The environment minister of France announced on Tuesday that the country will 'gradually' ban mink farms as well the use of wild animals in travelling circuses and the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity.
Barbara Pompili announced the new animal protective measures saying 'our attitude to wild animals has changed.'
The country's three dolphinariums will also no longer be able to breed or bring in new dolphins or killer whales.
The date by when these measures will be implemented has been kept vague. Pompili said dates do not matter and starting a process is more important to achieve the goals.