Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Truth About Circuses

The circus is a fun entertaining and amazing place showing many great shows and performances. But not any more. People have now introduced more and more exotic animals making the show extremily abusive. These animals are forced to do behaviors they would never do in the wild, and is often painful for the animal involved. For example how is an elephant standing on a ball natrual for the elephant, or how bears have to where unconfortable outfits just for the people to find it enjoying, or even how tigers and lions have to jump through rings on fire. These animals are ofen trained by force with bull hooks, the trainers strike the animals with these hooks when they do something wrong or fail to cooperate. One of the biggest circuses in the world The Ringling Brothers is also known as the most abusive circus. The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) fined their biggest civil penalty against any exhibtor in the Animal Welfare Act's four decade history. They were fined 270,000$ because they were allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act. They immediatly paid the fine instead of going to the hearing. These animals do not get the appropriate amout of sleep and are usually over exausted because they are constanly on the move practicing, preforming, and getting transported in small confining cages. And during transport they are usually chained up for hours and even days at a time.

Please do not go to circus acts they are cruel and abusive to their animals.
Be Their Voice!
For more info go to www.CatLaws.com or www.BigCatRescue.org

For more info on how circuses originated and their affects on animals who preform in them go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTwQdMNLA8I

Compare these photos to the ones in the wild!
 
 
Baby Elephant in Ringling Brothers Behind the Scenes
 
Baby Elephant in the Wild
Tigers in Ringling Brothers Behind the Scenes
Tiger in the Wild

Please Be Their VOICE!