It used to be that a circus wasn’t a circus if there weren’t a parade of elephants and a lion tamer cracking a whip whilst dodging the advances of big cats. Thankfully, things change.
As reported by the Baltimore Sun, the circus is returning to the city after a 6-year hiatus, and this time the circus won’t have any animals.
Time for Change
Ensuring the protection of the world’s wildlife is of utmost importance. In recent years, the mistreatment and stress endured by animals performing in circus acts, as well as the demands of a traveling lifestyle, have garnered significant attention from the general public. As a result, there is a growing movement to remove animals from display, and these concerns are now being acknowledged and addressed.
We’re thrilled to see them make this change. It’s a win for animals and people.Lisa Radov
When people learn how these animals are abused during training, it helps them understand the harm being done by supporting circuses that still practice it.
Protecting Animals and People
While animal acts in circuses are incredibly harmful to the animals, it’s also important to note that in the last 20 years, at least 35 incidents have occurred where elephants escaped from circuses damaging property, injuring, and even killing their handlers.
By eliminating these abusive animal shows, not only are we helping to keep animals safe, but we’re keeping their would-be handlers and onlookers safe as well.
You can read the entire Baltimore Sun story here.