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The Circus is Cruel

Posted by on May. 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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I belong to a group on FB that shares events going on for families in my area. They were posting about tickets for the Shrine Circus. I can't believe parents are still taking their kids to see circuses with wild animals! Who doesn't know by now that this is wrong?

Wild animals belong in the wild. It breaks my heart to see elephants chained up, beaten, and forced to do stupid tricks. These are magestic animals, that are very social animals, that need miles of open land to roam. They're also endangered species. When you see them swaying from side to side, that is because they are stressed. How can it be fun for you to take your child to see exploited and abused animals?

sad

by on May. 15, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on May. 15, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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We love the circus. So much fun!
Cymbeline
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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I hate any circus that has animals.
catcameback
by on May. 15, 2014 at 8:30 AM
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I wouldn't go either.  My son is 8 he already knows it's wrong.

We go to cirque du soleil though

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by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:31 AM
I watched a thing about how they train elephants with bullhooks and cried like a bitch. They start when they are babies and hit/jab them in areas they know are sensitive, like their armpits. Then, as they grow, they just see the bullhook and will generally do whatever because they are afraid of it.

My kids have been to a circus once, and it was more of the people performers. No elephants. They had a boxing kangaroo and trained dogs.
gwebkeijmmm
by Ruby Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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I always comment with these pictures when those posts pop up.
cutebaby06
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:31 AM
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I'll take my daughter to the circus if I want, doesn't matter what anyone in here thinks.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 15, 2014 at 8:32 AM
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Eh, we enjoy the circus. And the zoo and Seaworld...

TableforSeven
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:33 AM

I have nothing against circuses with animals.  I just hate the circus, period.

ninjakids
by Christina on May. 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM
This.
This circus rarely comes here and the one that does is all rides. However - should they come here Ill take them, theyll love it and have a good time & thats all that matters


Quoting cutebaby06:

I'll take my daughter to the circus if I want, doesn't matter what anyone in here thinks.

LilyofPhilly
by Platinum Member on May. 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM
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Quoting Anonymous: We love the circus. So much fun!

Do you enjoy dog and cock fights too?

Just what is fun about seeing a bunch of enslaved animals who are being tortured?

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