As an animal lover, it’s hard to know where to draw the line when it comes to animals in entertainment. Circuses have almost always been criticized for their treatment of animals & after doing research for this post, I’ll not visit another one.
Not A Good Message
Many of the animals used in this type of entertainment are facing extinction in the wild. What kind of message are we delivering to our youth if we continue to cage wild animals and force them to perform tricks for our amusement?
If you love the idea of the circus, there are always animal-free options, where performers actually get to choose their work. Teach your children to respect animals, and enlist their support for boycotting circuses that have animal acts – do it for the animals.
If all of that doesn’t convince you, perhaps these 12 reasons will…
Really, Do You Need Any More Reasons?
For more information about the abuse circus animals suffer at the hands of their captors, please visit Circuses.com.