14 Circus Animal Cruelty Facts: MAKE THE CONNECTION



Sources:  DoSomething.org, Filson Historical society, ARFF, In Defense of Animals, PeTA, Squiddo.com, RinglingBeatsAnimals.com

– The use of animals in entertainment has already been restricted or banned in cities across the U.S. and in countries worldwide. For instance, Bolivia, Greece, Israel, Peru, and Sweden have banned the use of all animals in circuses, and Britain has prohibited the use of wild animals in traveling circuses…BECAUSE IT’S SLAVERY!

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– Standard circus industry training tools used on animals include bullhooks, whips, clubs, and electric prods.

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-Physical punishment has always been the standard training method to make circus animals perform.

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–  Every major circus that uses animals has been cited for violating the minimal standards of care set forth in the United States Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

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-Many animal circuses like Ringling Brothersand  Cole Brothers have been repeatedly charged by the USDA and ASPCA.


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