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Should animals be banned from circus performances?

  • Animals are treated horribly in entertainment in general.

    I don't support any wild animals in entertainment. Most circuses treat the animals horribly and deprive them of anything natural to them. Admire animals in the wild being who they are and not forced in to doing dumb tricks to entertain young, spoiled children. It's also very dangerous for people working for an animal like a lion or tiger and there have been deaths!

  • Animals should not be used in public place

    Animals are also having feelings and emotions like human beings. Animals are bitten to train them correctly. When the mother gives birth to her child. The child after two or three months is taken away from his/her mother for training, the if he does not follows the master he is beaten.

  • Mode of Money

    They make movies,click pictures and publish it on internet and television . People make fun and think that animals attack humans without any reason but this is actually not . We humans only tease them and so they attack on us to defend them selves. They don't actually want to harm us.

  • Animals should not be beaten and abused for child entertainment.

    I get why some people don't want animals to be banned from circuses, because their head is too thick for them to realize how circuses treat them. One in one hundred circuses don't abuse their animals. If you had to make an elephant balance on a ball for 5 minutes, you would try to do it roughly because the elephant wouldn't listen. While the elephant still doesn't listen you get aggravated and beat it. Would you want your child to get beaten like that?

  • I think animals should be banned from circuses

    I say this because one 96% of animals at the circus are kept behind bars there hole life. Two after the mothers give birth at the circus the babies are just taken away soon after birth. And three Trainers they train them and if they don't get it right then they will either get bull hooks, whips, tight collars, and other barbaric tools are used so then they are physically punished until they get the training right. Once its correct they are left with bleeding, bruising, and even broken bones. So this is why i think animals should be banned from circuses because animals should be treated like there someone and not like there nothing!

  • The people can can do almost everything they are forcing these animals to do.

    These animals are spending a good 96% of there lives in cages. And the time they have out of the cages they are in silly costumes and are standing on their hind legs. It isn’t fair. Animals should be set free to live their own life. It just isn’t fair.

  • Animals should get their rights

    God has made every living organism on this earth and he only has the right to do what he wants
    Who are we to take decisions regarding any ones life.
    Just because the animals are meek and are not able to say anything ,we can do anything with them.
    Treating animals badly is crime punishable by law.

  • Debating Says YES!

    The affirmative side is more convincing and helps with my debating homework. My friends will love this:Heneel, Mailee, Samantha, Zali, Mercy, Mia, Jacob, Sahaj, Sneha, Nirdisha, Sammy, Brendan, Alice, Althea, Kayla, Jayden, Ropo, Ribha, Aydin, Ben, Benjamin, Bren, Prashant, Amrit, Tony, Yiyang, Levi, Micheal, Alexander, Angela, Isabella, Annabelle and Matthew.

  • Debating Says YES!

    The affirmative side is more convincing and helps with my debating homework. My friends will love this:Heneel, Mailee, Samantha, Zali, Mercy, Mia, Jacob, Sahaj, Sneha, Nirdisha, Sammy, Brendan, Alice, Althea, Kayla, Jayden, Ropo, Ribha, Aydin, Ben, Benjamin, Bren, Prashant, Amrit, Tony, Yiyang, Levi, Micheal, Alexander, Angela, Isabella, Annabelle and Matthew.

  • They are suffering

    Our first reason is that baby animals are taken from their parents. Like at Dade City’s Wild Thing they pull baby tigers through the cages from their mom, and pass them around for pictures while tigers immune system aren’t fully formed yet. They leave the dead babies there for their mother. After a week the baby tigers a forced to swim in a pool, while being held by the neck and tail. When tigers are doing tricks in the circus, or in a video, their ears are pulled back, which means they are angry or frightened.


    Our second point is that humans beat animals when they don’t do their tricks right. When they do all their tricks they have little food and go in tiny cages where they spend 96% of their lives in. While training their standard method is the beat them. When beating they can develop long term disabilities. When animal are beaten some will fight back, but are shot and killed. Animals are meant to be wild and free. I do not agree with animals being in Circuses, because that is not their nature nor their habitat, so it is like having them in prison. Animals born in circuses are put back in the wild and they wont know how to survive. Other attacks by elephants, big cats, primates, and bears are common but haven’t received as much media attention because they are rarely videotaped. Many circuses, including Ringling Bros., do not allow video cameras in the arena. In order to avoid publicity, circuses are often quick to settle lawsuits that allege injuries.

    Another reason I think animals shouldn’t be in circuses is because the humans are putting themselves at risk, because they are whipping tigers, lions, elephants, bears, and much more bigger than them. What if the animals fought back and many people are killed? They spend thousands of countless hours traveling over long distances just to train animals that could step and crush you, so are the animals, transporting wild animals from town to town is very stressful for them. Many people have to hurt animals so they will do tricks, but some don’t want to, but their bosses forces them to. The animals need a lot of training and it isn't easy, if the animal attacks someone who is responsible for the animals actions? Also you are not keeping them in free space its too crowded for them to move. You are whipping them because they are not listening to you and that's hurting them and no one likes getting hurt physically.

  • Lets look at this reasonably...

    Animals in circus are treated with the same (if not more) respect as any privately owned animal. In order to perform calmly in front of large audiences, they need to have a trusting relationship with their handler otherwise the animal simply will not perform. Animals in the circus lead enriched lives - by putting cues to behaviours that the come by naturally, the animals are learning. As a species who value education so highly, why is it so hard for humans to imagine that learning benefits animals? The more they learn, the greater the brain stimulation and the more they want to learn. Animals are not beaten and whipped to learn their tricks - that is not an ideal learning environment for any creature, let alone for animals whose response to aggression is fight or flight. If nothing else, Skinner's study of Behaviourism demonstrates that animals learn best by use of positive reinforcement - a treat when a desired behaviour is shown and no response from the trainer when alternative behaviours are offered. This is how animals are trained. Imagine, if an animal was whipped and beaten, would they then willingly perform? We know animals have either a fight or flight response to unpleasant stimuli - it does not stand to reason that an animal will perform or learn if only exposed to abusive treatment.
    Circus animals are constantly in the public eye, and it is in the best interest of their owners to keep them in good condition. Yes, they may need to travel from town to town, but how is that different from a horse being shipped all over the country for horse shows or race events? The paddocks they are turned out in may be a different shape from one town to the next, but everything else is the same, down to the very water bucket they drink from.

  • Animals Deserve Proper Care

    I do not believe there is any reason to ban animals from circus performances. Circuses provide entertainment in the same manner they have for years and similar to older practices as well. The animals deserve proper care, but as long as that is provided, I do not see what the hard to the animal is.

  • Never ever ever!

    Their are certain circuses that treat their animals very very nicely! And the animals are sooooo cuuttteee!!!! And the fact that the circuses that I got to are very nice too their animals makes it so much better! You should never take out animals ever!! Their soooo cute and very well trained

  • Help animals to be friendly with humans

    As we know that animals are threat to humans so bring an animals ,especially wild animals to the circus may help both animals and humans to connect friendly relationship. This help in development of humans and animals both.So finally circus performance bring animals and humans together.So circus should not banned.

  • Mode of Money

    They make movies,click pictures and publish it on internet and television . People make fun and think that animals attack humans without any reason but this is actually not . We humans only tease them and so they attack on us to defend them selves. They don't actually want to harm us.

  • Not at all

    I don't think animals should be banned in circuses. Its because even we humans need punishment when we refuse to do something good and by working in circuses animals are just filled with education which is important for everyone in the world whether it be animals.What is wrong in this...

  • Not at all

    I don't think animals should be banned in circuses. Its because even we humans need punishment when we refuse to do something good and by working in circuses animals are just filled with education which is important for everyone in the world whether it be animals.What is wrong in this...

  • Not at all

    I don't think animals should be banned in circuses. Its because even we humans need punishment when we refuse to do something good and by working in circuses animals are just filled with education which is important for everyone in the world whether it be animals.What is wrong in this...

  • I think animals should be banned from circuses

    The reasons why I think animals should be banned from circuses is because one 96% of animals at the circus are kept behind bars there hole life. Second reason is after the mothers give birth at the circus the babies are just taken away soon after birth. The last reason is because Trainers they train them and if they don't get it right then they will either get bull hooks, whips, tight collars, and other barbaric tools are used so then they are physically punished until they get the training right. Once its correct they are left with bleeding, bruising, and even broken bones. So this is why I think animals should be banned from circuses cause they don't have the right to be treated like there nothing when they are something!

  • The people can can do almost everything they are forcing these animals to do.

    These animals are spending a good 96% of there lives in cages. And the time they have out of the cages they are in silly costumes and are standing on their hind legs. It isn’t fair. Animals should be set free to live their own life. It just isn’t fair.


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