Dumba’s trainer took off abroad. We followed Dumba’s truck on 20 and 21 February to a zoo which exploits elephants in Germany. Our legal proceedings continue in France and we are initiating others in Germany.

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Leaving at dawn on 20 February, Dumba was confined and driven more than a thousand kilometres almost without stopping, until reaching another country.

Circus workers make it their speciality to escape the law

We emphasize what we have been denouncing from the start: circus workers escape the law of one country to another, without letting it overly bother them.

But they don’t know us if they think they can get away with it that easily: we followed their truck until their final destination, a zoo-type park, run by circus workers, where the elephants were shown to the public and forced to do so in large numbers. In short, Kludsky the trainer fled France for Germany and abandoned Dumba – who was for sale, let us remember, and returned to Spain to be left alone. Well that is what she thought.

The legal proceedings in France have implications everywhere

Having been issued with her proficiency certificate in France, our legal action continues to get it removed from her. Even in Germany, she will therefore no longer be able to exploit Dumba.

New legal proceedings in Germany

We are initiating legal proceedings in Germany. Whichever country it is, Dumba should not have to be exploited. The day before she arrived, 30 centimetres of snow had fallen in the park.

New regulations are underway

In France, what is being prepared is the legalization of these animal parks kept by former circus workers with more flexible laws than zoos, allowing the animals to be exploited again until they die. It is unacceptable.

For Dumba and all other animals in the hands of circus trainers, we will go to the end of our fight.

Translated from the French by Sophie Martin

Julia Mothé
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Dumba in Germany, finally far away from life on the road One Voice is at the administrative court in Marseille on Wednesday 26 May at 10am for Samba the elephant

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Penelope | Friday 23 April 2021

Quelle déception cette France avec son comportement vis-à-vis des animaux, on va devenir le pays le plus arriéré!

doudoune | Thursday 22 April 2021

Les animaux ne sont pas des choses, Stop à l'exploitation et à la maltraitance.

Coco46 | Thursday 22 April 2021

Les animaux ne sont pas des objets rendons leur leur liberté.

MARC | Thursday 22 April 2021

Stop animal objet pensons à leur bien être.
Marc