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Should circuses who use animals as part of their show be allowed?

Asked by: morethen1person
  • Why shouldn't they be?

    Animals have done nothing to make them deserve anything better. I mean outright abuse is wrong but we should be able to use them as entertainment. They haven't done anything to prove that they can do much more. They don't have the intelligence for equal rights like voting and being a circus pet isn't such a bad life. They aren't are equals. We are the dominant species. We are allowed to use them as forms of cheap entertainment if we so choose.

  • Yes, its no harm.

    In circuses proper care of animals are taken. There is no animal abuse as such. Merely involving animals for entertainment purpose dosent led to any harm to animals, instead at circus animals are trained which may lead to their, both physical and mental development. Physical development as they are trained for performing stunts in the shows and while training them for these stunts or shows it may led to their mental development. Moreover it is also possible that wild animals like lion become calm and are not violent as they may be in an natural environment.

  • Animals of relatively low maintenance should not be a problem, but larger, wild animals are different

    There is nothing to suggest birds, insects, regular domestic animals and animals of similar nature would suffer in a circus or zoo environment. I do not believe a parrot has to be physically hit or abused to teach it to add numbers or repeat what the trainers say, I do not believe a scorpion or snake is abused when children pet/hold/touch them while their mother takes a picture, and I do not believe it necessary for circuses to hurt small, intelligent mammals to teach them to jump through a hoop. I do, however, believe that many animals in a circus environment are more problematic than this (a tiger, an elephant, etc.) and strict laws should be established and enforced regarding their treatment by circus officials.

  • Only from a Hinduistic view would I say otherwise

    I can think of no reason to prevent this, as long as it is not abused and the animals are safely managed. From Christianity, perhaps we shouldn't put them through unnecessary suffering. Animals need not suffer more in the hands of trainers. From an atheist perspective, there's no reason to treat them in any way other than your desires. Hinduism is the only view I know of that should restrict the use of animals.

  • As long as abuse is banned

    Animal abuse should be illegal and enforced against. But merely using animals for entertainment is not itself abusive. Maybe animal abuse needs to be more strictly enforced against but using animals itself should not be outlawed. The circus would not be a circus without animals in it. Not all circuses are terrible to the animals.

  • Abuse on Animals

    They should be banned, because animals shouldn't be abused. Those people that abuse animals should be put in jail for animal cruelty.Animal get beat in the circus.Tigers are naturally afraid of fire but are forced to jump through flame hoops. Animals like lions, elephants, and tigers get jabbed and also hit by eclectic rods.

  • No, absolutely not.

    Animals in circus are beaten and abused by trainers in order to make them perform tricks. They are also confined, caged, tied up, beaten, and have their basic instincts and desires ignored. We inflict this suffering on them for mere entertainment, that's the only reason why we do this to them. I believe doing such things to other sentient beings is cruel and unjustified.

  • Animal Abuse in Circuses is Common

    The young are forced away from their parents from a young age, and subjected to torture. Don't try to sugarcoat it, that's what it is. Blow torches, bull hooks, and cattle prods are commonly used on circus animals, especially elephants. Animals often spend weeks on end in cages, while being transported from one location to another (about 96% of their lives). Dozens of people have been killed by animals who have snapped after a lifetime of abuse. EVERY major circus which has ever visited the United States has been cited for not meeting the requirements of the United States Animal Welfare Act.

    You have to be an absolutely disgusting and/or ignorant person to support the use of animals in circuses.

  • Great Example Would Be...

    If you have read the book "Sheep" by Valerie Hobbs, you would disagree here. In the book, Sheep is taken into a circus by this entrepreneur named Billy. Billy is famous among the dogs for whipping animals to get what he wants. A show.

    My point is, circus organizers almost always abuse animals to train them. This should most certainly not be allowed.

  • Animal Cruelty is wrong

    How would you feel if you were just enjoy a Saturday afternoon in 123 Fake St. And some guy kidnapped you. Then, he would force you to do tricks your body couldn't even withstand, and if you screwed up you would be whipped. In other words, being a circus animal is like being a slave. Just because where are dominant species does not mean we have any right to come in and ruin their lives. I agree with the "survival of the fittest"theory but taking in a animal just he can jump over a human is not nessecary for our survival. Now, where i come from wouldnt be a FRIENDLY vegiterian place to go. But we still treated the animals with respect.

  • Abuse on Animals

    They should be banned, because animals shouldn't be abused. Those people that abuse animals should be put in jail for animal cruelty.Animal get beat in the circus.Tigers are naturally afraid of fire but are forced to jump through flame hoops. Animals like lions, elephants, and tigers get jabbed and also hit by eclectic rods.

  • Type "circus lion attack" in youtube

    That is your answer. What people don't understand is that these animals ARE abused. How do you think they were trained to perform unnatural tricks? Wild animals are not to be used for entertainment and one day they can snap. Using animals for entertainment is cruel, unnecessary, and outright dangerous.


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