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Are Circuses Bad?

February 9th, 2006 Visited 3480 times, 1 so far today

PETA continues to go out of their way to equate animals with humans.

An animal-rights activist painted her nude body to look like a tiger as a part of a protest Tuesday against the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jabeen Akhtar also placed herself in a cage in downtown Charlotte, N.C., bearing banners that proclaimed, “Wild Animals Don’t Belong Behind Bars.”The protest was a production of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which alleges trainers use metal bullhooks, whips, muzzles, and electric prods in order to get wild animals to perform stressful and often painful acts.

“This cruelty, these beatings are what the circus is desperate to hide from the public,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “These animals are not volunteers. They have been deprived of their precious freedom and beaten for a lifetime of cheap tricks.”

Now, I’m all for treating animals humanely, but we must remember that God made animals separate from humans in that we have a soul. There are people dying in foreign contries and babies that are being murdered every day from abortions, and these things are so much bigger than what kinds of instruments are being used to control animals or to train them for amusement. Let’s get our priorities straight, and maybe show as much passion for lost souls and dying people as this woman shows to save some animal who, if she met it in the wild, would consider her a tasty snack.

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  • Shelli says on: February 9, 2006 at 11:15 am

     

    I can imagine that this protestor would be the first in line to fight for abortion rights. That’s what’s so screwy about how we think as a society now. Pets are being treated as if they are more important than people. You get more jail time brutalizing an animal than a human, it’s just not right.

  • jez says on: February 16, 2006 at 7:20 am

     

    Circuses have been cruel to animals, though i think it’s improved. I once saw an ex-performing bear whose life-style, devoid of the stimulation it needs, had driven it insane. It rocked back and forwards all the time, and it was very sad.

    Yeah there are worse problems. But these animals are exploited purely for entertainment. The lack of necessity is part of what makes it deplorable. This is a problem which would not be painful to put right.

  • Diane says on: August 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

     

    If I believed in god, then i would think he was a cruel sociopath, any god that allows millions of people to die each day of starvation that is a cruel god. Any god that says humans have souls and animals dont, should maybe look around at what those so called humans are doing with their so called souls. I dont see animals beating humans, i dont see animals starving humans, i dont see animals using humans for their own entertainment! I do however, see humans who supposedly have souls doing that very thing and yes I do believe in abortion…there are way way to many “humans on this earth as it is” eating up all the resources, abusing and polluting this world…I dont see elephants or any other animal owning a fridge or a huge gas guzzling car but I do see plenty of humans!!!

    • MInTheGap says on: August 17, 2011 at 11:47 am

       

      I’m not sure that you’ve ever watched a cat toy with a mouse before eating it, insects that have inhabited a host until they over run and kill it, animals that eat other animals.
      I’m not sure what it means to “believe in abortion.” Obviously abortion exists and doesn’t need you to believe or not believe in it.
      I’m not sure that you know how many people are on this Earth, or how much natural resources there are on it.
      Obviously animals don’t own cars or refrigerators, but I often wonder how much money that could be spent on feeding people or the homeless is spent on feeding animals. Hmm…

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