146 years of animal torture, abuse and slavery comes to an end as Ringling Bros. close forever in May!
The iconic American spectacle was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all contributed to its demise.
We hope for the day that there are no circuses, zoo’s or aquariums in the world. This is one step in right direction.
For anyone wondering what the big deal is, peak behind the facade and learn how circus trainers get wild animals to perform those ‘entertaining’ tricks!
Elephants, tigers, and other animals that circuses use to entertain audiences do not stand on their heads, jump through hoops, or balance on pedestals because they want to. They perform these and other difficult tricks because they’re afraid of what will happen if they don’t.
Bravo to the numerous people and animal rights organizations who battled for decades to raise public awareness of the substantial abuse that goes into these shows. It turns out the public doesn’t find it entertaining after all!