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  • Yes, it is good for them.

    I think they should be a source of entertainment because it provides them with a home and they are also provided with food. This also protects them against the wild and against many predators.
    It can also be used as a source of entertainment as they will feel safe and secure in the circus.

  • We should understand.

    No. It is exploitation. Even though some circuses claim that animals enjoy performing and that animals are treated well, overall, the practice just exploits animals that are typically meant to live in the wild or at least in a zoo habitat that resembles the wild. Being trained to do tricks for other people's entertainment is a form of slavery.

  • Animals are awesome

    We need animals in the circus as they are so much fun and they entertain you so much more than what a circus with no animals would. I agree that some circus's may treat their animals badly, but most do not, so why ban all circus's with animals when only a few circus's do the wrong thing. A solution would be to ban the circus's that treat their animals badly, but not all.

  • Yes it's brill in the citrus

    Because they are protected and the circus is very funny and entertaining they have nice owners If they are endangered it might save them! I think that animals have fun in the citrus and enjoy parading around I think that small animals probably have a better life in the circus. I think it's unfair on our country that want to see them perform because some countries allow it

  • Animals are not being hurt

    Animals are having a fun time. Unless the circus owners are beating and abusing their animals then there should be no problem. No animals are being down right mistreated and abused in the circus. The animals themselves seem to enjoy performing in the circus and it makes children happy. Like little old sue.

  • My own opinion

    Yes because makes the audience more engaged and more interested but if there isn't it isn't that amusing. Plus animals doing tricks is awesome. So that is what I think you guys might think something else though this is what I think. My opinion. What do you think yes or no

  • Yes, first off....

    Instead of banning zoo’s we should ensure the relevant safety measures are taking care of. To make sure that none of the animals are to escape or hurt anyone or anything.
    Secondly.....To keep animals from being beaten and being treated badly the zoo owner should do background checks on all of his employees.
    Shall I go on?!?!

  • Animals are treated well

    The circus animals are well fed, and they have friends and owners who look after them. They are happy and they have a home. When they are trained, that are given a break between tricks. When they perform, there is a different crowd very night and they are treated with respect.

  • Yes, let animals perform!

    Everyone loves the circus. And what child doesn't love elephants? Ringling Bros. Seeks to preserve elephants with their Center for Elephant conservation and circus elephants have on average, longer life spans than even zoo elephants. It is good for them to be enriched with performing. The animals are well taken care of and animal rights groups seek to exploit these issues to stir up trouble and fundraising. 4

  • Animals are treated well!

    Although the animals may not be in their natural habitats they are fed well and are treated with a load of respect, also it can be a chance for children to see wild animals that they may never see again. I say that it is perfectly fine for the animals to perform!

  • We should understand!

    Yes, it is good for them. I think they should be a source of entertainment because it provides them with a home and they are also provided with food. This also protects them against the wild and against many predators. It can also be used as a source of entertainment as they will feel safe and secure in the circus.

  • Yes, let animals perform.

    There is a fine line here that can be crossed where animals are abused. However, animals are investments and it is in a circus' best interest to treat them well. A balance can be reached that gives audiences great satisfaction while the animals also feel content and secure. For example, horses have been used by humans for centuries and I think both species are better off for it.

  • Animals Should Perform in Circuses

    I think that animals should perform in circuses as a source of entertainment for people. I believe there is a fine line, where animals should also be given breaks and be treated fairly as well. Just because they are working for our entertainment, like for example human performers, they should still be treated in a proper way without abuse.

  • Yes they should!!!

    They are entertainment for themselfs and us humans and they get exersize from it. They are provided with food, water, friends, and a home to live in. They sould still be treeted with peace and all but they will entertain themselfs as well. If people think this is wrong, it is not.

  • Yes they should

    I think animals should be allowed to perform in circus because it gives them a home and they will get food. Animals would also be protected from predators. Altogether I think this is a good idea. This also provides a source of entertainment and would be good for the animals to socialise with humans

  • The right approach

    It really should depend on how the animals are treated and what types of rights they are given. The reason that so many people have come to be against animals in the circus is likely due to the inhumane conditions.
    Think of it this way:
    Human performers in the circus are all voluntary members. They were enticed by the idea of performing in the circus and thus decided to join, so they’re happy. If they had been abducted by the circus and forced to perform then they would not be happy and it would be considered abuse. Likewise, the wild animals in the circus are not happy because they were forced to join. What the circus people possibly could have done was expose the animals to the concept of the circus and see if it attracted them. The animals that were attracted could have been coaxed into joining and then the trainers could have observed them to figure out what specific types of performances the animals enjoyed.
    It’s all a matter of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you want done unto you.

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  • They are animals.

    Animal acts have been the most entertaining part of the circus for me for decades. They are beautiful and it is wonderful to see them perform. They should obviously be treated humanely and the US has the Animal Welfare Act that will ensure this with proper enforcement. I suppose those with extreme views, such as PETA, can continue to put forth ideas that animals should not be in circuses, in zoos, or even kept as pets in the home. Common sense needs to be brought into play and people should realize most animals in circuses and zoos live longer lives than those in the wild.

  • Yes because life in the wild is even more dangerous than life in captivity

    If the objective of a living organism is to be healthy enough to procreate, then as long as an animal in a zoo is well fed, is kept healthy AND is given the chance to procreate then it seems to me than selective captivity works. Life in the wild is romanticised.

  • I think that we should keep wild animals in circuses.

    I think this because without them it would not as fun and entertaining for everyone to watch.Something to add I feel that animals showing their talents is better then them living alone in the wild life and getting hurt or killed.Also if they decided to take wild animals out that will cause them not to get as much money because of the reason that they took all the fun.To tell you something these animals are trained from professional people also they are in good care because they provide those animals with food and shelter and that is all they need

  • Go animals go animals

    Animals are the best at doing tricks and its awsome and its fun and it gets animals to exercize. You should be thankful for what the animals have don for you animals do this to intertain you so you shold be thankful that they all do this for you go animals.

  • The circus would not be fun

    Animals like lions, elephants, Bears, and so much more. The animals only do the fun stuff to watch. The animals jump over hoops of fire, ride bicycles, balance balls, and more. People in the audience basically want to watch the animals and sometimes the people who do dangerous things. Animals should be in circusus

  • Its very fun

    The animals provide great entertainment and are well looked after and are given vital resources in order to survive like food water and shelter which everyone has to work for bits just like human work accept its animals it may seem cruel but I'm absolutely sure they are not harmed

  • Its entertaining nobody won't say no

    It goes without saying that animal treatment is being banded for not being cared and looked after well, but in my opinion the lovely trainers are actually treating them like royalty, for example the trainers give the animals vet checks, even, they get checked by the best vets in the whole entire world

  • Because my mom says so

    My mom is always right an thats true. Even when shes not right shes right and my mom is good smart better smarter smartest goodest. She is also verry good and smart so she is always tight. Thats why this is ok to do. My dad is also right. Bye

  • Citrus' are peng.

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  • Animals have always been part of the circus, and they are happy to be there

    Most of the people who work with animals at the circus, are animal lovers. They treat the animals well. A few circuses may not treat the animals well, and they should change their training techniques
    but we shouldn't bann the animals all together.
    If we compare the treatment of circus animals to the treatment of animals at the slughterhouse place, there is not even a comparison,
    animal rights people should worry more about farm animals

  • Circus is a safe and caring environment

    Most circus animals are bred and reared in captivity where there welfare is uppermost they are not hunted abused or mistreated the Animal welfare rights groups should deal with hoarse racing where horses are whipped and shot if they injur themselves and fox hunting and hare coursing where animals are torn apart by savage hounds also some family pets have been killed if they where in the wrong place circus cares for animals sports people do not.

  • Yes but strong regulations

    Yes let them perform but ensure their needs are met people don't realise that the animals are only performing for around 20 mins per day, animals do actually enjoy performing much like a car enjoys chasing string or a dog a ball, the bond between trainer and animal can be amazing !
    The animals spare time should be spent in large enclosures though!
    Please get rid of the abusers and keep the good traditional circus alive

  • In most cases

    I feel that animal can do well and thrive in the circus I don't think it should be banned I think there should be regulations put in place to weed out the bad circuses!
    All animals when not working should have access to large areas to relax in and do as they please I do not believe that they should live in small cramped spaces.
    I think all social animals should be kept in pairs minimum & that any circus found to be abusing animals to be investigated !
    The bad circuses make things difficult for the good circuses !

  • Its like a job

    It is good for them they enjoy it. They are treated well. It is not abuse. They are given shelter and food.It is good for them they enjoy it. They are treated well. It is not abuse. They are given shelter and foIt is good for them they enjoy it. They are treated well. It is not abuse. They are given shelter and food.Od.

  • Animals should be able to preform in circuses

    Just because one person gets hurt because of a foolish action, doesn't mean we should ban alol animals from the circus. Millions of people die due to car accidents. Do we ban driving? It is the same circumstance of banning animals from the circus. One person may be foolish, however not all of us are.

  • Yes. The circus protects these animals!

    Why is a Zoo any better? In the wild so they can be poached, starved, die of diseases... You don't think that is torture for the animal? Have you been to Africa and seen the condition these wild animals are in? Lions don't look like they do in captivity they have pests feeding on them to the point that they die from disease... In captivity, they have full teams of people to make sure that they are bathed, fed and cared for especially in today's world. If I were that animal, I would say it's not a bad deal to know that I am safe from being killed for my tusks, my lineage will go on to survive, food will always be provided, no worries about dehydration and exchange I get attention and a break from my mundane life. In my opinion the circus is protecting these animals, thousands upon thousands of elephants are poached every year in the wild simply for their tusks. Their numbers are dwindling rapidly and it's almost impossible to stop it. Lions have also been hunted in the thousands. Tigers are close to extinction, between taking away their habitat away and poaching them for their pelt. However, the circus is not responsible for these horrible crimes instead the cause is from human greed spawning all across the globe. You should be happy that these animals are protected and not out in the wild, at least these few will still be around when all the others have been hunted to extinction.

  • Yes to animals in the Circus.

    The circus ring as we know it today was created by the use of animals, in fact, by Philip Astley in 1768 who found that by riding his horse in a round circle he maintained his balance when attempting to do riding tricks. Animals have been part of entertainment in many ways ever since and although technology and mans knowledge of animals, their abilities, their natural home etc etc has increased, so has the fascination of seeing big powerful animals close up. TV cannot teach you about animals as seeing them move in front of you. Circus animals are born in captivity often by the circus themselves, therefore that is their home and that is their natural environment. Some people would prefer so called wild animals to be free and in the natural wild. In a perfect world, maybe, but this world is perfect and all animals most natural enemy is man! Therefore good zoos, safari parks and circuses are the key to survival for some species. Good circuses and animal trainers within any animal husbandry system use good methods of training ie positive reinforcement and using rewards during training. Animal housing and outdoor exercise facilities are much better today than they were even 20 years ago. Good circuses are a good home to animals. Yes, there are good and sometimes bad in every walk of life but not every single circus should be vilified because of a few individuals. Animals today are protected within circuses by the Performing Animals Act 1925, Animal Welfare Bill 2006, Wild Animals in Travelling Circus (2012) Regulations, the Association of Circus Proprietors own code of conduct, in addition to inspections by vets and (when they can be bothered) the RSPCA. The Wild Animals in Travelling Circus Regulations cover all aspects of the lives of circus animals, including housing, exercise facilities, transport and many other things. All the inspection reports and the full Regulations are available to see on the Defra website. Considering the amount of negative publicity generated by the so called animal groups opposed to circuses with animals, only TWO circus animal trainers have been taken to court in the last 40 years! So despite all the media stories, so called undercover investigations, protests outside circuses, vandalism towards circus property etc etc, only TWO animal trainers taken to court. Two is two too many but on the whole, that's a damn good record, considering how many normal people if you like, are taken to court each year for cruelty to their pets, or cruelty inflicted on farm animals or horses in fields. I don't see circus horses so skinny they cant stand up, or animal trainers slashing horses just for the sick fun of it! Good circuses are good places for animals. Loved, cared for and respected.

  • Circus animals are loved and well cared for.

    Circus animals have on average, the longest life span and highest breeding rates of ALL elephants in captivity. This is due to the strong bonds of love and trust they form with their trainers, allowing better veterinary treatment and greater mental stimulation for the circus elephants. They also are protected from the poaching crisis and help to raise awareness about the 96 elephants A day that are brutally poached in the wild, EVERY DAY. Please visit 96elephants.Org

  • Loss of human animal interaction

    So many people are already so far removed from nature and the wild. Taking away more human animal interaction will create an out of site out of mind mentality and have devastating affects. These animals peform part of the year, the rest of the time they relax at large facilities. There has not been a documented case of abuse of an elephant at a circus in over 20 years. Meeting an elephant up close and personal inspires people to care about elephants. Ive seen it happen first hand. 40 thousand elephants are poached for their ivory in the wild every year yet people are obsessed with 1% of that number, 450 safe and well cared for captive elephants in North America. In the time it took me to write this how many wild elephants were killed? The wild is no longer a safe place. And thanks to campaigns like this driven by greedy animal right propganda we continue to struggle to fund organizations trying to protect those wild elephants. Ringling brothers funds asian and african Elephant counter poaching initiatives in the tens of millions of dollars. How much money has PETA or Born Free or IDA ever donated to do the same?

  • Yes, allow animals to perform!

    Everyone loves the circus. And what child doesn't love elephants? Ringling Bros. Seeks to preserve elephants with their Center for Elephant conservation and circus elephants have on average, longer life spans than even zoo elephants. It is good for them to be enriched with performing. The animals are well taken care of and animal rights groups seek to exploit these issues to stir up trouble and fundraising for their next propaganda movie

  • Animals in Circus can and do have a wonderful life.

    The subject of Animals in Circuses is an ethical issue - not a welfare issue. The vast majority of animals in Circuses enjoy a stimulated life with good facilities, and are cared for by people who work very hard to give them a long, healthy and happy life. The tiny minority of people who don't take care - or abuse - their animals represents the minority of people in other walks of life who shouldn't be allowed anywhere near animals. Why should the whole culture of circus be judged by the actions of an individual? Why are we not ending pet ownership based on the actions of a bad owner?
    The Elephant era is ending naturally. There haven't been animals taken from the wild for about 40 years - and the handful of Ellies left don't reproduce, and cannot be reintroduced to the wild.

  • Yes why not

    As long as the animals are treated correctly I can not see a reason why they should not perform in circuses.
    If the animals rights groups had there way we would not eat meat. Wear leather. Have police dogs/guide dogs for the blind and people would not have pets. Circus animals are just the start.

  • Welfare should be the only reason to ban

    There is not a single scientific study done that supports a case against the use of animals in the circus every first hand study done by qualified professionals comes back in favor of the circus and states the industy by it's nature does not cause suffering any cases of cruelty that have occurred are isolated rare instances that are the actions of inviduals

  • Animals are awesome

    Lots of people never get see elephants, tigers or other animals in the wild and if they are allowed in the circus, everybody will get to look at them very close and see them do tricks. Everybody's morale will raise and the people who are keeping the animals will get more money from everybody coming to see them.

  • Animal are treated good in some circuses!

    They do that because their trainer trains them to do that, its there life. And they need to have a strong bond with there trainer to trust them to do those tricks. And they get rewarded very well when they do the right thing. Trainers use a special technique when training animals when they do the wrong thing they do not get punished the trainer simply doesn't react. And remember, I have never been to a circus with lions jumping through hoops but mostly they feature ponies and horses which are common pets and even my horses can do tricks! You would say I'm cruel to my horses would you?

    I do think that their should be stricter rules on how the animals are treated.

  • They should be kept in circuses!

    Many people say that animals should not be kept in circuses. But I believe they should most elephants are put in a circuses to save them and for humans entertainment. I belive that they should not be kept in boxes and chains. I am not jst saying all this because I am in 6th grade and went to a circus for my birthday but because its my opion. So all in all animals should be cept in a circus to be feed well and have a home!

  • Let them Preform!

    Animals should be allowed in the cricus. There well fead and safe from predators elephants in peticular the elephants aer safe from poachers looken for some ivory in there tusks. As well there nice source of entertanment if there treated poorly than fire the employee that hurten them also background cheaks. In all if a circus is hurten there animals nonstop just ban thats circuses use of animals. Humans can do the job but animals give that extra touch to the fun. In all NEVER BAN CIRCUS ANIMALS

  • From a person who's actually in circus

    People say the animals are being forced to do tricks well sorry but you try getting an elephant to sit down if it doesn't want to . We don't travel 11 months a year ,we only tour in the summer and after that time the animals have their own large indoor/outdoor pens and human company every day.Id rather have our animals that we care for with us than release them in the wild where they will not know what to do ! They don't act like wild animals and it would be cruel to send them into that environment with no past experience. The amount if lies people are fed these days (e.G bull hooks? Electric poles???? ) this is ridiculous .

  • Bring animals into the circus !

    Try to look more carefully about animals that perform in circus. There are lots. Children loves them. Who doesn't ? Plus, they get lots of food there. I think animals should in circuses. I saw in the information web about in the circus and guess what ? I saw millions of people wanting animals in the circus

  • I love the circus!!!

    Animals love being in the circus. The owners/ trainers love training the animals to be in the circus. Everyone knows that the animals are the best part of the circus and everyone always says 'awwwwww'. And the animals get well looked after and fed well in the cage and they don't get abused at all!!!!

  • Circus Animal Care should be known more widley

    Any circus that I have been to care for their animals. All the animals do in the ring are roll overs, sit ups, jumping and running. Their things that they would do in the wild. Nothing unnatural is thought to the animals. Circuses have to have a licence to have animals. If the Circus doesn't comply with that licence and if the objectives are not met, well then the circus can't have animals. The enclosures the animals are kept in are good there is lots of room to move around and the conditions are 100% clean. When a circus moves from one town to the other, the animals are transported in trucks, health checks are carried out on the road to see if they are stressed. When a circus arrives in a town straight away the animals are unloaded and put into their clean enclosures. Local animal welfare officers must then inspect the circus to see the animals and check that they are in good health and their being treated nicely. Training also takes place on a regular basis. Members of the public can come to see the training sessions and to see the enclosures the animals are kept in. If cruelty did happen in a circus, well then the circuses licence to have animals will be taken away and the circus workers who let it happen will be brought to court and sent to jail.

  • Let them show!

    They are well taken care of, they are the most spoiled animals ever. The Ringling brothers are trying to keep them from going extinct they rescue them and then take care of them bringing them back to a great health. You all are using the same excuse just stop your wasting your time I have done so much research over the past few weeks on this just to do my school report and every time I see a reason why these elephants shouldn't perform its the same thing over and over. Look up Ringling bros. Center for Elephants conservation maybe if you saw how they lived on a day to day bases you'll change your mind. They are pampered so just stop with your negativity and let them perform.

  • They are cared for.

    They have vets, get food every day, and mostly are treated well. And also if they are released back into the wild after you are used to living in captivity would be extremely hard. You would have no idea how to survive in the wild and find food for yourself.

  • They should be allowed to preform.

    You say animals should be wild and not inside of a circus. But, oh, how you love to go to the zoo and watch the animals! Circus animals get treated greatly and are treated better than zoo animals. They get to travel everywhere and put on shows and get a lot of attention!

  • Yes, they should

    I say yes, animals should be in the circuses In my eyes, the animals is the best part of the show. They are a good source of entertainment. Also some circuses treat the animals nicely. Animals may enjoy it there.

    First thing, wild animals have a better life in the circuses then a zoo. Zoo's are like an animal's prison. Also the best part for kids is the animals. To be honest, the clown is not so funny.

  • Wild animals should be banned

    They should be in the wild not inside doing trick . Traniers don't even care.It's kind of annoying that they don't pay attention.I bet that the wild animals rather be in the wild don't you think like if I'm right.By the way wild animals aren't even that fun to watch

  • Let the Circus have animals!

    As long as the circus is treating them well, has the right food, enough space, and isn't mistreated, then they should be able to. Just ban the circuses that don't follow the rules and it's a win win. I mean, most animals live longer within the reach of human kinds help then in the wild fending for themselves.

  • Animals are good for circuses

    Animals are good for entertaining and some people love animals when they are in circuses.Plus,animals are like the magic in the circuses they are so important and i insist using them,but some people think that animals are not treated well in circuses but they are treated well, and that is vived for me.

  • What makes a circus a circus?

    People and animals performing unusual acts. Acts that take practice and talent. Abuse is not acceptable, but training is not equal to trauma as some seem to believe. Show your support or dislike by whether or not you buy tickets. Share your concerns but don't take away all the circuses - circus people need a home, too.

  • Circus animals have been around for years

    People could get upset if they don't see a man put his head in the mouth of a lion or acrobats jumping onto horses backs. If you stop circus animals tradition will be lost and some people could lose traditions and we must continue it so please do continue this.

  • Captivity is all many have left

    There are more lions and tigers in captivity (private ownership, circuses, preserves, etc.) than now exist in the wild. We have destroyed and continue to destroy their habitats. So what you wanna do, just turn them loose down by the river? It takes generations and literally millions of bucks to rehabilitate these animals. So they can be turned back into the wild and immediately hunted and killed by poachers.

    No animal should be mistreated, and circus owners who do so should pay the price. But the circus life is way better than being shot for a trophy, or not existing at all.

  • Let them preform

    You train dogs to do tricks no different training wild animals & circus animals are better looked after than most domestic pets.. I use to visit as a kid & miss these type of circuses to the point i just dont go anymore the wild animals in circuses is what going to the circus is all about

  • Yes, they should!

    There' ve been arguments about this controversial topic. To be honest, animals in captivity shouldn't be put in their habitats 'cause, simple, they wouldn't last a whole day. Circuses shouldn't be banned, on the contrary, new regulations are needed to ensure animals' protection (treatment, transportation, food, circus structure), so I'd advise the government to start thinking about this and not keeping away animals in curcuses so abruptly.

  • Circus are traditional, humorous, and accidents are not accidents.

    Ever since you were a little kid, you knew a circus was a bunch of animals doing funny and amazing tricks. Without those animals, a circus would be an audience laughing at humans. HUMANS. Are we to laugh at each other? Are we so unkind to each other that we call each other freaks of nature? I say nay.

  • Yes they should and I will tell you why..

    I agree that some circus owners are cruel and physically abuse them sometimes and i too would have said no but i thought again.
    If the circuses shut down the animals would not survive in the wildlife as they are not used to such places. They can be hunted by poachers and predators and in the circus, they are safe from those things. Why shall we take the risk? They are treated by vets in the circus and these vets don't even exist in the wildlife. If you people are thinking about the cruelty they suffer then tell someone like the prime-minister. I hope you people make the right decision.

  • Animals like humans are not performing freaks/for entertainment/clowns/etc!!

    Humans are not performing freaks/clowns or entertainment. Those poor souls train day and night for an unflattering wage to entertain people. Humans should belong to the wild where they have all the freedom without abusive relationship from the society and themselves. Some people suffer emotional trauma so severely that they actually enjoy being clowns. They are cramped in tents in today's day and age. Really? Cloth buildings? That is unacceptable. Humans should belong to their natural habitats aka office cubicles where they truly belong.
    Elephants are OK though. I think they like it there. Many are born in captivity which makes the circus their natural habitat now.

  • Circuses with animals are the symbol of circus.

    Firstly animals are the symbols of circus, taking them out of the circus would be like removing circus from society, although i do believe in animal welfare (not animal rights), that we should have international regulations on the way animals are kept in circuses and regular inspections on their well being. Note 2 more things, firstly i'll will pay 50 dollars for an hour to see animals perform tricks not to watch some 40 year old man jump around in his underwear. Secondly, Peta just uses scare tactics, they have no clue what they're talking circus is not their profession, in fact they prefer that all these animals to be put down instead of being happy and healthy in circuses.
    Ps circuses with animals would raise the popularity of circuses and employment would sky rocket just calculate the food needed. It would lead to an increase in live entertainment and raise the audiences awareness on animals on the decline. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F24Fu4zSTwg

  • Yes they should1

    They provide humans information and more sympathy as they watch them live.....It makes them think about their betterment.
    Walt Disney was fond of saying, “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”
    It helps in education as well as provides entertainment.

  • Yes they should

    They are well fed tamed kept in good conditions and they are all getting exercise from performing pro animals get better food though witch is not fair but the dogs are fed meatloaf! One circus currently has a rabbit so that's not nice either but overall they should be allowed.

  • Animals in circuses

    I think animals should be in the circus. The ringmaster from Stardust Circus came to my school to tell us about animals in circuses. He said they have a book of rules for animals in circuses. There lion cage is bigger than the zoo! Animals are always safe in circuses

  • We should consider the well-being of the animals

    1. Media credibility
    The largest arguments against animal cruelty come from various animal activist organizations and for good reason. Scrutiny is the best monitor for the welfare of animals. However, organizations who act the loudest about these issues, such as PETA, have a horrible record. They are known for purposefully killing the animals they rescue and creating videos of the most grotesque nature that not only improperly portrays the situations they argue so much against, but demean minorities and encourage domestic abuse. Books such as Water For Elephants, also garnering sympathies, are FICTIONAL and should not be used to compare with true care of circus animals.

    2. Animals bred in captivity
    Animals in captivity would fare off much worse if they lived in the wild. Consider this: a lion is born in a circus, is fed by humans regularly, then thrown into the wild to fend for itself. While they may still have basic wild instincts, does that guarantee that they know how to hunt properly? Skills like that are normally taught while the animal is growing up. The only other alternative for these animals, and the habit they were raised with, would be to approach humans for food instead. One can see the dangers in that, without considering poachers who would gladly take advantage of the animal's trusting nature.

    3. Modern practices
    There is no denying that circus animals have been abused severely in the PAST. Thirty years ago we believed that smoking wasn't bad for you and AIDS affected homosexuals only. As awareness has increased over the years, so have regulations against animal cruelty. You don't see people getting away with Thomas Edison's famous elephant electrocution trick in this day and age. There are set standards of care and new training regimens designed to encourage positive relationships between animal and trainer without abuse being used with weekly audits to boot.

    4. Conservation efforts
    What makes circus animals great is that it generates a love for the animals involved. They are an important way to expose the public to animals that would not otherwise be seen. In many cases, raising animals in captivity is the best way to restore the population. Many of the animals are involved are indeed, endangered, but are also frequently used in breeding programs to keep the population growing.

    5. Stimulation
    The physical, mental and emotional stimulation of these animals is always a cause for concern. But remember that each time they perform and travel, they are being exposed to a constantly changing environment. Crowds are different during every show, and the scenery changes just as frequently. They train and perform acts several times in a single day, and are given time to themselves to rest in between. Thanks to new regulations, they are given time to roam around in an enclosure of an acceptable size. If anything, there may be a risk of over-stimulation at times. Larger groups provide stimulation, but risks violence. Solitary times are necessary to keep them calm and well-rested.

  • they should be in the circus

    Animals in the circus is entertaining for the people that watch them. The people who look after them give them the ideal things to eat. They get baths and the animals love the people that look after them. It is like being a human performer in a circus for the animals.

  • yes, let them perform

    You may say ringmasters hurt their animals but this man did not, a tiger in a show bit his master on the neck. While he was on his way to hospital he said, “Don’t hurt the poor creature it did not mean to do it.” This shows that circuses are not bad and that the animals are loved!

    If you think about it the circus isn't that bad. The animals are treated with respect, are fed properly and kept if good conditions. In the olden days they may have been treated like dirt but the present day is different.



  • Why shouldn't animals be allowed in a circus?

    Animals should definitely be allowed in circuses. They are not treated badly at all. They are fed well and cared for. How is animals in circuses different to zoos? It is a tradition for animals to be in a circus. I don't think people should judge and say animals are treated badly in circuses when they haven't been there to see how they are treated. Something that really annoys me is people saying we shouldn't make them perform for our own enjoyment, well what about race horses forced to race for money? And then when they break a leg because of them being forced to run they are shot or poisoned. How is that better than animals in circuses? I know animals are not tested badly because my family comes from a circus.

  • No right to play with anyone's life..!

    Human beings have no right to play with anyone's lives..We are treating these animals as our source of income and even we forgot to remember that even they are also like human beings..If aliens take us to their spaceship and treat us as such then is it right..So there is no right given to us to play with anyone's life..!!

  • Circus animals are awesome!

    Yes, in the old days, you may have a circus that mistreats their animals. There have been many many many regulations that are in place that now prevent this and still the circus is here with their animals.

    People who don't understand each individual species of animals will apply human emotion to animal behavior. And people who do not know circuses will apply sensationalist image with a broad brush. This is plainly human ignorance at play.

    A perfect example of this is people who call out cat owners as cruel because they don't feed their cats healthy veggies. They apply what they know are good for humans and think it's also what's good for cats.

    Another example of this is people who think if animals are not living in their wild state, then they are not living in ideal conditions, and if they are following human commands, then they are slaves - applying human intelligence to animal instincts.

    Yes, there are those ignorant people who have pet animals.... Like the cat owner who feeds their cats mostly veggies. But, these people don't work in circuses. Circus people (I have spent quite a good amount of time with them) know their animals like their own children. They are intimate with the species and their behavioral cues. And just like children, animals get to conform with their human companions to establish a symbiotic dynamic through strict discipline. Now, of course, there are those who believe discipline is cruelty. I don't know what they do with their children.

    And about slavery... How do you know that an animal working at the circus is forced into slavery? Did the elephant tell you? Or do you think because an elephant set free would run straight to the forest instead of the circus? Do you know that majority of the people in the USA do not like their jobs and if given the choice would rather run home and play with their xbox all day? Unfortunately, they need to eat and pay for their xboxes so they go work at McDonald's hating flipping burgers but grateful that they can pay for their xbox with their McDonald's money. If you call that slavery, then okay, circus animals are slaves.

    Humans and animals are in this world together. They work together to keep this planet spinning. Horses pull carriages, carabaos pull plows, butterflies pollenate the flowers, and humans work at McDonald's... Elephants can lift their trunks and carry the pretty feathered lady for their daily ration of 300 pounds of food and 100 gallons of water. And we all get to be awed by the magnifence of these amazing creatures. Up close and personal.

  • Why animals should perform in circuses.

    I think that animals should perform in circuses as long as they are being trained well and are not being smacked to make them work harder that what they already do. Also it would be good if animals performed in circuses because they would attract more people to come and it would make the circus a lot more popular then it ever has been because everyone wants to see a animal perform in the circus and there aren’t a lot of circuses who train animals so that they be on the show.

  • Because you suck boiiiii

    Because your life is damn trash and nobody ever loved you hobo kid so your very dumb and that your life is rated down to below hell itself and you deserve to be in the 9th circle of hell so your a crazy guy and a psychopath so don’t ask people this again, Ok?

  • They should stay at the circus

    When you have a look at it you would think that it will be a reasonable reason to keep them in a circus if they are in a circus they’ll feel safe I think it is reasonable to keep them at a circus to protect them from the wild but people inside a circus would need to space out a bit because of the crisis we are in now

  • YES, YES And YES

    I think that the animals are safer in a circus rather than the wild they live longer and sometimes they are not separated from their families. Kids can also see the good and gentle side of animals like stroking an animal without them hurting you that way you are not afraid of animals and animals aren't afraid of kids.

  • Animals are exciting

    In Australia, There are laws protecting animals in circuses by law. If the animals are mistreated, They government will provide them with them with the medical care they need to recover. They can also breed and thrive in circuses. Not all circuses are bad, As a lot of people think.

  • Allow the animals!

    As long as the animals are happy and healthy, I agree that we should allow animals to perform in circuses. . . The circus provides a good home and food. . . The circus also allows animal the protection from the wild and other animals. . . Therefore we should allow animal in circuses. . . Anyway there are animal rights and laws in Australia which mean the owners of animal will be fined. . . . .

  • Animals are talented species so let them explore their hidden abilities

    Animals deserve their right to explore their own abilities so that can expand and increase their intelligence, And humans who train them in circuses help them do that. Animals in captivity live longer than those who try their best to survive in the wild. Circuses are a perfect animal environment.

  • If We Use More Humane Methods

    First and foremost, The way circuses currently train their elephants is cruel. This method is known as the training crush, Or Phajaan, Which is intended to break the elephant's spirit. However, A more humane method is the Human Elephant Learning Program, Devised by Dr. Andrew McLean. As opposed to punishment, The elephant is given positive reinforcement if it does what the handler wishes them to do. All there is is slight pressure; no bullhooks, No ropes. It builds a relationship with trainer and elephant out of trust, As opposed to fear. I also feel that circuses should only perform 3 months out of the year, With a large enclosure for the elephants to reside in for the remaining 9 months, And an adequate enclosure for elephants when on the road. As for lions and tigers, I feel they're too big. Why not replace them with servals for summer, And wolves for winter, And provide adequate living conditions for these animals, Both at home and on the road? Here's the website for the Human Elephant Learning Program: https://h-elp. Org/

  • Yes! I love elephants!

    I love going to the circus to see the elephants perform but if they take all the animals away. . . . . We won't get the joy that we use to. And the compony won't get money because the animals are the main attraction. You can't just take that away from people. And the animals get a nice home instead of the wild were they could get eaten.
    -Dani

  • They are great!

    Circus animals should be used in performances because the circus treats them well, Kids learn and are entertained by them, And the trainers learn from them and learn their personalities! They get fed fresh food that they like
    The “cages” are met for the animals needs and so they are happy
    Circuses are great and circuses treat animals as well as zoos!
    Animal behaviorists say that performing doesn’t bother them at all.
    Circus animals survive longer in circuses than in the wild! . Kids love to watch the zoo
    . Kids can learn about the animals.
    . Kids will know that animals can be amazing and they usually treat their pets better after going to the circus.

  • Circuses use tame animals too.

    Some animals like horses and dogs are tamed and can be trained. You are not taking away their freedom as they are already pets and some dogs actually like performing for audiences. For horses it would be kind of like them entering a competition as they are not forced to do tricks.

  • Why why why

    They are talented and they deserve a right. They are entertaining and have very good tricks. They are beautiful and are amazing. They deserve a lot in circuses and they make people be happy. This is some reasons why I think animals like tigers should perform in circuses. Amazing. Beautiful

  • Don't ban circuses with animals

    Animals don't require salaries like humans do, Thus making them better workers. Even so, Only circuses who treat animals appropriately should be allowed this. Plus, The beatings shape their behaviour, It wouldn't cause long lasting harm because they don't have feelings and the capacity of thinking as humans do. To say banning animals from circuses would be a big change and to some a bad one too as these animals have been accessible to them and didnt take away their earnings

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  • Dogs and Cats love pleasing their humans- And Circus animals are no different!

    Circus animals lead such happy and rewarded lives, Being fed good food and being allowed exercise. Performing and training are just like when you play fetch with your dog or riding your horse, The animals find it just as fun and entertaining as the trainer. Animals actually benefit from the circus, And scientists have begun calling this process enrichment.

  • It is true so true

    Because they do feel safe and the are happy and want more attention to themselves and I defiantly agree with all your points so the will not be eaten by a lion cheetah hyena snake or ants even so I agree with all all all all all of your points

  • It's enternaining there fun to watch

    Kids will love it kids may not ever see a lion but they will have a chance to see a real lion a tiger or an elaphant and some more and most of the time they are treated properly so I think that this that this fair enough if they are treated well

  • Animals aren’t clowns

    Animals should live in the wild not in circuses because they need space and they don’t have enough space in circuses however they have lots of space in the wild and imagine if you were locked in a cage away from your family and was made to do things you don’t want to do.

  • Animals need to get excercise there important too

    Animals should get the extra excersize so they can put off any extra weight. Animals have reasons to put of the weight. Because they get treats and they get extra food. All CIRCUS animals should perform because there cute and nice and people have to train them think about the people who train them

  • Animals make the show more interesting!

    When you go to the circus and no animals are there you would see the same acts every time. But when you add in animals you never know what they would do. For example, the could roll over on their back and lay then do something cute or adorable. Yeah they might do something that the people down there don't want it to do, but that can happen. Making it more fun!

  • Say no to circus elephants...

    Elephants should not be in circuses because they are kept away from their families and are closed in cages...Public saftey hazards animals are unpredictible and can be violent toward people because they experience such harsh conditions so people could get hurt ......... They are unable to survive in small places ......... Thank you for reading....
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  • Abuse Cruelty Poor living

    To force animals to perform, circus trainers abuse them with whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks (heavy batons with a sharp steel hook on one end), and other painful tools of the circus trade. Video footage of animal training sessions shows that elephants are beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods.

  • 90% of the abuse is true

    God made some animals to perform and we don't want to take away that ability for them. Also animals are not mistreated they feed them and give them treats and if the animals are really mistreated why lock them up at cages in the zoo i love the circus animals

  • No wild animals

    I personally think that animals should be used in circus acts. But I don't think wild animals should be used. I totally support circuses that use tamed animals such as horses, dogs, cats, and birds but I do not support circuses that use wild animals like elephants, tigers, lions, and bears. I think that it is cruel to use wild animals because this is not what they were intended for, but human tamed animals are perfectly fine to use as long as they are not being abused. Human tamed animals enjoy being taught tricks so they like being in the circus.

  • Good for them

    They are not treated badly, even though they are not in their natural habitat, they are fed well, and they need and love the attention given to them, similar to any other cat or dog. This isn't bad for them, because they love the attention given to them. Its good.

  • Animals what about humans

    Here where I live when I went to school the nuns caned me and none stopped that but some of our parents and think of underground dog fighting animals aren't being fed and they a hit and bet on and then left to die and your thinking of animals in circus's?!?!

  • They're made to do so

    In pre-historic era, where our civilisation began, we used the animals as our mean of transport, entertainment, equipment and plenty more. If it weren't for them, we would not have reached to this point. They're reason for existence is to aid us. How would've you traveled in the 17th century, without using an animal?

  • Yes they should

    Circuses are amazing I love them The animals think it is fun and they enjoy performing. Love love love love love love love love love love love love loveov love e love love love lve circuses. I enjoy them are my favorite. I adore the circus they are amazingly amazingly amazing That's all I wanted to say yee

  • It would put millions of people out of jobs to get rid of them.

    Then ringling bros. And Barnum and Bailey circus is going out of buisiness because they couldn't get enoughmoney after retiring their elephants. Many protesters said no to the use of animals when the animals werent being hurt at all! Great job protesters! You put hundreds of circus performers out of buisiness! Slow*clap*slow *clap* slow *clap*

  • No more animals abuse

    Animals born from nature where is their home . What we are doing is catch them and exploit them as a tool to earn money and entertainment. Where they live in is super crowded for them to move and facing physical abuse everyday . If you were them , you would try to escape from this kind of life and advocate banning animal performance.

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  • Yes, because I have to do this for a school project.

    Animals should be in circuses because I have to do this for a school project. School has a nerve and I have no friends with my parents but they don't know how much they have been through them they have been the best and most likely thing I've seen on the app yet I am sure the spinal will have a great day.

  • Copy and paste

    Animals are having a fun time. Unless the circus owners are beating and abusing their animals then there should be no problem. No animals are being down right mistreated and abused in the circus. The animals themselves seem to enjoy performing in the circus and it makes children happy. Like little old sue.

  • Circuses are amazing I love them

    The animals think it is fun and they enjoy performing. Love love love love love love love love love love love love loveov love e love love love lve circuses. I enjoy them are my favorite. I adore the circus they are amazingly amazingly amazing That's all I wanted to say yee

  • Animals should not be in circus

    Because th and whip they don't do harm the circus should be with there kind and it's not nice to see them get hit they don't do harm the circus whip people do harm and because they could start hurting people or kill them or go wild it could destroy the tents also

  • They would die

    Without circuses animals would die out in the wild . They would not get food every day and would not get medical help if needed . They have a better chance of surviving in captivity than in the wild. It also helps to prevent extinction . This can be a good thing although there is lots of abuse that happens to the animals .

  • Yes because there not getting hurt

    There not hurting the animals there just training them to do stunts sure they may hurt them a little but there not killing them come on people you need to think this out think strait there feeding them giving them water all sorts of stuff to keep them alive so think strait this is my reason i hope many people agree with me

  • Yes they should stay in circuses.

    I say yes they should be in circuses because it contains entertainment for the ones who are watching. Also the animals are doing stunning tricks. Lastly, It provides food and shelter in the circus for the animals. In my opinion That is why the animals should stay in the circuses.

  • Yes its not as bad as people think

    Animals in circuses have been performing in them their whole life. This means they don't know another life other than theirs so they dont hate it. In the circus they are safe healthy and well looked after. I have experienced this first hand as my mothers cousin has kept sea lions for a long time. He loves the to bits and all of the circuses he has lived in have all taken care of their animals. They have trained them well and not done it forcefully. People watching the circuses don't see that though.

  • Animals are being mistreated in circuses

    It has been reported that animals in circuses live in dirty and cramped small cells with an area less than 10 meter squares. Dolphins and walruses, for example, can only eat bad food and rest in a small pond. Also, according to a news report, 3 lions are released back to the wild blind after serving in a circus. Its definitely immoral. Human can't abuse other animals with a high position

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  • Because i can

    Why because i want to see elephants they are so cool and that so that is my reason to see the elephants but the question is what if im a elephant well we wont know if im a smart elephant writtin on the computer because its 2016 and elephants can go on computers now

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  • Animals love to perform

    Small animals like dogs enjoy performing in circuses and get clapping. They are well fed and are safe from hunters and predators big animals are given big airy cages and elephants and other animals as big as it are only tied up. They are given proper rest, rewards and treats.

  • Pricks tortueing badboy animals with crusty paws to suck ma left toe yum yum yum!!!!!

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  • YES!!!!!! They SHOULD

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  • Animals should be allowed to be in circuses.

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  • As long as they are well treated clean and healthy

    When people have pet dogs they train them parrots are trained to speak people ride horses so as long as the animals are treated well it's OK otherwise no pets. No cats and dogs fish reptiles or any other animal should be kept by any human after all all animals were at one time wild

  • Let Them be cool!

    I read with interest the article from PETA concerning the treatment of animals traveling with the Kelly Miller Circus. According to the author, Kelly Miller leases the animals from Carson & Barnes Circus and she claims that the animals are regularly abused. She claims also that the organization has a video showing such abuse.
    I contacted the Kelly Miller Circus and spoke to the general manager. He suggested that I go to the website of the Carson & Barnes Circus and read about the charges which were investigated. Several years ago, an animal protection organization claimed that the circus was abusing their elephants. The Finger Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigated and “were impressed by the care given to elephants and horses.” Later, during the circus, the SPCA sent members from their Humane Law Enforcement Division to find if the circus used abusive devices. The investigators, not only found this charge not to be true, but they found “no visible injuries and that the animals were very social and responsive to the trainer’s commands.”
    Our club, the Bridgeton Breakfast Rotary Club, has hosted the Kelly Miller Circus for the past 7 years. I have spent many hours at the circus and have never seen any abuse of animals. I have been present during their down time when most of the employees were resting before the first show. I have been backstage during the show. Not once have I seen anything close to what the author from PETA describes.
    As I have mentioned in the past, the circus invites the public to come early in the morning of the shows to see the circus tent being raised. It is indeed fascinating to see how it is accomplished with the help of the elephants. Following, a circus representative talks about the animals and their care. I received a telephone call once from a “PETA” representative and invited that person to come early to see what happens when the circus arrives. No one has ever shown up. I invite you, especially if you have concerns about the treatment of animals, to spend the early morning with the circus. I will personally introduce you to those in charge who will be glad to answer your questions and concerns. As one manager said to me, “We are one big family. Why would you abuse members of your family?”

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    No. It is exploitation. Even though some circuses claim that animals enjoy performing and that animals are treated well, overall, the practice just exploits animals that are typically meant to live in the wild or at least in a zoo habitat that resembles the wild. Being trained to do tricks for other people's entertainment is a form of slavery.

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  • Animals are used to performing! I would much rather see them having a life than standing around in a zoo!!

    I understand that many circuses abuse their performing animals, but I don't think the solution is to ban them. Circuses can also be kind and take care of the animals. Maybe states should tighten restrictions on animal cruelty.
    I think circuses need to change, not get rid of exotic animals.
    -Only use born-in-captivity animals
    -Tighten cruelty restrictions
    The animals born in the circus are used to performing. The instructors NEED to use SOME extensive measures to train them! With horses, for instance - you need to train them using whips and bridles, and when they misbehave they need punishment. But they are used to it - it helps them behave. Electric prods are needed to help elephants learn. Plus, they are so huge, it doesn't do much harm. A horse might think a soft slap is a friendly pat, elephants hardly feel a kick - what do you expect the trainers to use?
    I would also hate to see previously performing animals wasting their lives depressed, alone, bored, on exhibit in a zoo. If anything, zoos should be banned! If animals are used to crowds laughing and cheering and riding and petting them, how do you think they would react to a sudden withdrawal from that excitement?
    One more thing - children and adults alike will never get to experience the joy and wonder of seeing awesome, exotic animals with the ability to perform. They will never meet an elephant face to face, or feel the thrill of seeing a tiger roaring. I would hate for m children to never see that.
    Think about it - just raise the fines and have constant supervision on the training of BORN CAPTIVE animals (if they saw their mothers performing, they might do it more willingly, like "Oh hey this is fine, mommy is doing it!), and you have happy animals, happy circus, happy crowds. Sorry for those past abused lives, but honestly, I think it nice to have exotic animals in entertainment - as long as they aren't abused anymore.

  • It is all they know

    Animals that are in a circus are not captured from the wild. They are brought from zoos and sanctuary. They are not being captured. Being a domestic animal is the only thing they know. They are only transfered not captured from the wild. It is not abuse at all. They are treated just fine.

  • Animals should be in circuses

    They should because animals born in the circus has no survival skills if you put them in the wild they would most likely die from other animals or lack of knowledge of survival skills. They would be susceptible to predators. They wouldn't know how to forage for themselves nor would they be accepted into herds

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  • The Right Approach

    It really should depend on how the animals are treated and what types of rights they are given. The reason that so many people have come to be against animals in the circus is likely due to the inhumane conditions.
    Think of it this way:
    Human performers in the circus are all voluntary members. They were enticed by the idea of performing in the circus and thus decided to join, so they’re happy. If they had been abducted by the circus and forced to perform then they would not be happy and it would be considered abuse. Likewise, the wild animals in the circus are not happy because they were forced to join. What the circus people possibly could have done was expose the animals to the concept of the circus and see if it attracted them. The animals that were attracted could have been coaxed into joining and then the trainers could have observed them to figure out what specific types of performances the animals enjoyed.
    It’s all a matter of the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you want done unto you.

  • This is physically abusing the animal.

    The animal need a lot of training and it isn't easy, what is the animal attacks someone who is responsible for the animals action?

    Also you are not keeping them in free space its to crowded for them to move. You are whipping them because of them not listening to you and that's hurting them and no one likes getting hurt physically

  • DONT GO TO CIRCUSES

    From 1994 to 2005 at least 31 elephants have died. I think that seeing people perform their tricks is just fine.

    #1. Animals born in circuses are NEVER released back into the wild.
    #2. Trainers use whips, bull hooks,clubs,and electric prods on the animal would you like to be treated that way?
    #3. Animals spend about 11 months a year traveling almost half a year. They spend thousands of countless hours traveling over long distances, being forced to lie or stand in their own waste
    #4. In the wild animals live freely and walk or run many miles for food, in the circus they are given unfresh food instead of being able to hunt and are being forced to spend hours being trapped in limited space instead of being able to roam freely.
    #5. If an animal is endangered, you want to protect it, so having these animals here cant help it grow of reproduce.

  • This is wrong so wrong no way

    Animals were meant to live I the wild not circus tents. All I can say is how would you feel if you we're taken out of your home and put in a cage to learn party tricks? No you wouldn't would you you'd be taken away from your family, your home, your life, your everything.
    Animals should no way be used in circuses!

  • Animals are Innocent

    We should not take their freedom, they have life they have to choose how they want to live. We should not force any animals to do something because in the process we humans torture them which is against the nature. We should not entertain people by torturing speechless animals. Please please do not encourage CIRCUS.

  • Animals are not clowns!

    I personally believe, that 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.

    I am pretty sure that they are abused physical and emotionally, I truly believe that animals do feel more than we actually want to recognize.

    Allowing animals to perform in circuses, commonly cause that those animals act against their own trainers, in other cases, hurting innocent people around them.

    This is something we can avoid, letting the animals to be at their own habitat, and having people with specials skills who can entertain us at circuses.

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  • Say no to animal circuses

    I don't think animals should be used for entertainment because they are meant to be sent free and in the wild you could be taking a mother away from its family or a newborn animal from its mother! How would you feel if you were a animal taken from your home?

  • Animals shouldn't be in a circus

    Animals shouldn't be in a circus because its unfair when people take animals and make them do hard stuff like that because that's not natural for them because if they perform in a circus they might get hurt and the animals don't want to do it they would rather be in the jungle with their family

  • It's wrong to take the the animals into the circus.

    Animals are live in the wild not circus tents. All I can say is how would you feel if you are taking out of your home and put in a cage to learn party tricks? What you think you'd be taken away from your family, Your home, Your life, Your everything. Animals should no way be used in the circus

  • Help them escape.

    How would you like to be whipped, Hit and electrocuted and be made to do things you don't like or the are unnatural for your species. Would you like to be hurt and punished fo something you don't need to do help save the animals from this horrible zoo please help.

  • Its not where they belong

    Wild animals are railed in the wild and for them to be taken away from their home is absurd because we certainly not like it if we were taken form our home to p form in front of a crowd. Just why would we do this to them beautiful creatures.

  • This is NOT what animals are for!

    1. They HARM the animals!
    2. The animals should learn to hunt and be by themselves in the wild like thy are born to.
    3. Animals need to have space to explore in the wild.
    4. They could find the loud noises of the crowd cheering scary and not do what they are supposed to do, Then they might get whipped.
    5. Some animals might get hurt by doing the tricks they are supposed to do for the show.
    6. Animals are not here for our entertainment just like we are not here for theirs.
    7. How would you like it if you were taken away from your family, Your friends? To learn tricks that don't even come in handy for you.
    8. Imagine if the animals somehow escaped, How would they survive having spent all of their lifes in a circus, Having not learnt how to hunt, To get its own food. IT WOULD DIE!
    9. People use whips, Electric prods and other horrible things to get the animals to do what they want. Would you like to be treated that way?
    10. Animals born in circuses will never go back to the wild they will have to stay and learn to be a circus animal for the rest of their lives, It would be horrible!
    11. They probably do not get given loads of food in the circus however in the wild they would get as much food as they needed.
    12. Imagine you being abused, It is like that, But worse as people don't mind if animals get hurt, BADLY, Well I do, So I say this needs to stop!

  • This is just stupid

    It’s is like u being abused. They do not live just to be entertainment for us. I personally despise it. If u do not relies what this entertainment is really about then u are not human nor caring for animals which a
    we’re here before us. It does nit matter whether is is fun to watch as they are not meant for this. Circuses may say that they are cared for and whatever bit they are not they are hurt in the inside and out. They don’t have fresh food or enough space. Circuses are just in for the money. Please don’t give them the satisfaction of leading u on t9 think they are safe in there.

  • Abuse isn't ok

    Nearly every animal in the circus is whipped and abused and it is not ok. How would you fell if you was getting abused just for peoples entertainment. I am glad that most circus' stopped this. But for the rest In my opinion it they should stop 100/. This is not ok.

  • No it’s simply a no

    How would you feel IF you got taken away from you are family, Friends, And your whole life, Just to be stuck in a cage and get beaten and whipped to learn party tricks to please other it is simply just wrong. We should let animals be free in their own habitat

  • Animals are not here for our entertainment

    It' s a torture chamber for animals. They are torn away from their mothers, Taken away from their habitats, And spend 96% of their lives in tiny cages. These animals are not meant to be abused and tortured, Just so humans can see them jump through fire hoops. These animals are not cared for, Nor are they happy.

  • Just no they did nothing wrong

    They did nothing wrong
    trainers whip animals and don't feed them much and animals don't like traveling but also they don't get to roam around like in the wild freeliy like other animals and they don't go back to the wild never plus this is just abusing animals so vote no now

  • Never ever and why?

    Why would people even create circuses? Okay, This is so cute to watch them doing so good tricks! They are so excellent at this! But how do they learn? At first, They have to push and tag them for them to learn something! Would you ever want to be pushed to do a cartwheel? Second, They need freedom, The animals need 167 sq. M, But they have only a couple yards for several elephants! Who wants a cage where there is nowhere to step and bends down, How do they even survive? How people even look in faces of the poor animals that are working for them? How do they stand animal abuse? ! ?

  • Animals should be in circuses since they are really pathetic things they are so disgusting.

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  • NO, NO, And, NO

    Why are people doing this to the poor animals? They did nothing wrong. Now there being tortured for entertainment. Animals are fascinating creatures. How would you feel if you were forced to stuff you hate every day. This is the worst thing that could happen to animals. # respect the animals

  • People abuse animals

    Would you like to be trained everyday of your life and get punished by whips? Plus, Circus owners probably don't even care if their animals die. They only need animals so that they will have more acts. They would only have a couple of acts if their were no animals.

  • Amusement or Torcher?

    Circuses, Zoos, Aquariums, Dog fighting, Hunting, Fishing, Horse racing, Bullfighting… all of these practices keep animals in captivity and use them against their will for human entertainment. People take part, Considering them fun, Entertaining, Artistic or cultural, But none justify the forcing of animals into confinement, To suffer and die, For our benefit. In the past, In Roman circuses, Elephants, Humans, Tigers and other animals were killed for the sake of amusing spectators. In England, Bears were forced to fight dogs until one of the two died. Until very recently, In a Spanish town, Goats were thrown to their deaths from the church tower during festivals. All of these forms of entertainment have finally been rejected by the majority of society, Though still many more forms of abuse are yet to be questioned and eliminated. Many of these legal abuses disgust us, Whilst others appear to be perfectly acceptable, But just like the Roman circuses it is probable that they will one day be seen as unacceptable in our society.

  • Super duper no

    Animals hate circuses and it is really bad for them because in is not in the nature of animals to be teached and wiped just to be preforming stuped tricks and stuff. I really think that all cicuses should be clozed imedeadly for the sake off all animals and their habitat.

  • Circuses are wrong

    Animals everyday training are whipped, Beaten, And even shocked just bc the fall or mess up. Elephants aren't meant to stand on two legs their body weight is to much and could harm their legs in the long run as they get older. Lion and tigers are forced to jump rings of fire even if they get burned they still have to do the trick till the perfect it. Animals also don't get room to lay down and move around like us and they only get fed 1 time a day, Imagine only getting to eat one meal then going to burn off all that food during practice. Animals are also being takin from their natural home and told to act like us. Its unnatural and deffinitly not ok. This is just my opinion but atleast I have facts on why it is bad unlike most the people who say its good. I would love to hear an actual fact not just because it entertaining for us. That's so dumb and you look like clowns. But for the people who say its bad thank you so much and god bless your soul

  • Animals should not perform in circuses

    We SHOULD NOT Animals are animals and they should be in the wild just like others. Many animals in the circus suffer from physicsal abuse and mental. Stop having animals in circuses because humans could do the same job excepet that if humans are trained by humans than they won't be abused because many trainers think that animals don't have emotions, But they do

  • Anyone who says yes is an absolute psychopath.

    Everyone in the yes section continues to say animals are treated well. Yeah, That's because trainers are told to say that. Have you actually seen what trainers do to the animals? They are beaten and abused to make the animals fear what will happen if they don't comply, Forcing them into performing. I once saw a video of circus training where bear cubs were being taught to walk on their back legs. They had tight collars around their necks which where connected to the ceiling. If the cubs tried walking on all fours, They would choke. Animals should not be forced out of their natural state just for human entertainment.

    Anyone who says yes, Stop being selfish. It's not about your enjoyment with these things. These animals are being abused and mentally broken. You will support that just because it's entertaining for you?

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  • This is so cruel

    You people that like watching animals suffer are horrible how would u like it if u were beatin with a bull hook and electric prod WE NEED THIS TO STOP think about the animals lives being chained up or in cages for the rest of there lives save the animals

  • A big NO!

    1. Animals have been taken from their home in the wild, And been confined in a small space. This makes them depressed.
    2. Animals might jump out at the audience which could lead to their death and have to live in filthy conditions when travelling.
    3. Animals are bred in a stressful unnatural environment.
    4. Some people have said it is entertaining. Well, Why can’t humans entertain others rather than getting animals that have been beaten to learn useless tricks.

  • They Harm Animals.

    I have read a lot of National Geographic Article about circus animals, And I learn a lot about how the trainers treat the animals. I don't think the animal is happy being chained when they're not performing. And I've read what the trainers said about how they take the animal's young away at a really early age and they use FEAR to train them. So, All of you guys saying they're having fun, How would you explain Zoochosis, A feeling where the Animal is stressed (like a circus monkey jumping endlessly in its cage) in their tiny, Confined cage environment! ? And yes, I get it if their job is a main economy for the country/city but they Have to change how they treat the Animals!

  • Um, Obviously NOT

    Why is this even debatable, Honestly? To the audience it may seem all fun and laughter, But behind the scenes lies a brutal truth which is absolutely gut wrenching. Circus animals are constantly beaten and starved. Once the poor animals are stripped from their families, They can never live the amazing life they were supposed to thrive in.

  • Confined spaces and electric prods

    Circus crowds may only see the entertainment side of this industry, But the animals are being forced to perform against their will. Do you really think that tigers enjoy jumping through fire hoops when they are naturally afraid of fire? Would you enjoy being confined to a pen or cage for most of your life?

  • Its SOOO SOOOO SOOOO wrong

    Its wrong because animals where not made to perform in a circus. They were made to live freely out in the wild. Having them be in circuses is so wrong because they beat them and the whip them. Also they hurt them with BULL HOOK SHARP BULL HOOKS I say that is fully animal abuse!

  • Animals are not safe from exploitation in the circus.

    There are many cruel and inhumane ways of training circus animals - inspectors do not see everything. Animals are not here for our entertainment. Their dignity is compromised performing trivial tricks for us. The conditions in which circus animals are kept can never be described as humane. They travel regularly and will therefore be confined to crates which are far too small. Animals do not belong in circuses.

  • Animals shouldn’t be apart of this!

    Animals born in the circus are never released into the wild, They are kept in small cages, Whipped and abused their whole life in the circus.

    Apparently people only go to the circus only go to see the animals, Many people and I feel disgusted at that.

    I and my Family have never been to a circus that has animals in the performance.

  • Animals are not meant to be abuse for the likes of our entertainment

    Animals are forced into doing tricks that come unnatural to them. Their trainers use fear and pain as upper hand to do what the please. Many animals are in small cages for long hours, Where they sleep, Eat, And lay in there faces. Animals get wounded and even broken bones but receive no veterinary care, Where they still have to perform in pain and against there will. Many animals are taking from there families at young age and put in training. All this fear and stress can lead to an animal mentally health.

  • They are badly treated

    No because a lot of animals go in cages or gets wiped by their trainer. I also think no because it may seem like they are actually having fun but in there heart it feels sad for them because they do not longer than they should be or have enough food.

  • Idk kio sgerh

    Elephants in the wild live for 70 years but in circuses they live for 17 years and tigers are naturally fear of fire but they are still forced to jump throw fire rings and they have been burned while doing it do. To sum up I think animals shouldn't be performing in circuses.

  • The circus is cruel and disgusting

    Circus animals are NOT treated well! They do NOT enjoy being confined to cages and chains for 96% of their lives and they do NOT enjoy being beaten, Shocked, Burned, And forced into uncomfortable positions! They are wild animals, Not show pets. They don't deserve to have their lives ripped away from them for the purpose of human entertainment.

  • Abuse it needs to stop!

    Animals that are used in a circus are terrified animals that should be in the wild! STOP THE ABUSE! This is ABUSE and it needs to stop it is so bad and all of the animals are suffering And it is ABSOLUTELY ABUSE IT NEEDS TO STOP! It is so bad

  • Animals should never be used in circuses!

    This is because all the pressure that is pht on them is not fair and when not going through performances or gruelling training they are chained up or put in cages abs all this stress can cause them to lash out and be dangerous for guests. In training they are treated so badly and “whipped” which obviously makes them want to do everything right whilst they should be having fun with their fellow animals!

  • They should be freedom

    Would animals think that was unfair? If you are the animals, You will think this is horrible right? Stilling the cage all the time and do not have any freedom. If animals always still in the cage a long time under freedom, They will getting mad and hurting people. Last, Animals will kill by hunter. So this is a Vicious circle

  • No more circus acts

    Spend 96% of their lives behind bars, Babies get torn from families, When alone for long periods of time they can harm themselves, They use bull hooks, Muzzles eletric prods, They can develop long term disabillities, When they don't perform right they get starved, They can't reproduce and can lead to extinction.

  • No to the circus!

    I think they should not preform in the circus. Enough said. Its abusing, Cruel, And horrible. Imagine being in a cage for the 96% of your life! They are abused if they do not do a trick right. They are starved, And even killed if they don't preform a trick. No to the circus!

  • They should be free

    Would you like to be treated badly to entertain? How would you feel? Horrible right? So animals that are used in circus will get tired one day because of how they use them and how they have them in terrible conditions, So one day the animals will attack the people, So in that situation the animal is agressive and they should be killes, Like what? We are also doing it and we look nice, And we are having a great time, People are horrible and its impressing how they can live with the idea that their work is to abuse of animals to make stupid people have a nice time.

  • Its common sense

    Tigers naturally fear fire, But they are still forced to jump through fire hoops in some circuses and have been burned while doing so.
    Whips, Tight collars, Muzzles, Electric prods, Bullhooks
    2000, Elephants have bolted from circuses, Run amok through streets, Crashed into buildings, Attacked members of the public, And killed and injured handlers
    11 months a year they travel over long distances in box cars with no climate control; sleeping, Eating, And defecating in the same cage. Virtually 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages.
    During the off-season, Animals used in circuses may be housed in small traveling crates. Such confinement has harmful psychological effects on them. Tigers naturally fear fire, But they are still forced to jump through fire hoops in some circuses and have been burned while doing so.
    Whips, Tight collars, Muzzles, Electric prods, Bullhooks
    2000, Elephants have bolted from circuses, Run amok through streets, Crashed into buildings, Attacked members of the public, And killed and injured handlers in the hands of these monsters
    11 months a year they travel over long distances in box cars with no climate control; sleeping, Eating, And defecating in the same cage.

  • Simply wrong it’s not good!

    Animals are supposed to be free in the wild so they can breathe with their family. But this is getting to much animals are being abused and their not being fed well they don’t provide homes and this is not what is needed in this world. It’s absolutely awful. People should vote no!

  • No way never!

    They should not because it’s animal cruelty would you like to be treated like muck? Or like to be whipped if you’ve done something wrong? And be in a VERY small cage? And also have to be travelling for a long time? I don’t think anybody/anything wants to be treated like that! So why don’t humans who have VERY speacil talents do that instead of animals!

  • They Should Not

    The circus is not actually a place where they are provided with a home and food and water. They are given food as a reward for doing their trick, Being starved and dehydrated. Not to mention the trainers are using bullhooks on elephants, Which leaves an immense pain on them.

  • They have horrible living conditions

    Animals get whipped for not getting a trick right. They travel every week and for the average animal it takes 6 days to recover. The circus trainers sometimes beat until they bleed! And they live in tiny cages! They are in shackles. When not performing they go in cages or practice unnatural tricks that are dangerous. Finally even if the cages they are in are big enough it is not like their natural habitat and they have no toys or things to stimulate them.

  • Do you want to be Treated Like This

    NO WAY WHY JUST WHY THIS IS WRONG THEY LIVE 96 PRECENT OF THEIR LIFES IN CAGES! THEY GET ABUSED WITH BULL HOOKS, WHIPS, COLLARS, MUZZLES, AND ELETRIC PORDS! ? ! ? ! ? ! ? ! NOBODY WOULD EVER WANT TO BE THREATENED LIKE THIS! Plus It Would Lead To A Shorter Life Span. My Anserw: NO

  • That is simply wrong

    Circuses that force animals to perform, Such as UniverSoul Circus, Are the cruelest shows on Earth! Animals exploited in such performances are abused and punished daily. I will never go to circus, Maybe only to the Zombie Circus https://spincastle. Com/video-slots/zombie-circus over here.
    Animal Rights organization Gaia is satisfied and calls the ban a payback for ten years of struggle against the suffering of animals in the circus. The reaction of the circus sector is one of shock, And in an open letter, Addressed to all Flemish, Wallonian and Brussels representatives, The European Circus Association (E. C. A) declares that they have been placed before a fait accompli. What one notices in talks with all parties involved is that they are all in agreement with the fact that animal well-being is important. Circus members as well as animal rights organisations claim a sincere ethical position in the question of animal suffering, And each declare a desire for mutual understanding.

  • They are not our toys

    Circuses that force animals to perform, Such as UniverSoul Circus, Are the cruelest shows on Earth! Animals exploited in such performances are abused and punished daily. I will never go to circus, Maybe only to the Zombie Circus https://spincastle. Com/video-slots/zombie-circus over here :D
    Animal Rights organisation Gaia is satisfied and calls the ban a payback for ten years of struggle against the suffering of animals in the circus. The reaction of the circus sector is one of shock, And in an open letter, Addressed to all Flemish, Wallonian and Brussels representatives, The European Circus Association (E. C. A) declares that they have been placed before a fait accompli. What one notices in talks with all parties involved is that they are all in agreement with the fact that animal well-being is important. Circus members as well as animal rights organisations claim a sincere ethical position in the question of animal suffering, And each declare a desire for mutual understanding.

  • Animals are not slaves!

    Animals have the exact same rights humans do. No one would want to be forced to perform in the circus. What would you do if someone randomly grabbed you and forced you into performing in the circus? How would you feel if someone took you away from your home and kept you imprisoned a a tent where people are entertained but not you? So before you guys say anything, Think how the animals would feel!

  • No fricken way is it okay to let animals perform in the circus

    For 11 months of year, Theses circus animals travel over long distances in cages or boxes with no climate control, No sleep, Barely any food or water and defecate in the same cage. The lack of exercise while traveling and the long hours standing on hard surfaces are major contributors to foot infections and arthritis, Which are the leading causes of death among captive animals, Especially elephants. Around 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages. This occurs when travelling and when they are not performing. During this period, These animals can develop long term disabilities. The captive state in which these poor animals experience often leads to the animals having shorter lifespans, Mental disorders, And physical disabilities resulting from lack of exercise and extreme confinement. Theses circus animals may also develop neurosis and exhibit neurotic behaviours. Elephants begin to sway from side to side and lions, Bears and tigers pace back and forth in their cages and sometimes engage in self-mutilation.

    Circus animals, Due to their training, Work from fear. Fear of being hurt. Fear of being thrown away. The methods that trainers use in the circus are not ethical as they use whips, Tight collars, Muzzles, Electric prods, Bull hooks and other painful tools of trade to force animals to perform, Do tricks and physically punish the animals until they learn to get it right. These methods have caused the animals to bleed, Form bruises and even have broken bones. How would you feel if you were beaten every day to perform tricks that you should not be capable of doing? Pushing your body every day to be able to do certain tricks that should not be done by animals, Let alone humans.

    Some may argue that the animals in the circus are given plenty of food, Water and have a home. While this may be true, These circus animals have been deprived of their freedom and have been taken away from their natural environment. Would you be happy if you were taken away from your family, Your home, Your everyday life so you could be beaten and tortured just to entertain people?

  • Animal Circuses Should Get Banned

    The animals are being treated very poorly for many reasons. We should not take them out of their natural habitat and just leave them alone as they are innocent and have done nothing wrong. Imagine animals treating us like that, Would you enjoy getting whipped every day and travel in a cramped and poorly ventilated truck everywhere. Hopefully the answer is no.

  • Bullying but with animals

    They are chained, Locked up and made to do things that are unnatural for their habitat. They get taken away from there family just as a cub and get made to work long hours in the cruelest way. They will be scared and confused. Would you like to be treated like that?

  • Don't let animals be in the circus

    It is really cruel to be kept in the circus don't get me wrong it is entertaining but please no I mean it does feed them but not there usual diet also they use harmful things and potentially over a period of time they might die elephant and tigers and other animals are mostly endangered already

  • Its So cruel

    Many elephants are killed every year and more every year please spread the word and please just stop putting the elephant though that pain all though people like it I don't and most other people agree with me and together we can stop it like my comment if you agree please

  • They're leaving creatures just like us!

    A lot of people think that animals are safer while being in circuses because they can't be hunt down like this. However, If you think twice they're already being hunted down because how else did they end up in a place like this. , They couldn't just walk there.

    Animals have their own rights just as us people and they're living creatures with feelings and emotions just like us as well.

    The only way we can is by stop going to circuses and stop them from training them so harshly!

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  • No to cruel circuses

    I enjoy seeing animals in their own natural environment. Circuses are noted for animal cruelty and against the animals natural environment. How many animals die, There are no statistics to show how many. Held in such restrictive confines deprived of natural resources, Forced into enacting what most humans would find insulting. . . . Are they trained by the whip and big stick, Or kind words. . . . More likely cracking the whip!

  • This SHOULD be stopped the animals did nothing the people just use them for money and heart them just to make others happy.

    Imagine you are an animal and you get heart kicked and waked across the body you go onto stage and you can't move after you see the person getting money the get you into lots and lots of trouble and you did nothing. All of these people are stupid. Thank you

  • Animals are nice.

    Animals are not to be treated like low level beasts they are equals so support people that don't want animals in circuses thank you.














































































































































    The cat sat on the mat and it did a big nap all the animals in the circus are treated unfairly and they should be treated with care so support

  • All you have to say is no

    All the people out get on there phone go to peta or rspca to look at what they do to the poor poor animals the whipping and the minimal space they get I just couldn't think of the people who support the cruelty all you have to do is say NO

  • They should not be subjected to pain and cruelty and they deserve to be in the wild because that is their natural habitat

    They are not being fed to being cleaned cages are not being cleaned and they are not being rested they stand on their own waste they are wiped they are traped for dayes on end they have no proper living facilities and they are stay at the risk of having diseases and when that happens they are not given medical attention

  • Its unfair for them

    Animals are being killed chained and beat up with a stick how would we like it if we were taken away from our homes and being put in cage? We wouldn't like it would we so why are we putting animals in cages they are mammals too so why are we treated so differently

  • Treat animals like humans, cause they are

    In circuses, animals are being abused by whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, and bull hooks. These animals are not performing because they think it's fun and enjoyable. Instead, they are performing because they are afraid of what will happen to them if they don't. When they are not performing or rehearsing they are locked up in a cage that is not suitable for their size. Elephants are even chained! They are mammals too, we are mammals too, therefore they should be treated like how we are treated.

  • Animals are in cages

    Animals are kept in cages and are forced to perform, this the rights of the animal to have its own opinion on not being in cages. The tainer of the animals use whips to make the animal do the tricks, although the do not want to do so. This is why I think that animals must not be kept in cages.

  • It is bad for animals

    Because they will lose their instincts and they will forget what is feel like to be in real home. Wild. Also they cannot go back to wild ever again. Animals have to stay in cages for a protection and they will get negative things like diseases. They will have a hard time in there.

  • All treated horribly

    Animals in the circus are known to die earlier then normal and are hurt on a regular basis .For the people that think that the circus treats animals nicely are mistaken they are beaten for everything they don’t know how to do tricks they aren’t meant for tricks they’re meant to be in the wild .

  • This is not okay!

    Animals deserve better. Being taken from your home,and never being able to come back until your death. Its pure cruelty. Stop this behavior now and save the lives of these hopeless animals. For example elephants are chained up after their performances, constantly moving to different parts of the world. Lets work together to stop this abusement now. Please like and reply! THANKS!

  • ABSOLUTLEY NOT!! We aren't forced to perform so why should they?

    The animals are kept in small cages for their ENTIRE lives. This has a huge impact on them emotionally and physically. How do you think they get the wild animals to perform flawless tricks. With lots of treats and praise. No. They beat them physically and it hurts. A lot. These animals are trained using tools like whips and cow rods, which shock the animal. If you think about it, all of the animals have felt the pain from their trainers because none of them were born knowing the tricks. It takes terrible painful months for them to learn just 1 trick. The animals are kept in cages nothing like their natural habitat and must travel A TON. Would you like to be put in a super small dirty cage for hours while your circus moved? Would you like to never know what it's like to be free? After all, your only alive to make money. You would NEVER be released into the wild even after you get to old to perform. And all of this is just the surface of this topic. So, do you really think that animals should be forced to perform? After all "Virtually 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages" explains dosomething.Org. If you still think yes, then maybe you really need to read more about how horrible the conditions are for circus animals.

  • We SHOULD NOT

    Animals are animals and they should be in the wild just like others. Many animals in the circus suffer from physicsal abuse and mental. Stop having animals in circuses because humans could do the same job excepet that if humans are trained by humans than they won't be abused because many trainers think that animals don't have emotions, but they do

  • They should not perform in circuses

    They should not perform in circuses because they should live in the wild with there family and friends they should not go into a circuses with no freinds or no family,they will also be abused if they don’t want to do the things they want the animals to do .

  • It’s not FAIR!

    They are wild animals and meant to live in the wild or the zoo. It’s also a form of slavery . Animals born in the circus are NEVER released back in the wild to roam free. Trainers use whips ,bull hooks clubs and electric prods on the poor animals .🤨

  • Animals should not perform in circuses

    The reason for that is animals need to be free not trained in the circus. When an animal is in the circus it is trapped and it can’t do what it wants to do. It’s like a parrot in the cage. A fish on dry land.It is just cruel. Would you want to be treated like that?

  • Animals are living things - not toys

    STOp ! - JUST STOP! Doesnt anyone understand these poor animals? You lot may say that "it protects the animals from predaators" - well tyhhen YOU certainly havnt learned anything AT ALL. These animals are part of the food chain!! There HAS to be a predator and a Prey!! And NO - the animals DONT enjoy it - because they are beaten, inbreeded, and seperated from family! So next time when you post your opinoin PLEASE THINK IT THROUGH.

  • No animals in circuses

    They don't put the animals in their natural habitats, they don't give them good food, they use a weapon called a bullhook to get the animals to move to different areas and do unnatural tricks like stand on their head. HAve you ever seen animal stand on their head in the wild? I don't think so!

  • Its a danger to both humans and animals.

    In the circus the animals get whipped making marks on their skin or blood on them. Some animals are even attached to hooks piecing their skin not for earrings for performing. And animals are supposed to live in the wild not circus acts. The animals will need to be let free in the wild.

  • They could get very hurt!

    Imagine an animal that doesn't get bred into a circus animal but people capture them and train them to do tricks that they would pry not want to be in. Plus it might hurt the animal because people are trying to force the animal into doing something that the animal should be doing on the stage. Yeah it might look cool in the end but the animal doesn't enjoy it.

  • I think no

    Because some animals get wiped and beaten at circuses,they are forced to do tricks,and because of
    -Public safety hazard b/c animals are unpredictable/animals often become violent or aggressive towards people because they experience such harsh conditions, so people could get hurt.
    -No human interaction is able to occur because they are fully wild animals.
    -Animals are taken away from their natural habitat and all thats important to them. 17
    -Some animals develop a condition called “zoochosis.” The animal is seen swaying back in forth in a state of oblivion. This condition is so common in zoos that animals are now being given anti-depressants like Prozac. 18
    -Wild animals are also unable to thrive in such small, enclosed environments. 17
    -Animals in captivity also rarely get the chance to choose their mate.17
    -Most animals are artificially inseminated so their offspring can legally be sold or traded to other zoos. This type of practice leads to miscarriages, death at birth, or the rejection of their young. All of these results have a huge negative impact on the animal’s mental stat
    -Animals are forced to do the tricks. 7
    -Animals are kept in cages while circuses travel. 7
    -Animals are taken away from their families and become lonely and sad. 8
    -Animal abuse (some whip and beat animals). 7
    -Not much is learned by watching animals perform tricks that they’ve been taught by trainers, best way to learn about animals is to see them in their natural habitat. 8
    -Public safety hazard b/c animals are unpredictable/animals often become violent or aggressive towards people because they experience such harsh conditions, so people could get hurt. 8
    - Travel and transport, close confinement and restricted movement, restrictions on
    natural behaviors and inappropriate social groupings of animals.
    Animals may not allows be able to be seen from look-out spot. 4
    -No human interaction is able to occur because they are fully wild animals. 5
    -May not always get an up-close and personal experience. 4
    Viewers don't always get to see the animals up close. 3
    - Could potentially eliminate jobs for zoo and circus employees.

  • I think that animals should not perform in circuses

    Animals are forced to do the tricks. 7
    -Animals are kept in cages while circuses travel. 7
    -Animals are taken away from their families and become lonely and sad. 8
    -Animal abuse (some whip and beat animals). 7
    -Not much is learned by watching animals perform tricks that they’ve been taught by trainers, best way to learn about animals is to see them in their natural habitat. 8
    -Public safety hazard b/c animals are unpredictable/animals often become violent or aggressive towards people because they experience such harsh conditions, so people could get hurt. 8
    - Travel and transport, close confinement and restricted movement, restrictions on
    natural behaviors and inappropriate social groupings of animals.
    Animals may not allows be able to be seen from look-out spot. 4
    -No human interaction is able to occur because they are fully wild animals. 5
    -May not always get an up-close and personal experience. 4
    Animals may not allows be able to be seen from look-out spot. 4
    -No human interaction is able to occur because they are fully wild animals. 5
    -May not always get an up-close and personal experience. 4
    Viewers don't always get to see the animals up close. 3
    - Could potentially eliminate jobs for zoo and circus employees. 3
    -Animals are taken away from their natural habitat and all thats important to them. 17
    -Some animals develop a condition called “zoochosis.” The animal is seen swaying back in forth in a state of oblivion. This condition is so common in zoos that animals are now being given anti-depressants like Prozac. 18
    -Wild animals are also unable to thrive in such small, enclosed environments. 17
    -Animals in captivity also rarely get the chance to choose their mate.17
    -Most animals are artificially inseminated so their offspring can legally be sold or traded to other zoos. This type of practice leads to miscarriages, death at birth, or the rejection of their young. All of these results have a huge negative impact on the animal’s mental state. 18

  • I think no

    Animals are forced to do tricks .
    Animals are kept in cages while circuses travel.
    Animals are taken away from their familys and become lonley and sad.
    Public saftey hazards animals are unpredictible and can be violent toward people because they experience such harsh conditions so people could get hurt .

  • Abused and killed

    Animals that are in circus and zoos are being hurt by whips and other tortures stuff everyday. They are going excitent every 1,000 years instead of every 1,000,000 years. They also have no space to live like they do in the wild. In fact in zoos polars bears have 1,000,000 less space then they do in the wild

  • Animals don’t get to socialize

    Ultimately animals should not be in circuses is that animals never get to be real animals that fight for their own food or live in the wild. These innocent animals will never experience anything that’s natural and important to them such as running, jumping, playing, or socializing with their mates, most of them will never even see their family again. Wayne Pacelle stated, “Wild animals, even if they are born in captivity, retain all of their natural instincts, which are completely thwarted when they are trapped in small cages being shuttled from city to city in trucks and trailers.” No animal should have to live in captivity their whole life it just isn't right.

  • Animals are not treated the way they should

    Animals should defiantly not preform in circuses as they are not treated in the correct manner. In most circuses around the world these helpless creatures are treated so unfairly that most of them die due to causes like unfair treatment, starvation(due to lack of food) and hard labour. How would you like it if you were forced to provide entertainment just for the amusement of a few people, it is just not fair of these beautiful animals. Making elephants balance and balls and making tigers jump through fiery hoops, do you really think that is sensible? Making animals preform in circuses if not fair, just try to imagine if you were a preforming elephant, how who you feel?
    Please try to consider my points
    Aiza
    Year 7, Kenton College Prep School, Nairobi,Kenya
    Many thanks

  • Abusive to animals

    Some of the animals performing such as lions and elephants, are forced into cages and go through starvation and dehydration. This can cause mental illness and stress. These animals may hurt their trainers because of all the stress from the small cages. Humans are not treated as slaves anymore, so the animals should not be treated as slaves either. PLEASE SUPPORT ANIMAL FREE CIRCUSES.

  • Violence to teach them the tricks

    When travelling, the animals are taught to perform a trick by if they got it wrong, the keepers would harm them in some way from hitting to even whipping. A lot of the animals in the circus are endangered, including elephants and lions. They are taken from the wild and denied a natural life

  • It is slavery

    How would you feel if you were locked up in a cage and forced to perform, if this is not how we should treat humans then why would animals be forced to do this for our entertainment

    animals deserve to be respected in their own natural habitat not locked up with no space to roam

  • Animals do not need to perform

    The animals are sqeezed into small cages and are beaten and starved .They belong in the wild they can gather food for them selves.These animals were made for the wild thats why god made them they need to be free it is not fair for the animals.
    LET THEM BE FREE!!

  • No the circus animals shall not perform!

    They should not perform because they are getting abused. The shows are performed with such pain to the animal that humans cannot imagine. No wonder how the animals do those tricks. It is because they are abused and hurt if they don't do the right thing. Stop Animal Cruelty! Say no!

  • People use harmful things such as whips on the elephants at circuses

    When the elephants are babies, they are separated from their family. This may cause loneliness and depression. This can affect the way the elephant reacts to people at circuses.This may also affect the way that the elephant performs at circuses.This is wrong and the circuses must be stopped now, or the abuse will never end.

  • Animals should not perform at circuses

    During the off-season, animals used in circuses may be housed in small traveling crates. Such confinement has harmful psychological effects on them. These effects are often indicated by unnatural behavior such as repeated swaying, and pacing. Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform. Virtually 96% of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages. 11 months a year they travel over long distances in box cars with no climate control; sleeping, eating, and defecating in the same cage.

  • No circus animals!

    Circus animals are treated cruelly & it should not be allowed to continue. I will never support or encourage others to attend a circus. Why don't animal activists stop this. Why don't authorities try stopping this attrocity. It's disgusting. Makes me sick to know how these precious animals are treated.

  • Not as long lifetime

    Animals kept in captivity (like a circus) for their entire life, don't live for as long as a wild animal. For example, a wild elephant has an average lifetime of 70 years. A captive elephant has an average lifetime of 14 years! Please do not encourage animals in the circus!

  • 1. Abuse 2. Cruelty 3. Poor living

    To force animals to perform, circus trainers abuse them with whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks (heavy batons with a sharp steel hook on one end), and other painful tools of the circus trade. Video footage of animal training sessions shows that elephants are beaten with bullhooks and shocked with electric prods.

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  • Cruelty to animals

    Bobby and Moira Roberts are the owners of a circus, and are accused of keeping an elephant chained to the ground and failing to restrain an employee from beating her.

    Circus trainer Mary Chipperfield, who repeatedly kicked and beat a young chimpanzee in her care, was found guilty of 12 animal cruelty charges.

    For example, schoolroom demonstrations of oxygen depletion routinely suffocated birds by placing them under a glass cover, and animals were suffocated in the Cave of Dogs to demonstrate the density and toxicity of carbon dioxide to curious travellers on the Grand Tour.

  • This is abuse.

    Animals preforming in circuses have no livelyhood. Even though i know that many enjoy watching a terrified animal jump through a hoop, its not okay. Animals are beaten with bullhooks and whipped. If people get arrested for doing that to a dog what in hell makes it okay to do to an elephant or horse?

  • Because i said

    Because i said they shouldn't be in circuses do i really have to tell you why i think this maybe its because i feel like saying no or its cause i actually have reasons oh and BTW that is the reason why i have reasons trust me i just don't want to share!!!!

  • Animals have a potential to be injured.

    With so many obstacles and animals it can be dangerous. The animals can get spooked by something and cause chaos in the circus room. The animals will be injured and then the circus will lose money and people don't want to go anymore. In the end the animals will be moved or put down or something.

  • They are hurting the animals.

    I am doing research and I think it is bad. They are using whips and bull hooks to make the animals do what the trainers want, it is very sad. I'm glad I'm not in the circus at all. They should stop circuses once and for all. But that is just my opinion

  • They are being tortured per day

    It's not just about them being boring, it's because if you would actually find out how they are being treated behind the scenes you would burst into tears. These animals are being taken away from their families and habitat just for our entertainment, imagine how you would feel if one of your family members or friends was being taken away from you wouldn't you feel sad or angry; imagine how the animals families would feel; not to mention these animals spend most of their days locked up in cages or chained up all alone, so please with your help these animals could be set free to their habitats, families, friends

  • Un-healthy states for health and mental stability

    The animals in circuses are on a daily account spending most of their time in a cage but for larger animals like elephants in leg shackles. They aren't given the proper diets, and attention for their health. Like many animals they wont do the stunts without a motive, these include whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks, and other painful devices, and sometimes even threatening the offspring. Not only this and not receiving the proper diet and nutritional values they aren't given the proper vet and medical attention, and circuses fail to meet the minimum requirements of Animal Welfare Act (AWA) which is not good for the animals mental state and health state because they are requirements to the animals for a reason. Now i hope that this is a good argument to help convince the audience because the states these animals are put through are unfair and not good for them.

  • Very very bad

    They are living in confinement and forced to do things bad for their health for the rest of their life. They do tricks that will get them beaten if done wrong. They live out the rest of their life to do things to make them neurotic. VERY VERY VERY BAD

  • Animals kept in the circus are being tortured every day!

    These animals are in a horrible place! Its so unnatural for them and do you really think they want to do all of those trick what for fun? Every day in there is probably worse than death. So please free them now! We need to let them be free !!

  • Animals should not perform in the circus

    Animals should not perform in the circus. It is horrible for their mental and physical health. They also live in terrible unsanitary areas and the trainers are abusive and cruel. The animals in the circus are from the wild which means they walk in huge lands of space but they are confined in cages and trucks. Even though it gives adults and kids entertainment it doesn't mean they should torture these poor animals.

  • They are animals

    They are animals they should be free. Would you like if you were kept in a cage and whipped to do dumb dances? Thats right no! Animals are no different. Let them be wild and free, like they're supposed to be. Let the animals go and be free right now!!!!!!!!

  • Art is human thing

    Our culture is human, art is human. Circus acts are not art for the animals the way they are for people. There is nothing artistic in animals doing crazy things on stage.
    It also is not compatible with their natural psychics and sends wrong message to children attending these shows. Animals are not somehow meant for entertainment or for people at all.

  • Stop this cruelty to innocent animals

    This must get over now....Or else it will get too late or out of control...."animals" r also living organism as we r so if someone will treat us in the same manner as we treat animal that how will we feel....And what will be the difference between us and animal...????😔

  • This is cruel exploitation.

    A human spends a few minutes looking at an elephant stand on its head while said elephant spends every day of its life in an unnatural and stressful environment. Conserving animals at the cost of their quality of life is not an equal trade. There are better ways to conserve animals than zoos, aquariums, and circuses.

  • Think about how they feel.

    Put yourself in there shoes think about how they feel being stripped from there parents and being forced to do what some strangers tell you and if you don't you will be hurt. Just think about it and try to protect circus animals and there families from people who are hurting them for there entertainment

  • I vote no, they should have never existed in the first place

    Circuses will kill animals!! If that is not bad enough then think about there family, animals feel too. If your mom or daughter got taken away and abused, what would you feel?? Sure as hell not happy. They have lives and deserve to live them. They get abused, and they even abuse them to near death, but keep them alive to feel the pain.

  • I believe that animals should not be used in circuses.

    The reason why is because it's cruel and unfair to the animals to not get to live in their natural habitats or in something that mimics their natural habitat. Some animals don't do tricks because they want to because they are punished if they don't perform the tricks they're forced to do.

  • Cruel to the animals!

    It is sooo cruel to the animals they are whipped stabbed and kicked within 9 years 31 elephants were killed thats horrible and an average of 3 a year just horrible. Imagine being one of them animals OUCH! It is just not fair to the animals just goddamn horrible lol

  • Why should animals do those tricks?

    Circus animal are often trained from a young age by being taken away from their parents before they can recognize them. The people who think this is a good idea are only thinking about the entertainment factor not the animals health and well being. Say no to animals in circuses and say no to animal cruelty

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  • Animals should be free

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  • They Defiantly should not

    I think they shouldn't. Because it is cruel and animals don't deserve to be treated in a different way that they are used to and that is the wild.Maybe they don't even want to do it and they just got forced to do it.That is cruel and disrespectful to animals?

  • This is SO wrong

    Animals should not be hurt, forced, and violated just got the sake of human entertainment. Exotic animals and taken from there home lands and breed in captivity with causes many health risk and makes it hard the animal to adapt if it ever does return to the wild. People need to understand that as much as they would not condone being violated and stolen from there familiar they should have the same indignation about hearing that the very thing they would not wish upon themselves is happening to animals. Animals have a voice too and they deserve to be heard.

  • The animals don’t get to vote

    Most circuses are just doing it for the money and they don’t even care about the animals. No one and nothing deserves to be treated like some of the animals in circuses. People make them do stuff of entertainment and they don’t even get treated nicely. All good things come wild and free, anyway what if it was the other way round, what if people were made to entertain and not get treated nicely, they wouldn’t like it so why do they think they have a right to do that to an animal!! It is disgraceful

  • Never In A million Years!!

    Why would you ever want to see something so cruel? These animals are tortured for no reason. If these animals do one thing wrong they take away their food and water, which inst much compared to taking their life away! These animals were born in the wild for a reason. What if I asked you to come and join my little club (that does not exist) and you had to do everything i told you to without making a mistake or else I would beat you and take away your rights? Just because you want to go see these animals up close doesn't mean its the right thing to do. Some people should really look into these things before they say something. Animals are not humans they don't understand our ways, so don't force them to.

  • Animal abuse no boo

    This is not fair you are hurting the animals and why are you doing it there is no reason to do it .Any way people get entertained but when the people here what your doing you lose money because they don't come back because your hurting the animals so don't hurt them.

  • It's NOT fair!

    Most circuses are just doing it for money. They care for the animal but some circuses beat the animal if they do something wrong. I am not saying it's all but I just want to say thank you to all circuses that have no animals or treat animals as if they were humans.

  • Circuses should not have wild animals preform for entertament

    Circuses should not have wild animals preform for entertainment because the wild animals that they find are taken to the circus. Then, the animals are treaten horribly because they are not obeying their trainers. Also, the wild animals are not use to the new enviormant because there is not enough room for them to move around. This can lead to people getting hurt.

  • They are stuck in cages

    They shouldn't have to be stuck in cages .It could be dangerous to the public. The animals are being held against there will because if they don't they won't get fed .They staying tiny cages 20 hours a day .Soo every one vote no no no no no no no no no no no no

  • It s cruel as they should be in there natural environment

    I think its cruel as surely they should be able to roam iin there natural environment and see their family and people their kind.
    Would you like to be locked in a cage?
    Would you like to be whipped and kicked if you get a trick wrong.
    NO
    So be on their side would you want to not see you family and get attacked?

  • ANIMAL CRUELTY to all animals!

    Animals are not free.They get whipped,hit,kicked and stabbed to do things for human entertainment.They also are NOT free.They are looked up in cages like prisoners and that is not like the jungle.The jungle is where they are supposed to be,not in cages being abused almost 24/7.Animals get beat up and killed at very young ages by being tortured!All that just for our human selfish entertainment! >: (

  • It's wrong to imprison animals.

    Animals should not be kept in cages that are barely bigger than they are, its unfair to keep them against their will, and make then do something they don't want to do. It makes them have more psychological problems and they have been removed from their families for the entertainment of humans.

  • This is abusing the animals

    The animals are being mistreated by the circus trainers they are using whips and other disgusting tools just to make more money for their circus acts

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  • We are humans biengs come on we are better than this

    In curcuses animals are abused by bieng whipped hit cut and severly injured some people who work at a circurse abuse these animals by raping animals this is sparta as humans we should stop this rotten cancer animals united save the animals plz if animals go extinct this world would be incomplete

  • They will die

    Circuses use hooks bats to beat the animals to make them stand on 2 hind legs and if the animals want to take a rest they have chance of dying and there cages are tiny compared to zoos and also put chains on there legs and make tigers jump through fire.

  • They wiil die

    They have lack of treatment and are forced to do things they dont want to as well as damging there skin using hooks bats as they are not cared for and have no treatment help them live as there cages are tiny for them and have no food and they will die

  • In humane treatment

    The animals appear to "have fun" while performing because of how they are trained. The animals are abused until they perform correctly. The animals also go in a box car year round for a long distance, it is cramped and they deficate, urinate, eat, and sleep in that one area.

  • That species could go extinct. The jumping through flaming hoops and diving into things is dangerous!

    They could die, they could become extinct, AND MANY, MANY, MANY, MANY MORE. It is unfair because the animals never did anything to us but we are doing many things to them such as destroying their homes, almost making them go extinct, making many animals die, and a lot more.

  • It is just an appearance

    Just because they look good and they perform it doesn't mean that they are happy and enjoying entertaining us; most of them are trained using violence, and this has a bad effect on their condition, both psychical and physical; many circus accidents could be prevented this way, especially the ones in which the trainers were attacked, because this is a form of response that the animals chose to show.

  • They are being held captive

    They are not wanting to be there they want to roam free, and circus people are holding them captive, the same with Zoo's, and they are being put in cages and boxes. They don't want to be left alone and we will be left alone. They are only alone because they don't want to be pushed around.

  • Animals are treated unfairly

    The circus animals are trained some how aren't they? The only way to teach an animal is to have punishment and reward or starvation. I personally think animals should be able to roam free. The circus keeps them in confined spaces. They travel and are poked and prodded at. It just makes me sad

  • No way at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The poor thing is punished ... Separated from its family they need help to be safe and cared for you are cared for why cant they. How cruel tigers fear fire they dont like it help them please its all you can do take more care of them they need it

  • Its abusing our animals

    Yeah so what if animals are entertaining at circuses, would you like to be stuck in a tiny cage for your whole entire life, ANIMALS DONT EITHER, we should let these hurt animals live wildly and not be whipped and slaved by cruel circus trainners, our animals need to be set free!

  • Animals shouldnt be forced for human entertainment

    Animals spend 96% of their lives in chains and are forced to do tricks that hurt them. They are made to do things by fear using bullhooks to poke and strike them. It disgusts me to think that anyone could think this was acceptable behavior. Circuses need to be stopped

  • Because these animals won't do this at all

    These animals are not going to be doing this in the wild so this is one reason why these animals should not be in circuses so animals should not be in circuses because they can get hurt or even die so the circuses can have acrobates instead of having animals in circuses

  • Hi what is up

    Hi I honestly don't want to write this so I'm going to keep writing until I get to the minimum, I don't agree but that's all I'm going to say. Circuses shouldn't be using animals, that is all. Tell the circuses to use humans not animals. Thank you for reading.

  • It is a violation of their rights

    No matter what they tell you, the conditions animals live in are not even close to being anything like how they should be living. Their working hours are exhausting and they perform for 1% of the day, the rest is spent either locked up or in extensive training. It is selfish to abuse animals for our own entertainment.

  • Animals Are Not Happy

    Animals are abused with bull hooks, whips, electric prods and other tools. A lot of them don't get the health care they need and are kept in cages for 96% of their lives! They don't want to be there! I know not all circuses are like this but some ARE and that is enough to shut them down! Guys I'm in MIDDLE SCHOOL and I know that I have been to animal circuses but I deeply regret it. We have no right to do this to them. Have you ever thought that this could be sending the wrong message to kids, that we can rule over everything. Well we cant! Even if animals are being treated well they still have to do things they would never do in the wild! So no its not okay! Anyone who thinks that animals are happy and 'having fun' has to look at the videos of animals being abused or at the stuff they have to do.
    Sorry I'm really into this stuff.
    And sorry if I offended you.

  • No they should not

    Animals are meant to live in the wild and not be treated with whipps and clubs just for us humans entertainment. This is going against animal rights. What rights do these circus owners have on the lives of many animals that die while training ETC. there is no circus that treats animals well so dont be fooled.

  • The animals are abused

    In order for circus animals like elephants standing on their hind legs and tigers jumping through rings. They are abused, whipped and starved to the point until they perform like they are supposed to. They are chained up and they barely get any food and water this is like slavery all over again just for animals. Mental issues go on after the animals perform. Also did I mention that these animals are stripped from their mothers and family? That is just sad

  • Zoos should be closed

    Everyone that liked it is wrong.There should be no more ZOOS or CIRCUS because they beat them and they mistreat them so badly. Watch videos and look at points for why Zoos and Circus should be closed.You guys say yes Most of the world says No!Look it up online dudes

  • Animals are being killed

    Animals are being brutally treated. Animals are used for circuses, and circuses treatment is not good. Animals are stabbed, prodded, and electrocuted toward madness, death, or both. Parents should never bring children to circuses. Animals are worthy of the treatment we humans are used to. Animals have hummanity like we do.

  • Circuses with animals should be banned

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  • It Is CRUEL!

    When animals grow up in a stressful environment they can get stomach ulcers which can be fatal if not treated theses animals are also tortured and abused in order to perform and this is no way to treat an animal. These animals have no comfort or families to play with or learn things from so do what you can and boycott the circuses! Just remember if you go to a circus you are only supporting the cruelty being used against them!

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  • Animals are treated shit

    Animal are not usually cared for very well in circuses they are normally fed minimal food kept in miniature cages and are beaten and whipped till the animals do what their trainer wants them to do. The are tied by the legs and are taken away from their parents. Would you like that!!!????

  • The poor animals being worked

    The kids that are there the animals can do anything to them or anyone .The kid do like whaching them but do they like to whach them get whiped if dont lisen they are animals not people they dont usderstand that shouldnt be punished this is wrong the animals will be hurt or the people will,

  • Because people are getting hurt

    To many people are getting hurt by the animals. They shouldnt have the circuses because the owners cant even pay for the bills if they get hurt. The animals are not even trained to do this stuff bacause they came out of the wild and they should stay there. They need to STOP letting people get hurt.

  • Animals should not be in circuses

    Circuses shouldn't have animals performing because it is cruel no matter how much they get fed or looked after. What gives us humans the right to make animals do tricks for our entertainment? Would you like it if you were treated this way in a circus. Think before you act.

  • You would have to separate animal families

    You would have to take a baby animal while its young to "train" it and at the same time splitting up a family. This would also mean the animal can not be itself, it can not have the same life as another of it's kind. That is why I think NO!

  • No circuses cause torture and animals hate it

    In Ringling bros they kept so many secrets like animals getting taken away from their mother at age 21 months and they also get hit with bull hooks or even tie up the animals for 23 hours or longer this is why circus should of been ban in the first place

  • They are hurt be this

    They are mistreated and lions and tigers in the circus is banned because they bash their teeth and cut their claws so they don't hurt the humans so bad. These animals are being abused and should be in a safer place without us mistreating them so they can be free.

  • No Animals in Circuses !!

    Animals are being abused and we are not doing enough to stop it. Don't go to Circuses that have animals shows in them.

    If you are answering yes to this debate, please do your research. How these animals are being trained has been captured on video. These videos make me sick. They are being beaten and abused to do silly tricks.

    Please, stop the abuse.

  • They are abused

    Ringling circus abused their animals and thats why they are closing down. They animals are scared they dont know what to do. They dont want to die or be hurt but they do because the people think they do everything wrong. Animal abuse needs to stop. They are chained up for hours on end

  • They should not e used at circuses.

    The feel pain and if you guys thin that the should stay there will shame on you!
    You people are crazy!?
    How would you feel lie if you had no freedom at all?

    Try to understand me.
    You people are soo mean!
    Leave does poor animals alone they did nothing to you guys and you are just making them have the worst time of their life.

  • It abuse towards them

    How would like it if you were them being kept in cages. They are whipping them. What's to say a animal could lash out at any moment. They are not in their right habit and so they are isolated from their family and friends and they don't have the right abilities to survive in the wild.

  • No animals at circuses

    Animals are forced to live and horrible condtions and are taught tricks with painful bullhooks also they can carry disaese to people and the circus and animals there are always in pain so MAKE CIRCUSES ANIMAL FREE!!!!! NOW WHO IS WITH ME . . . . . . . .

  • Nooooooooooo they are being abused

    Tigers
    A tigers natural behavior is to hunt. In the wild, tigers are untamed. In circuses, when tigers misbehave, they aren’t fed at all, and when they do behave though they get leftover food from concession stands. The meat is cooked though, and tigers eat fresh, raw meat. When tigers aren’t fed for days, they end up wanting to eat their own bodies. Trainers use there starvation to command so when the tigers do what they say, they get food on return.

    White tigers are forced to breed, to sell baby tigers to other circuses to get away from there mother. If the baby had to stay, then they had to be killed because the mother would be to protective and more resistant to weapons.

    White tigers are going to be extinct because they have Leucism, a mutation of a normal black and orange tiger to dark brown and white. Because of it, it cannot breed by itself in the wild. Circuses capture White tigers and breed them, but don’t let them go. Tigers are as much abused as elephants.

    Elephants
    Most elephants are taken from there mother when they are babies. Now that they are in circuses, they cannot live in the wild anymore, because they are now used to being in small cages, or shackled to walls. When elephants are standing up on stools, you could see dark red rings around their ankles. Because of the trainers way of thinking, 30 elephants have died, since 1992.

    Elephants skin is 2-3 centimeters thick, but their ears are very thin. There ears and mouth are also sensitive enough to feel a lot of pain. Bullhooks, long sticks with very sharp hooks. Trainers will strike the elephants with bullhooks in its tender parts of its body to control them.

    In the wild, elephants walk at least 30 miles a day. When elephants are not performing, they are chained to walls and tents 12-23 hours a day. They are chained up all night, as well. They can’t move, or eat or drink. They are forced to stay on their legs, so on stage they can stand up painfully.

  • Elephants should not be a part of circuses.

    I say no because they feel pain.
    Just how would you feel like if you were out of your home and you were not even free?
    If you have been to a circus before go see there eyes and see if they look happy.
    You people should try to treat them the same way you would like to be treated. Just because they are not living humans does not mean that they do not deserve to be treated with respect.
    We well save them!!!!!!!!

  • No I don't think they should,

    Because they are taken and have to learn stuff they won't need later in life. And if they are released later in life then they might die. When in the circus they are beaten and when an elephant ran away she was shot to death, would you do that? Would you kill a wild life?

  • I persanly think that there should not be an circuses.

    I don't think that there should be any circuses because once I wen't to the circuses and behind the certains I saw this trainer wipe a female lion and the lion atakted him. So in my opiuon I persanaly think that there should not be any more any more circuses.

  • Its so wrong

    Being in the circus can effect the elephant and the future ones. Sometimes they don't get food to eat in circus but in forest no body could stop them from eating. One fact about my life, i have a friend name Abu and we call him elephant because he is too fat

  • Animals should be banned from circuses

    Most animals are endangered and are getting beaten, whipped ,starved,prodded with electricity. Bear cubs are getting chained by their necks to stand up on two legs if they try to go on all fours they are choked or hung. They're kept in small metal cages where they cry for their mother but she never comes. Lion cubs are ripped away from their mum at birth most die because they need her milk but never get it . They're beaten with metal planks at such a young age and are so vulnerable. Us people can help but only if we are willing to stop harmless creatures from getting tortured. STOP going to circuses with animals and stop others to and it will eventually stop before these wonderful creatures are gone from existence.

  • Animals are being taken out of their homes, their rights, and their life to participate in something they do not want to participate in.

    Animals are being abused, taken away from their moms, and their habitats, just to be in something they do not want to be in. Do you really approve their cruelty? How would you like it if you are abused? I say that people who say yes are truly believing that they are being in top care? Well, you should know that they are using lashes to get their animals to do the tricks, animals have rights like us, we have no right to strip them out of it. They deserve to be RESPECTED and regarded like humans. NO ONE LIKES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND ABUSED!

  • Animals shouldn't be forced to perform

    All animals have the right to be free, like humans do. Instead, mankind forces them against their will to perform and provide entertainment. They are imprisoned in spaces that can hardly contain them and fed unfresh and stale food. Circus tricks are not natural for animals to do, which is why they are put under torture by humans to teach them. This is just sick. Would you want to be taken away from your home and forced to perform for people just to make them laugh? Live in a cramped space and eat food that you only eat because you had no other choice? Be forced to turn your back on everything you once thought was natural because you were afraid of the consequences if you didn't? Animals have souls, like humans. They should be treated with respect, and not be turned against their wills.

  • There shouldn't be circuses

    There should not be circuses because the animals get whipped if they do not do something. That is not fair because the circuses bring new animals sometimes and they might not know what "flip" means or what "roll over" means because there just animals and they should not be whipped or punished for not knowing the human language. Animals also spend most of their lives on chains or in cages, and usually die before they should because they get whipped or punished to death or they die because they try to fight back or they try to run away and get into danger by running away. And that is why animals should not be in circuses.

  • It's not their environment...

    Here are some reasons...
    *Bullhooks are used to get elephants into awkward positions
    *Big cats are made to be 'scared' of their owners
    *When travelling they are forced in small spaces and not let out for hours on end, having to live in their own waste, temperatures can rise to unbearable states cause the animal to suffer, many have died due to this
    *Many animals are caged in small spaces with barely enough room to turn around
    and although there are kind circuses there are still cruel and unfair ones...

  • No animal abuse

    We are treating animals badly. I mean, that's like us taking Africans as slaves, but with animals! They have their own life, and they can do what they want to do with it. Plus, what their living in is also bad. So is the food. I wouldn't want to be forced to be doing tricks for others' entertainment. Bad

  • Its really bad

    Although little kids may think it is cool to see animals do cool tricks its not at all fun for the poor animals. They go through pain and everything just to make it fun for the kids. Ive never been a fan of the circus. Stop the use of animals!!!

  • Dont go to circuses

    From 1994 to 2005 at least 31 elephants have died. I think that seeing people perform their tricks is just fine.

    #1. Animals born in circuses are NEVER released back into the wild.
    #2. Trainers use whips, bull hooks,clubs,and electric prods on the animal would you like to be treated that way?
    #3. Animals spend about 11 months a year traveling almost half a year. They spend thousands of countless hours traveling over long distances, being forced to lie or stand in their own waste
    #4. In the wild animals live freely and walk or run many miles for food, in the circus they are given unfresh food instead of being able to hunt and are being forced to spend hours being trapped in limited space instead of being able to roam freely.
    #5. If an animal is endangered, you want to protect it, so having these animals here cant help it grow of reproduce.
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  • No because half

    Of the animals are being token out of there family to be used. There are also some of them being endangered. They are soppose to live in the wild but instead they are living in a tight room or cage. They have hard training. The are also getting beat. Ok

  • Stop ANIMAL Abuse

    We shouldn't use elephants in circuses, actually we should respect all animals It doesn't matter if that animal is small or big When we take elephants away from the wild and into captivity we are taking them away from their actual home and their families. If we are taking elephants away from the wild saying that we are protecting them from predators but we are actually putting them in more danger. Because it takes a lot of energy and time for the predators to kill one elephant and normally elephants move in herds so no predator can kill a herd of elephants together.

  • Animals in circuses are treated horribly

    Animals in circuses are very often abused for training, and in most cases are also starved and dehydrated. Animals are also forced to travel long distances while laying or standing in their own waste. Animals are also meant to live in large spaces, able to roam free and hunt for fresh food, not forced into cages and eating artificial meat. Circuses also take animals away from their mothers shortly after birth, forcing them to live in a stressful and uncomfortable environment with no family.

  • It hurts the animals

    You can't expect the animals to do what you want when you are constantly abusing them with bullhooks. Elephants are abused so much that it makes me cry. It is horrible what people can do to these innocent poor animals. So yeah thanks need more words UGHH bye bye bye

  • Animals Shouldn't Be Treated like This

    Animals are not a form of entertainment for people. They are innocent and are treated horribly when put in small cages. Wild animals need to stay in the wild, where they can live the way they want to. Animals that are put in circuses, are put in neglectful conditions that they don't deserve to be in. Give animals a fair chance in life, and take a stand.

  • Animals sohuld not be in the circus

    Animals are great creatures and they are beeing abused in circuses and somes zoos, think about if you wood liked to be wipped every day it is pain full for them and for others to watch. In the wild they get to have children and family, but in the circus rarly do they ever even have anyone in there cage with them.

  • Cause its dangerous for the people

    In my opinion I think the people can get hurt killed bit scratch . This is what I think about the animals can do to the people that are working for the circus. Also,the people can shoot the animals if they bite the workers.This is my my reason why they should not be in the circus.

  • Ban circuses with animals

    These majestic animals should be in their natural environment. This should never, ever have happened. These are not house trained puppies........Please we living in 2017. Review the laws that give these circuses the right to abuse these animals. Well kept and looked after? What a joke! Locked up in cages, on the road in trucks, beaten to perform, please........!!😢

  • No but.... There re differences

    Wild animals: tigers, elephants, lions and more should be free. There unpredictable. But domestic animals like dogs are trainable since they have lived with humans for a while. BUT the IS A DIFFERENCE in-between dogs and wolves. Animals like tigers may be chained up and/or whipped/abused. BUT zoos and circuses are different. I say yes too zoos and no to the circus!

  • No to animals in circuses

    These animals are taken out of their natural habitat. When rescued by animal workers, most animals are physically stressed or ill. Most animals cant be rehabilitated because they would never be able to survive in the wild. These animals perform around the clock and travel excessively in cramped moving cages.

  • Wild animals should stay in the wild...

    I agree that not all circuses treat their animal badly. But I believe that if one circus messes up it affects them all.I know the animals may be entertaining but that really shouldn't be the main factor when it comes to why we should keep them...Many are also saying that the circuses get their animals evaluated by a vet, but it is really simple to fake papers. It also bothers me when people say that we are protecting them from the wild and predators, but in reality that isn't the way of life...Some animals die and some survive. That's just how it is... Tigers, lions, and other wild cats are PREDATORS!!! Elephants are HUGE! I'm pretty sure they can fend for themselves, after all they were from the wild...

  • No more abuse

    Thousands of animals have died in circuses,are treated like slaves, and only preform only because they are forced to with some sort of tool meant to hurt them.They live in small domains.Lions are scared of fire but still risk there lives jumping through FIRE! Actually some lions burn to death doing that!

  • Animals Should Not Perform in the Circus

    Circuses are cruel to animals because they are not given enough food, are whipped sometimes and alot of them are abused.
    Animals in the circus do not get good quality food. Most elephants get thrown peanuts. Peanuts have a good source of protein, but are not the full diet. Elephants in the wild walk miles a day for food and water. In the circus, elephants have little space to be free and to do what they need to do.
    Another reason animals should not perform in zoos is because they often get whipped when they do a bad job. The circuses job is to make money, and to train and keep animals. Most circuses do a bad job. Animals do not have to be whipped for any reason at all.
    My final reason animals should not be in the circus is because alot of them get abused. For example, in 1994, an elephant named Tyke was abused for years. She killed quite a few people in the difficult time, and in the end, was killed of gunshot. People should not attend the circus.
    Circuses are abusing animals, not giving them enough food, and they get whipped for doing a bad job. For these three reasons why,
    ANIMALS SHOULD NOT PERFORM IN THE CIRCUS!

  • Circus animals should be banned.

    They use cruel training methods they are kept in small cages and have abnormal behavior. Animals are separated from there mothers at birth. This is a horrible for of treatment. Animals will have teeth removed if not performing properly. A LCA( last chance for animals) investigator went undercover to an animal training session and saw elephants being beaten with bats , pitchforks, and other objects they were shocked with prods and hit accross the head. In circus training there is no reword only punishment.

  • They are abused and mistreated

    They are forced to perform tricks against their will. They are beaten with bull hooks, whips, and are stripped from eating and drinking until they perform it. They do it because they are afraid that if they don't do it, they will be punished even more. Those are my reasons.

  • Animals shouldn't be in the circus

    Animals shouldn’t be in the circus because they get physically abused. Did you think they could do all of those tricks naturally? Well think again! Tons of animals die every year due to circus life. Babies are taken away from their mothers way too early, so they cannot get the proper care they need. Have you ever watched the Movie water for elephants? If not I think you should check it out before you make your decision on whether or not animals should be in the circus. In this true movie It shows you what mostly elephants have to go through. Although it's not just elephants that go through this kind of abuse, it's some of your favorite animals, like tigers, lions, monkeys... Animals most defiantly should NOT be in the circus.

  • Animals shouldn't be in the circus.

    Animals shouldn’t be in the circus because they get physically abused. Did you think they could do all of those tricks naturally? Well think again! Tons of animals die every year due to circus life. Babies are taken away from their mothers way too early, so they cannot get the proper care they need. Have you ever watched the Movie water for elephants? If not I think you should check it out before you make your decision on whether or not animals should be in the circus. In this true movie It shows you what mostly elephants have to go through. Although it's not just elephants that go through this kind of abuse, it's some of your favorite animals, like tigers, lions, monkeys... Animals most defiantly should NOT be in the circus.

  • This is cruelty.

    To heck what people think about the fact this is total cruelty to animals. Anything against animals is a crime to me, an I don't want these animals to suffer for human entertainment, that's just wrong, and all those animals should be free! I mean what the heck is that all about this should be a crime!

  • A form of animal abuse that is allowed to continue....

    How the animals are trained to perform unnatural and uncomfortable tricks for no value other than entertainment. More benefit is gained by both human and animal by watching the animal in it's own natural environment where they are with their family coming to no harm except from natural preditors and enemies.

  • They are locked up

    I am very against this because yes it is just like being in jail. They are locked up in cages and are on trains for long periods of time. How would you feel if somebody locked you up for just some laughter. I do not know how you would feel but if these animals were humans all you that said yes I hope would feel different but also think humans should not be treated different than humans.

  • Circuses take away animals' freedom and it is unnatural for them.

    Circuses are very inhumane for animals performing. In the wild, elephants, tigers, and other animals used for entertainment do not do any strange tricks, unlike in the circus. Therefore, they must go through cruel training to do something against their will and their instincts. Trainers use painful weapons, such as bullhooks, electric prods and whips to attempt to "train" the animal and make them do whatever they want to do. The companies providing animals cannot take adult animals, as they will fight back, but will steal baby animals from their loving mothers, breaking a lifelong bond, and family. Animals have to live in tiny cells, crates, or cages, just for earning money. Most animal circuses only care about earning money, so they sacrifice the animals' welfare by doing so. For the many children attracted to "the big top", circuses not only teach kids that animals enjoy performing difficult stunts like walking on a wire, balancing on a ball, or riding on an unicycle, children also learn humans are superior towards our fellow living beings, animals, and we can make them do whatever we want. As for "breeding and conservation centers", the name is a lie. They only breed animals just for profit and for performing, and they don't conserve species, because they spend their whole life performing and never can go back into the wild where they belong.

  • Its wrong let them go

    They a called wild animals for a reason release them how would u like it being a slave huh I thought so let them go no one need to be hurt and the animals need to be free. Just think about if that was you in the animals shoes and getting beat to do thinks daily. It needs to stop now.

  • It's torture bad!

    It is torture to them ii is very mean. How would you like it if you were being treated like these poor malted animals. Some People the animals for granted how dare we. Are we not animals to? They can kill us instantly but they are to scared to because of the horrible weapons they use to hurt them. We have to stop this!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • No animals in a circus

    No animals in a circus. Animals are being abused. And it's not only animals that die but sometimes humans also die because they are holding wild animals and the animals sometimes kill the trainers. Trainers are also abusing animals. Animals in circuses are behind bars for their whole life! No animals in circuses.

  • Bad living conditions

    Animals get sometimes beaten up at Circuses. Bad living conditions ties into animal abuse. Animals spend most of the time in cages and trailers. Animals sometimes die!!!!!!! Animals don't get fresh air and they can get diseases and depression and they literally stay in cages their whole life and they are getting abused and sometimes killed.

  • Bad living conditions

    Animals spend most of the time in cages or trailers and don't get freedom to do other things. Like getting fresh air, or food. They are also getting exported from city to city. There are sometimes no inspectors to check on their living conditions. This article also ties into animal abuse

  • Helpless, painful, have right

    Just because they can't talk, people shouldn't use them & force them to do anything like performing in circus. It's so much painful for them. They also have the right to live naturally. There are so many intertainment mediums. So please stop using & torturing those helpless animals of circuses

  • Animals aren't Built for Entertainment

    Animals were made to survive in the wild, not perform in circuses. Sometimes, baby animals are taken from their mother, and trained to perform in from of hundreds of people. The animals are abused, and forced to do things that are unnatural for them. Circuses treat them badly and the animals are harmed badly. It is unfair for them.

  • This it terrible

    Animals are being tortured and whipped so they will perform. Some animals are going extinct and the animals only perform out of fear. It scares me to know that the animals are scared to perform but they are also afraid of being whipped. They make tigers jump through flaming hoops even though tigers are afraid of fire.

  • NO!! Its abuse

    Why would you want to see a animal that has been abused and taken away from his/ her family? Just to entertain yourself? You're just as bad as the circus just to go and watch. These animals die because of how they treat them. One of these days all of these animals are going to the brink of sanity and attack because they're done. Why don't you watch Tyke's life. They shot at her because she was done for the way she was being treated. Help stop circuses that uses animals!!

  • Absolutely, NO WAY! THIS IS SO WRONG!!!

    Animals get abused with whips every day! Baby animals get TORN from their family instead of living in happiness! Just search up "Circus Animals" and you will get the idea what circuses do to animals. This training is very harsh and brutal! This is cruel to animals. They should live in the wild instead of in that stinky circus tent!

  • Not at all, it's called a wild animal for a reason.

    Wild animals are meant to be kept in their natural habitats, which is the wild, open savannas, fields, deserts etc.
    Animals are not for our sick entertainment, they have feelings just like we do and deserve to live in peace. We have plenty of entertainment anyway such as TV etc.

  • Fuck the circus

    Dont support the beating and killing of animals everyday from the hands of the trainers themselves. This is ridiculous. How can you even support this. Learn something. Expand your knowledge. Just like the zoos, these animals are trapped and tortured. They are all mentally insane and treated horribly. Ban this nonsense

  • Save the animals

    Animals miss there families
    They are whipped
    And beaten
    Some animals aren't aloud to walk or run
    They are forced to do tricks
    Whilst travelling, animals are locked up in tiny cages
    Animals born in circuses are NEVER released back into the wild
    They don't get any exercise
    SAVE THE ANIMALS 🙉🙈🐻🐯🦁🐨🐼🐬🐘😰😞

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  • Say no to circus

    Animals have been used in circuses for generations, and while the sight of a lion jumping through fire, an elephant standing on it’s hind legs, or a monkey riding a bicycle may seem entertaining to some, these animals have to suffer a lifetime of abuse and stress.

    Training circus animals are often deliberately misrepresented to make it appear as though they perform because they like it, when in reality it’s because they have been conditioned to do so as the trainer commands or face some form of abuse. Circuses and trainers claim to uphold the best practices and to have the animals best interests at heart.

  • No anumals in da circus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DERE ARE DA ANEMULS DAET GET HIT INM THE CERCUS AND IT NO GOOD FOR DEM HE LTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS NOT WHAT HUMANS ARE SPOSEDED TO DO! THEY IS SUPPOSedED TO be IN THE Open wild because they are anuemals ! . . . . . . . . . .

  • It is not fair for the animals to have to do this. It is treating them very horribly and wrong. Stop animal circuses now!

    It hurts the animals to have to do this just for humans pleasure. It is not nice and I don't like it. It also harms the animals. Please stop animal circuses and find another thing to do in the circuses instead
    Thank you very much I appreciate it a lot

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  • Animals deserves freedom

    Animals shouldn't perform in any circuses for their lives, why? Because it is look like they're in jail. Any of the animals who are in the circus now don't deserve it. They deserve for freedom and have their own families in the wild. So I believe that animals should not perform in the circus.

  • Animals should have freedom

    Animals deserve freedom for their lives, owners shouldn't keep animals for doing all those tricks, they're innocent and they should live on their own, they deserve freedom, if they're in the circus right now, it is look like a jail for them and that is really sad, so I believe that animals should live in the wild

  • It's justso wrong

    Animals are treated so cruely in circuses. No way are they training them without the use of violence. These animals are meant to be free in the wild not living in cages and chained. It is so wrong to force these animals to perform tricks and it's worst to think it is entertaining to watch them do these unnatural things.

  • They are abused!

    First off, around the world are animals being abused and hurt in circuses. Some animals are put down if they can’t do a trick. Animals are not clowns and are not made to do tricks. It’s horrible to think about but if you ask someone in the circus, it’s just business. This an unnecessary resolution and it is soon to start cutting off certain species such as lions, tigers and elephants.

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  • Animals should NEVER be used in circus acts!

    The tricks an animal preforms in a circus is only out of pure fear that their trainer will hurt them if they don't do the act correctly. The animals at a circus are definitely NOT happy with what they're being taught. None of it is natural behavior for an animal to do, if it was normal then they would be doing that out in the wild.


    They are kept in small cages that are just big enough for them to stand in. When taken out for training, they are whipped and hooked until they will do as told. Watch just one video of any circus animal being trained behind scenes, you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • It's animal abuse!

    I think that this is animal abuse. There are cases of animals dying in circuses and I think t is very cruel. I do not support this by not watching them perform. STOP ANIMALS PERFORMING IN CIRCUSES! IT IS CRUEL! Imagine if you were the animal. How would you feel? I would feel very angry

  • Yes or no!

    I think it is just completely wrong and unfair to keep animals under the human ruling. Us humans always want "freedom" yet the animals do not get any freedom themselves. Personally, I think we should treat animals the way we want to be treated. Animals all have choices for themselves!

  • They have feelings too

    Animals feel pain , lost of loved ones, shame and psychological and physical damage that is not repairable.
    We as humans should be here to protect and not exploit but humans for the most part are greedy, evil, mindless. If they are doing this to animals imagine what they would do to another person or a child? I truly believe that we should do whatever it takes to protect these last endangered animals

  • Animal abuse cruelty

    They abuse animals, torture them. They make them do things that they don't want to do! It is not entertainment you are evil if you think it is. You are watching tortured and abused animals. It is another form of slavery. Would you like to be whipped and forced to do stuff?

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  • Animals should not be intone incus because it is crul

    It's crul and all animals deserve to live in the wild with their familys and happy they get whipped heaps and heart lots.Animals are like mini humans and they deserve just as much love as we do so animal crolty should stop befor it's to late.Befor their all gone.Sadly if this keeps happiness they all might DIE.

  • I think it is sick and in humane for animals to preforme in circuses

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  • Circuses are just plain cruel to the animals.

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  • The whips aren't cool

    The circus may seem all nice and cool at first, but it's cruel to the animals that it effects. I read in an article that a lady saw a trainer use a hook whip on the elephants ear and ripped it. But sometimes, they could whip them and make them cry. The reason the cry is because the hook part of the whip is twisting the elephant's skin, and it hurts them. They are also locked in cages and chained up for more than 100 hours at a time. Animal cruelty shouldn't exist in circuses or in any other form.

  • Now way people

    ITS VERY CRUEL TO HAVE ANIMALS IN Circuses I AM 10 YEARS OLD AND I LOVE THESE ANIMALS TRAVELE TOWN TO TOWN AND IT MUST BE HORRIBLE IF I HAVE KIDS I WILL NOT EVER TAKE MY KIDS TO A CIRCUS ITS JUST HORRIFIC WATCHING THES POOR ANIMALS DO TRICKS THAT ARENT WORTH ANYTHING I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THIS

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  • They get beating

    If and animal dose some thing wrong the will get beaten and the get locked in to cages and they cant interact or play with other animals and i think it it is wrong they get beaten for doing something wrong if circus performers make mistakes they dont get punished

  • Its cruel to keep animals in circuses

    Circuses are cruel to animals they can get badly injured doing these hopeless tricks i am 10 years old and i love animals they should be roaming in the wild happy but its so sad to watch them do these tricks all the poeple who havn't realised yet i hope you do.

  • Abusive really Abusive

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  • The shouldn't be caged

    They shouldn't because the should be in the wild man so that is not fiat how would u feelif u were picked up and put in bars like animals and forced to do entertainment and you do t even get any money that is not fair I feel SOS sorry for them

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  • No they should not use wild animals

    SHOULD CIRCUSES USE WILD ANIMALS


    I agree with arfa omer she is right it is wrong to take animals from the wild. It's not right to take animals from their home because there scared confused and most of all they have no guidance from their parents.

    Soon there will be a bill that will make it so it will be illegal for circuses to use wild animals they spend there lives in cages from days to weeks. Sometimes they travel for hours in cages traveling from city to city

    They have a life not worth living. Some trainers will abuse their pets to do tricks they never get to see their family again.


    In conclusion the animals are not getting good care and are pushed around too much.

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  • No they shouldn't!!!!!!!

    These Bros. MUST BE STOPPED!!! I repeat MUST BE STOPPED. Free the animals. Jail the PLEBS..... I repeat the PLEBS #RiceArmy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MUST BE STOPPED ! !

  • Its not cool

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  • The animals are getting abused! The only reasons animals do tricks is because they know they're gonna get hurt!

    The animals are getting abused! The only reasons animals do tricks is because they know they are going to get hurt! At the circus, they feed the animals to act like they care for the animals, but really, during training, they abuse the animals to get them to do the tricks that they want!

  • Babies are torn away shortly after they are born. Not enough food or water.

    Babies are torn away shortly after they are born. Not enough food or water. They get beaten for not doing tricks. Animals live ninety six percent of their live behind cages suffering. And they get long time disabilities. They die without knowing the wild. Could anything be that horrible then all these reasons.

  • They should not

    They should not be in a circus have you seen what they are going threw what if you where going threw beatings,whipping,chaining you,wouldn't it hurt you and your feelings since they where beating you with a bull hook if i was an elephant and my family got treated that way and i could talk i would give them a piece of my mind and say what i'm saying right now.

  • Animals are torn away from their parents at birth.

    Most animals that preform in circuses are very social. When their parents are taken away, they are quite lonely. Creatures are fed by their parents at birth and they could become malnourished. Animals are living creatures, and do not need to be raised in a miserable habitat in a circus.

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  • Animals aren't meant for entertaining.

    Circus animals spend most of their lives behind bars, also they develop disabilities due to the lack of natural exercise when in the wild they would roam for miles. They also may get mistreated for not completing a trick correctly they only get rewarded for doing it right but they get punished for doing it wrong.

  • Animals belong in the wild

    People do not realize that they're not happy or having "fun". In order for these tricks to be learned they go through intense training which contains many forms of torture. Just because it is family fun doesn't mean anything, there are many other forms of family fun. Also they are not being protected from the wild. Watch Tyke Elephant outlaw and see if that changes your mind.

  • NO animals should perform in circuses

    Animals don't perform because they enjoy it, they do it because they're scared of what the concequences will be if they don't perform properly and animals will get punished badly if they don't perform properly. I i i i i i i i i i i i i i i

  • Elephants Are Only Animals.

    These elephants haven't done anything wrong. Why do they get to be taken away from their mothers at such a young age, when us humans don't? Elephants should never, never, ever, perform in the circus. The training methods used are the animals are plain cruel. No person or animal should be treated this way.

  • Most definitely not

    I don't think they should because one time when i went to the circus and i brought my friend she almost saw the instructor wip a snow tiger well that's what i think it was i was kinda far away. And god did not make animals to be in the circus and be wipped because they didn't do what they.

  • They suck and hurt animals

    They hurt animals! They huthey hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! Rt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals! They hurt animals!

  • They should not be in the Circus

    Animals should not be in the circus because is unhealthy and they can get very lonely in the circus! They are whipped and abused to do tricks and that it so sad to think that they are abused. Animals should be treated the same was humans are. I think it is a terrible thing!

  • Go to an all person circus, not an animal circus where they TORTURE them!

    NO, NEVER! Animals should NOT be in the circus. First of all, an all person circus is perfectly fine, I do not understand why they have to use wild animals. Second of all, they whip and beat the living day lights out of them to make them do a ridiculous trick like a hand stand. Animals are NOT meant to do that stuff! Who ever saw a bear in the forest juggle?! NO, you never would because animals are not meant to do that! Third of all, its way too dangerous to train a wild animal, because they could attack or even kill you! I once heard that a tiger in a circus killed a little girl! Animals should NEVER be in the circus!

  • Definetly no way

    Animals should not be used in the circus as they would feel lonely and if they are in the wild they can eat when they want sleep when they want and explore.The animals will not be able to explore if they are being kept in a cage or for elephants chains

  • Animal circuses bad

    How would you like to be a animal trapped in the circus. Do you know they use bull hooks and electric prods to train them and if they take revenge back on the humans they get hurt even more. Don't support animal circuses. Animal circuses are no fun for animals

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  • Unnatural behavior and Postures

    It should be a thing of the past. Circus animals are astounding because they are exotic and appear to been "tamed" into doing "tricks". They can't be trained with treats like small, domestic animals. Even simple tricks for dogs to stand on two legs is damaging to their anatomy— imagine the weight a colossal animal like an elephant may suffer while doing such a thing. Dogs and elephants alike don't choose to be caged and strung along for ailing stunts or repetitive executions. And unlike show dogs, who usually live with a family with a yard, an elephant, tiger, lion, etc. is given a fraction of freedom he/she deserves.

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  • Animals are alive and want to left alone just like you

    If you think animals should be abused its like saying you want abuse people to be abused. What do you expect people would fight back to because nobody wants to be abused besides weird people you would go crazy if you were being abused and you would want revenge to.

  • No if you think Yes you are evil

    Animals are alive and need to be free and wild because they were not made to be abused by circus trainers. The trainers were abusing a elephant in the circus and in the end she killed many public pedestrians and circus watchers in her sight after she ran away she was shot to death by more than 100 bullets.Hope this changes your mind

  • They should not keep animals in the circus.

    Well they are stuck in the cages .There beaten by the trainers .They should be free in the wild .Circus animals have the right to be protected and treated humanely under the Animal Welfare Act.
    Tigers naturally fear fire, but they are still forced to jump through fire hoops in some circuses and have been burned while doing so.
    Circuses are repeatedly cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the Animal Welfare Act for trailers that have splintering wood and sharp, protruding metal pieces near animals' cages.
    Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and other painful tools of the trade to force animals to perform.
    In more than 35 dangerous incidents since 2000, elephants have bolted from circuses, run amok through streets, crashed into buildings, attacked members of the public, and killed and injured handlers.

  • NO animal should live like this.

    There have been 35 cases since 2000 of elephants escaping from the show and running rampant through the cities. This just goes to show how unhappy these animals are. No animal should live their life locked up in a cage only to come out when they are performing or practicing. And being prodded with all sorts of weapons and electrical tools.

  • Animals should never EVER be allowed to preform.

    In circuses animals are beaten, malnourished, and not the givin proper environment to live in. When animals are broken (breaking their will to fight back) trainers use barbaric and cruel methods to "train" the animals. No animal should be forced to do something that is uncomfortable and unnatural for them. For people who do think animals should used in circuses, how would you feel if you were torn away from your family and locked in a room, beaten without a clue why until you don't have the will to fight back, then trown out on stage, doing things that you don't understand and don't want to do, and if you screw up then, not knowing what your master will do to you this time. Before you say that animals like to preform, think what it would be like to be locked up every night with out will.

  • I agree with all of you.

    Animals like to perform and be able to do so many tricks and thnigs that other animals cant witch is good exersize for animals. They are treted well and provided with food and a habitate of sort. Most circuses used to treat animals badly but that was ages ago, people dont treat animals as badly as they once did. My catch pharse "Circuses were once bad but now are safe". Pleas dont steel my catch phrase. IF YOU DO I SALL KIILL YOU,I KNOW WERE YOU LIVE!!! Joking, i might kill you but i dont know were you live. Only some circuses treat animals baddly, so not all of them should be punished just because only a few arent good. I hope you understand that circuses using animal performances should not be banned. Has anyone seen madagascae 3, the circuse one, well all the animals loved to do thier tricks, like the tiger used to love jumping through a flaming hoop.

  • Just Do It

    Hi i think it isnt neccessary because Think about how you would feel if you lived in a cage. Would you be happy? Would you be sad and lonely? Why or why not?
    Do you think animals have fun at the circus? Why or why not?
    Do you think wild animals like elephants and camels should be forced to do tricks or live in trucks and small pens?
    Animals born in circuses are NEVER released back into the wild.
    Trainers use whips, bull hooks,clubs,and electric prods on the animal would you like to be treated that way?
    Animals spend about 11 months a year traveling almost half a year. They spend thousands of countless hours traveling over long distances, being forced to lie or stand in their own waste
    In the wild animals live freely and walk or run many miles for food, in the circus they are given unfresh food instead of being able to hunt and are being forced to spend hours being trapped in limited space instead of being able to roam freely.
    If an animal is endangered, you want to protect it, so having these animals here cant help it grow or reproduce.





    Animals have a right to remain and live in the natural habitat. Imagine if you were taken away from your home and asked to perform unnatural tricks, then chained and caged into a tiny space, you wouldn’t like it would you? Approximately 600 elephants live in captivity in America. Most were born in the wild and taken from their families and brought there to live or work in zoos and circuses. Animals in a zoo are horribly treated. Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bull hooks, and other painful tools to force animals to perform.

  • Animals shouldn't be allowed in circuses.

    Animals are treated with bad respect and they don't even get to let their own natural instincts out. Sometimes, just sometimes, the animals don't even get any food! Also, they kill the animal if they don't train properly! How cruel is that, right? I am 100% sure that animals shouldn't be allowed in circuses at any point of time.

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  • 99.9% of circuses abuse animals mentally and physically.

    Elephants are ripped away from their mothers at a very early age. In the wild, elephants stay with their mothers all their lives. And they are forced to to preform uncomfortable and painful tricks. And Ringling bros have the worst record, then hawthorn, carson and barnes, and so on. And WHY, just WHY, cant we find a Different source of entertainment? Animals there are forced to live in torture chambers ALL their life, and that is undoubtedly a form of slavery. Hey, I thought slavery was illegal!

  • It is mean and cruel

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  • Let them go!!

    Let the animals go and i don't want the animals to have a bad life! Save them and they shouldn't be treated so bad! Let the animals go before and start screaming!!!!!!!!The animals get hit by whips! Whips!! Its so mean! Please save the animals before they all die!! Save them!!

  • No no no

    Nimals should definitely NOT perform in circuses, or any other scenario, such as "elephant massage". First, elephants are endangered. None of the acts performed by them in any sort of performance is performed out of fear. None of these acts have ever been witnessed in the wild. They are confined to an area just large enough to stand in, much needed medications for ailments caused my maltreatment is very rarely given. Watch just one video of elephant abuse in circuses and I am confident you will change your mind.

  • NO NO NO their should be no animals in circeses!

    NO because they are really treated badly like these websites will explain.
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  • No no no no no no no

    They do cruel things to the animals and don't give them fresh food.Animals are Innocent We should not take their freedom, they have life they have to choose how they want to live. We should not force any animals to do something because in the process we humans torture them which is against the nature. We should not entertain people by torturing speechless animals. Please please do not encourage CIRCUS.

  • Leave them alone!

    All animals have to be free and learn their way to survive. But if they are given the wrong food, place, and life it's not good. Most of the elephants die from the food and the trainers using their whips and hooks. Also when a elephant gives birth, the trainers take them away and whip the mom elephant. That's why!

  • Animals should not be used in a circus for good reasons

    Animals should be aloud to roam freely around not be stuck in small places elephants die in the circus quiet alot and that is a really bad thing.Animals arent treated in good ways because people use whips and hurt the animals. I think that animals should not be used in the circus people doing tricks is good anouth.

  • Animals should not be used as entrainment

    Animals should not be used in circuses because its unnatural and cruel.
    They should be able to roam their land free from humans. If animals do something wrong they get whipped by the trainer and worse.
    How would you feel if you were locked up in a cage all the time?

  • You can get your own circus!

    If you get a cat it is saving it when it may be on the chart to kill. You pay about $300 to go to a circus for an hour or so when you could just have a little circus in your house. And plus who would not want an adorable little kitten like this?

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