It's that time of year where the Circus comes to town. It always makes me so very, very sad. Who even thought of such a barbaric event anyway? All those animals locked away in cramped cages for days while traveling in their own filth and then released only to stretch a little or be brutally trained and exposed to the elements of severe temperature changes, wind, rain, sleet, etc. I boycott every year!!!
I realize many of you think going to the Circus is a essential experience for children to have while growing up. It's not. Kids want to spend time with their parents and/or loved ones doing anything, they don't care, they just want your time and attention. If you want them to have the Circus experience, wait for Cirque du Soliel. Now there is a spectacular. show. It's like the Circus only 10x better and there are no animals involved.
Contrarty to popular belief, the Circus life is horrid for animals. They are treated poorly. They are neglected. Their freedoms are deprived. They pace and sway to lull themselves into a trance to escape from the abuse and distress. They are poked and rammed with electric prods and sometimes even blow torches during training. Trainers often have difficulty controlling the animals because the animals are so miserable. It an animal does not submit even after being beaten it is terminated ... killed ... murdered simply for rebelling against unecessary abuse. It is ... deplorable and hideous. Do you really want to pay to watch animals entertain you when they were beaten into submission until they mastered the very acts you find so entertaining? I don't think so.
BE AN ADVOCATE FOR ANIMALS FOR A CRUELTY FREE LIFE.
BOYCOTT THE CIRCUS WHEN THEY COME TO TOWN.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ;-)
For more information go to: http://circuses.com/
To view footage of animal treatment go to : http://www.petatv.com/tvpopup/video.asp?video=carson_barnes_long&Player=wm