Tweaked: Join the conversation re: wild animals in circuses on Facebook

editor’s note – Revised post! OUR Facebook page is still being finessed! This is another CIRCUS Facebook page and that is OK. Visit it and learn how to make a difference in the lives of exotic animals in cirucses.

By Rosalie Tirella

If you look to the right of this post, you’ll see this photo of an elephant tethered to the ground. Click on the link below the photo and you’ll see a circus Facebook page. Read the stories! Learn more about the wild animals forced to “perform” in circuses. Discuss! THINK!!!

I was just talking with a young woman about the issue. She said she and a friend went to the Spencer Fair this past month. She said she and her friend saw goats, other farm animals and exhibits, but when they got to the elephants and other wild animlas also “exhibited,” THEY TURNED AROUND AND WALKED AWAY.  They got upset! The sight was so “sad,” this young woman reported. She said you could tell the elephants looked “uncomfortable” being there – an unnatural situation for wild animals. The goats were ok – the elephants pained …

Please work to have the City of Worcester pass an ordiance that would not allow circuses and travelling carnivals to EXHIBIT WILD ANIMALS, such as lions, tigers, chimps, elephants, bears … . We are not anti-Cirque de Soleil or the Big Apple Circus or any carnival that boasts clowns, acrobats, dancers, rides and games, etc. BUT WILD ANIMALS  – dangerous if ever “on the loose” – should not be forced to do things and live lives that are totally unnatural for them. IT’S JUST PLAIN WRONG.


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