How would you feel being taken away from your home being trapped in a cage? Being forced to perform in front of thousands of people even if you don’t want too. I know that I definitely wouldn’t. I strongly believe that animals should have the right to stay in their natural habitat instead of staying in a circus being abused and feeling useless.
Do you think its fair being trapped in a cage your whole life? Well behind the scenes of Magical Circuses the animals are not living a healthy life. They have been taken away from their home being forced to do humiliating tricks in front of thousands of people. Instead of living in a luxury jungle full of trees and leafs they are trapped in cages only eating small portions of food and living in tight spaces. When the animals are not performing or training they are chained up or in small cages with barely enough space to take a step in any direction. The only time they get to move around is when they are training and performing. After the performance is done it is back in the cages and time to start the cycle all over again.
How would you feel if you were being abused every day? In the circus animals are being abused by their trainers with whips, tight collars, muzzle electric pod and bullhooks. Making mistakes is ok but circus trainers don’t think so. Elephants are frequently beaten with Bullhooks, Bullhooks are batons with a sharp metal hook on the end sometimes they are beaten with them until they bleed so that they can do dangerous and uncomfortable tricks such as standing on there heads on a pedestal. They travel in carriages for up to weeks for the humans to get to where they want to go.
Humans do not stand on their heads jump through hoops or balance on things so why should animals do it! They do it because they don’t know what is to come if they don't do what they are made too. They are being physically attacked and feeling put down as if they are doing wrong. Elephants stand on their feet for a long period of time and start to get Arthritis. By them becoming injured and sore makes them have to work harder as they will get punished. The animals also start to get obese. In the wild elephants walk about 30 miles everyday but in the circus they can be chained up for 23 hours at the most leaving them with no exercise that can make them start to get obese. The elephant’s health with obesity is the very similar to a human being obese.
Now do you see?Animals are being treated in a way they don’t deserve. They are getting physically abused by their trainers, been taking away from their homes and feeling useless as if they are the ones doing something wrong.