Animals aren’t designed to be locked in small yards and tortured until they stand on two feet
Circuses with animals are also not “fun, family entertainment”. Children should not be taught that it is acceptable to treat animals like this. The loneliness, frustration and physical abuse many circus animals suffer is absolutely gut wrenching. Once again, local councils must be held accountable and be made to ban circuses in their region. Many cities around the world, and many councils in Australia have already banned circuses. Jaylene arranged for Dr Mandy Symons to present to the Sunshine Coast Council but they still deemed this torture to be acceptable. To know that such social and beautiful animals such as lions, elephants, horses and tigers are being carted around the countryside, a lot of the time in the middle of summer where temperatures in their trailers are 40+ degrees, brings tears to your eyes. We must keep fighting to end circuses and have these animals released into wildlife sanctuaries. These are wild animals and are programed to be wild, not locked in small cages or fenced yards.
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