Jan Creamer, president of Animal Defenders International (ADI), couldn't be more pleased with the news.
"Animal Defenders International is working closely with Councilmember Ryu's office on this effort and we know how determined he is to protect wild animals and the public from these cruel and dangerous acts," Creamer said in a statement. "ADI has repeatedly documented the suffering and abuse of wild animals in circuses. Circuses simply cannot meet the needs of wild animals in small, mobile accommodation. We applaud the Los Angeles City Council for taking this important step today to protect animals in entertainment."