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STUDENTS AGAINST ANIMAL SUFFERING - University of California, San Diego
ANIMALS in ENTERTAINMENT
A LIFETIME OF SLAVERY
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Circuses, zoos, marine parks, and other types of entertainment that involve animals might look exciting, but they're no fur for the animals. Behind the glitter and glitz lies a world of cruelty and suffering which causes both mental and physical pain.

CIRCUSES
Circuses are some of the cruelest shows on Earth.  Some travel 48 weeks a year, covering thousands of miles in extreme weather conditions. Elephants are chained, tigers are kept in cages with barely enough space to turn around, and here they are forced to eat, sleep, and defecate. In their acts, tigers are forced through flaming hoops and bears ride bicycles, but these are very unnatural acts, and a great deal of force must be used get them to perform these stunts. Whips, muzzles, tight collars, electric prods, and other devices are used to force them into submission, and hooks are embedded into their sensitive skin, around the feet, behind the ears, under the chin, inside the mouth, and on the face. Animals react with behavior indicating deep psychological distress, including swaying, pacing, and head bobbing.

Not only are circuses a danger to the animals, but they are a danger to the public as well. Since 1985, 150 people have been killed by elephants that broke loose. Just as diseases such as AIDS, SARS, and monkeypox were spread by human contact with animals, circus elephants have been found with a human strain of tuberculosis. Circuses have been banned in 20 locations in the U.S., as well as in India, Ireland, Israel, Finland, Costa Rica, Singapore, Sweden, and many locations in Canada. Please don't visit circuses that contain animals, and instead attend circuses that contain only willing participants!

MARINE PARKS
Sea World may look like fun, but Shamu and all the other animals are suffering so that shows can be put on...

ZOOS

RODEOS

BULLFIGHTS

COCKFIGHTS

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Circuses: link on left of page
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Last Chance for Animals: Marine Parks
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Only support animal free forms of entertainment.

"If a groups of beings from another planet were to land on Earth - beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals - would you concede them the rights over you that you assume over other animals?" - George Bernard Shaw