FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo, a tiger jumps through a ring of fire during a performance of the Fuentes Gasca Brothers Circus in Mexico City. Mexico's congress has passed legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses nationwide. The lower chamber's vote Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 comes six months after Mexico City passed a similar ban that will go into effect next year. The bill now needs the signature of President Enrique Pena Nieto. (AP Photo/Sean Havey, File) (The Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY – Mexico's congress has passed legislation to ban the use of animals in circuses across the country.