It’s A Circus!

January 24th, 2008 by NashVeggie Leave a reply »

The Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town through the weekend at the Sommet Center. Usually when this circus shows up it is greeted by protesting from various groups, one I know of is PETA, there’s also a handful of other animal ethics groups. I have never attended a circus, have no intentions of ever attending and am fully aware of the horrors that the animals endure in the training. Of course, the circus execs always talk of how good the animals are treated, but never mention the electric prods and whips the animals face daily. Do you think the animals just naturally act this way? If you do plan on attending be sure to pay attention the demeanor of the animals, do they look happy? Are they acting with affection? Do they look threatened? Let me know what you witness.


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  1. Anna says:

    I HATE circuses!!!!! All I know is that the ringling brothers and Barnum and Bailey circuses are the most abusive. I also have never been to one and never will(unless I’m yelling at them!) I know that there have been several court cases about the 2 circuses, but they have only had to pay minimal fines(which is not enough)

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