In March, Israeli animal rights group Anonymous for Animal Rights succeeded in persuading Tel-Aviv to ban animal circus acts within the city.
According to a press release from the group,
We are happy to announce that we successfully completed our campaign against animal circus acts, as the Municipality of Tel-Aviv banned animal circus acts.
The Mayor of Tel-Aviv, Ron Huldai, instructed the municipality to avoid any future contracts with circuses that use animals of any sort in their shows.
Its unclear, however, how permanent such a ban is if it depends on the whims of a single individual.
Tel-Aviv bans circus animal acts. Press Release, Anonymous for Animal Rights, March 13, 2005.