Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fine's Speech: Should animals be kept in the circus?

My speech on: Should animals be kept in the circus? By Fine 

Circuses with animal acts might seem perfect and jubilant, but if you looked beneath their bright lights and happy music, torture and death is the only thing found. Almost everyday animals are being put into cages and abused just to learn the ways of a stunt. Animals should have a chance to freedom.Why should they be kept away from their habitats, lives and families. Why do people hunt down animals just to put them into their entertainment?

Even during shows, bullhooks can be found hidden beneath jewels and cloth. They disguise these weapons so that they may use them during shows, but hide them, so the public won't have a clue. Trainers use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric prods, bullhooks and much more. Did you know that some animals have ropes tied around their necks, so if they disobey their trainers, they will be choked. Trainers also burn bears paws and break their noses forcing the bears to stand on their hind legs. Trainers also beat up monkeys and chimpanzees while they scream.

As a result of not having a lot of money, circus operations will frequently not give their animals enough water, food, clean their cages properly or give them medical care when needed. Animals die just because of this.

According to the Animal Welfare Act, 96 percent of a circus animal’s life is spent in chains or cages. 66 per cent of tigers and lions were starved to death. Between 1994 - 2005, 31 elephants died premature deaths. 33 per cent of wildcats such as tigers and lions did not have access to the outside world and did not have a natural habitat. All wild animals are very frightened of seeing cages because they are use to natural habitat. Animals spend about 11 months travelling, during travelling, animals are caged and chained for long distances and hours through extreme temperatures.

This is the life behind the magic. Believe it or not,but animal cruelty doesn’t just happen in circuses. If you love animals, you should take a visit to the zoo, where they are taken care of and have a proper habitat.You could also visit circuses without animal acts like Cirque Du Soleil. If everyone stopped abusing animals then life would be much easier. So stop!!

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