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Princess Stephanie of Monaco claims circus animals are "well-treated and spoiled’ and likens France’s recent decision to forbid travelling shows with wild animals to "banning farming"

Stephanie of Monaco, 55, spoke out against animal rights activists and France

2020-10-02 - Roc Agel, Monaco. CLAIRE TOUREILLE

Princess Stephanie of Monaco has spoken out against a ban on wild animals in circuses in France, claiming the creatures are treated like 'family' by their handlers. The Monaco royal, 55, who is the patron of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, told local paper Monaco Matin that circus animals are 'loved and spoiled', saying: 'We've come a long way since the stool and the whip.'


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Princess saves doomed elephants

Princess Stephanie of Monaco pets an elephant during preparations for the Monte Carlo International Circus Festival. The princess has saved two elephants from euthanasia in France.

2013-07-13 - Roc Agel, Monaco.

Two circus elephants who were threatened with euthanasia in France, arrived in their new luxury home near the Cote d´Azur on Friday after being taken in by Princess Stephanie of Monaco, French media reported. The two pachyderms made the 500-kilometre road trip to the Monaco royal family´s estate in Roc Agel in two giant air-conditioned containers.


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Bardot"s elephants settle into new royal home

Baby and Nepal at the Tête d

2013-07-12 - Roc Agel, Monaco.

Two sick elephants who were given an 11th-hour stay of execution after a Brigitte Bardot lead public campaign to save them, arrived at their plush new home on Friday where they will be treated like royalty under the watch of the Princess of Monaco. The princess has agreed to host the two elephants, aged 42 and 43, at the royal family´s Roc Agel ranch in the Alpes-Maritimes region in the southeastern corner of France.


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Stephanie"s daughter Pauline shares mum"s passion for the circus

Princess Stephanie

2008-01-23 - Monta Carlo, Monaco.

As a child Princess Stephanie's daughter Pauline loved the circus so much she was included in one of the acts performed by mother's elephant trainer boyfriend. And the pretty youngster - now 13 - has clearly lost none of her enthusiasm for the big top. Pauline, whose father is Stephanie's former bodyguard and husband Daniel Ducruet, accompanied her mum to the closing ceremony of Monte Carlo's world-famous Circus Festival.


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4 Headlines about Elephants from Monaco2020-10-02 - Roc Agel, Monaco - Princess Stephanie of Monaco claims circus animals are "well-treated and spoiled’ and likens France’s recent decision to forbid travelling shows with wild animals to "banning farming" 2013-07-13 - Roc Agel, Monaco - Princess saves doomed elephants 2013-07-12 - Roc Agel, Monaco - Bardot"s elephants settle into new royal home 2008-01-23 - Monta Carlo, Monaco - Stephanie"s daughter Pauline shares mum"s passion for the circus

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