While China recently placed a ban on some animal performances at zoos and circuses (READ MORE HERE) they have a long way to go to ending animal abuse.
This is a video worth passing along to those who might be wondering why circuses with animals should be banned.
'The Performance' was produced by Environment Films Ltd (www.environmentfilms.org) for the Animals Asia Foundation (www.animalsasia.org) to draw further attention to the plight of thousands of animals being used in circuses throughout Asia. The film is narrated by Terry Waite CBE and its music is by Moby.
I find some of the responses by viewers of this video to show a disturbing lack of ... deep thinking, to say the least.
NOTE: Wherever you read the word BLEEP it's used in place of the "F" word.
HERE ARE PEOPLE'S REPLIES TO THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE:
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"Ask not what an animal can do for you; ask what you can do for an animal." Jasper
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men." ~Alice Walker
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."
"I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on (the movie) Babe that by the
end of the film I
was a vegetarian."
~ James Cromwell