Animal care

Circus animals and do you like the Circus?

By Peri Sualp….

Do you like the circus? and animals? What about both at the same time? Do you like circus animals?

Well I understand if you enjoy a little bit of an entertainment with such intelligent animals then you do not know what’s going on behind the scenes? Do you just think that animals decide to join the circus so they can entertain a bunch of people? Well guess what? They are not happy. Circuses try their best to keep their animal abuse hidden from your eyes! You won’t see any employees on a bad attempt to the animals because they were told to be on their best behaviour!

Picture courtesy of Change.org

During training, the worst abuse happens to these poor animals which you don’t even see! Employees take nursing baby elephants away from their mothers using ropes, chains, electric prods, and bull-hooks – heavy steel devices resembling fireplace pokers with a sharp steel hook at one end.

You might as well figure out how uncomfortable they are and I’m sure many of you know the horror of these entities yet you’re still buying family tickets to the greatest animal circus! Put a stop to it!  Let me tell you what these animals are going through so that some humans can be entertained.

Animal cruelty picture courtesy of paws.org

Tigers naturally fear fire, but they are still forced to jump through fire hoops in some circuses and have been burned while doing so. Animals in circuses have splintering wood and sharp protruding metal pieces near their cages. In more than 35 dangerous incidents which have happened since the year 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run away through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked the public, and killed. But it wasn’t their fault!  When animals are unable to perform then they are sold to other circuses or they may end up on hunting ranches. Forcing elephants into a life in the circus can be deadly for them. Not only elephants but all animals.

A lifetime in chains leads to foot infections and arthritis (type of infection) the leading cause of euthanasia (killing medicine) for elephants in captivity. Basically these animals are forced by torture.  People are this cruel to not see it!  You know you’re not a nice person with no feelings if you know the pain these animals are going through and yet still go to circuses!

So what can we do to help?

  1. Never attend a circus which includes animals!
  2. Inform police for the physical abuse.
  3. Spread it around in social media
  4. Teach all your friends and family what circus animals are going through
  5. Protest!

I hope you enjoyed my article. Although there isn’t anything to enjoy about it! 😞

Have a great week and next week I’ll talk more about animal abuse in touristic places!