If you're in the area, there will be a huge circus protest (vs Ringling Bros) July 20th @ the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hope to see you there! Visit LCAnimal.org for more info.
Most people go to the circus because they love animals; they don't realize going to the circus is supporting animal cruelty! Circus animals are forced to endure horrendous abuse during training to make them perform silly acts to amuse the public! They are frequently deprived of food and water to induce them to perform and to prevent untimely defecation while they are in public view. They are not allowed to socialize with their own species and spend most of their lives in small, dirty cages, released only when it is time to perform. Many circus animals are leased seasonably from dealers, and go from one circus to another, which provides little incentive for circus owners to keep them healthy. They suffer from inadequate care, as they are often "cared for" by temporary circus workers who have little or no experience, and are not qualified to care for these magnificent animals!
Wednesday July 20, 2011
Oh I SO wish I was there! I would be there in a heart beat :) A circus is coming to my town and I am trying to think of ways to open peoples eyes so they don't go!
Sorry I cannot be there, but thanks for posting this for anyone here who might be able to attend.