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Why is it so wrong to use animals in a circus?
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What happens to animals in circuses?
Happily Ever After
Thankfully some animals enslaved in circuses are rescued and given the opportunity to live out their lives in a safe haven dedicated to their well-being.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee provides home, herd, rest, refuge and individualized care for life for elephants retired from performance and exhibition.
To learn more about the elephants rescued check out their website:
What you can do
Animals Australia have listed the top five things you can do to help end animals being used for entertainment in circuses:
- Take the pledge not to support exotic animal circuses. Show your support for animal-free circuses instead!
- Please tell your family and friends about the cruelty behind the big top, and explain to your children why you won't take them to a circus with exotic animals.
- Write to your council, state and federal government to demand a ban on exotic animals in circuses.
- If you want to have your voice heard when an animal circus is coming to your town, you can consider writing a letter to the editor of your local paper, and speaking on talk-back radio about the cruelty involved in animal circuses and why they should be banned.
- Our animal circuses flier is a helpful tool to raise awareness. Accompanying this flier are more ideas on how to take action when an animal circus is in town.
There is hope that one day soon animal circuses will be a cruel thing of the past, and you are playing a part in helping this happen.
Thank you for not supporting circuses that use animals.