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Post time 2017-9-6 14:55:30 |Display all floors
The Guangzhou Zoo has decided to put an end to a popular circus performance which it has been running for the last 24 years. Zoo officials said they now consider the show may contrary to animal rights protection. Started in 1993, the circus had been one of the major draws for the Guangzhou Zoo. Circus shows have been opposed by animal rights advocates as they can involve animal abuse.  What do you think?
I don't think it is necessary to ban circuses just because there are some out there that do acturally abuse and treat animals poorly. As long as they take proper care of their animals the circuses should not be kept out of service. This would require the animal rights activists to keep an eye on living conditions for the animals. People enjoy the entertainment as well.

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This post was edited by Jaaja at 2017-9-6 19:18

It is not only about giving animals decent living conditions during their active career, but the ways in which they are trained to perform their tricks. Much of that includes physical torture. Even circuses that are good on the outside, will purchase animals which are trained in such ways, and that makes those good circuses bad as well.

People used to enjoy seeing bearded ladies, pygmies, and maybe even small Chinese caged as well, but civilization has for most part developed past that. Despite the fact that probably many of them had a better life in circus than they would have had outside.

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Post time 2017-9-6 20:48:26 |Display all floors
Locking these animals at a zoo is actually sort of abuse ..

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YES THEY SHOULD

Especially in CHINA

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Post time 2017-9-7 23:08:35 |Display all floors
No need. You can see the freak shows in any town, USA.

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All circuses should be banned. Those ones with the French-Canadian weirdos may not abuse anaimls but they are very stupid. Who the $%$% is paying to watch those weird French-Canadians anyway? What is wrong with them? And zoos should be banned too. If it was up to me I would out all animals in a reserve and I wouldn't even let National Geographic go in there to bother them.

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