Sadly, the Minneapolis City Council voted 7-6 against the proposed circus ban in our city. They voted instead in favor of the Ostrow-Hodges amendment to increase circus regulations.
While this is a bitter disappointment, the City Council is unanimous in its belief that the current conditions for circus animals are unacceptable and that they need improvement.
The following Council Members voted in favor of the ban, and they deserve a kind word for their support on this issue:
Council Member Ralph Remington
Council Member Cam Gordon
Council Member Gary Schiff
Council Member Sandy Colvin Roy
Council Member Don Samuels
Council Member Elizabeth Glidden
Thank you for all you do for animals!