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Re: “PETA To Protest Circus

It sometimes takes strong measures to spike the curiousity of the public.... to achieve any results at all. While I don't agree with all of PeTA's activity during a demonstration, I do agree that the message must be strong to impact the public. That message is: elephants suffer in captivity.... and they suffer the most in circuses. I always attend a demo hoping that I'm planting a seed of doubt in those that care to look. And, I hope to motivate adults to seek more information and share this with their children. The circus can't open its doors to allow a behind-the-scenes look at animal care practices and treatments for that would show us how abusive and cruel they really are. Education about the circus' animal care practices and treatments is the key to decreasing animal abuse and cruelty in the circus. Hopefully, the message will produce the desired results: no animals in circuses. So.... PeTA - give hell!

Posted by DJ on 03/03/2007 at 7:52 AM

Re: “PETA To Protest Circus

Personally, I prefer In Defense of Animals' (idausa.org) circus protest material. But PeTA will do too ..... give 'em hell, PeTA. Circuses need to know that the general public has not been educated to the 'behind-the-scenes' animal care practices. Tim Frisco is just not the compassionate elephant trainer that he'd like everyone to believe. If circuses train animals as they say, with the reward system, why don't they show the training sessions to the public? The sessions could be screened by those interested from a distance and they could see for themselves that the animals all respond eagerly to the tender touches and REWARDS the trainers give them. End of controversy... right? What about the fact that elephants must perform unnatural 'tricks' or behaviors, like standing on their back legs? I have NEVER witnessed any elephant standing on their back legs in the wild ... or for that matter, NEVER on their head either. Just how do the trainers accomplish this with the BIGGEST of ALL land mammals? I'd like to see it, wouldn't you? There's so much more to the 'behind-the-scenes' activity that, if the public found out, the circus would not be allowed to have animals. Remember that what has been accepted as custom or tradition has been changed. Many advances have been made for humans by changing outdated customs and/or traditions. Changes come because of controversy. It's time to change the custom of animals in circuses. Let the animals live the life they were meant to live ... in appropriate habitat doing what they choose to do. Circuses rob animals of all that is natural... all that nature intended. Ban circuses with animals! Give 'em hell, PeTA. Midwest USA -- DJ --

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