Animals In The Circus Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… “Circuses that exploit animals make lofty claims about their "educational" value and their contributions to "conservation." But the real message that these circuses send to children is that it's acceptable to abuse animals for amusement and profit” (Animals in the Circus, Par.3). This is where PETA steps in to educate the public and key decision- makers [legislation] what really is happening behind the scenes to these animals. There have been several investigators that went undercover and filmed the horrific conditions that these animals actually live in while they’re in the circus. “Because circuses are constantly traveling from city to city, animals’ access to basic necessities such as food, water, and veterinary care is often inadequate” (Circuses: Three Rings of Abuse. Par, 1). Also since the traveling necessities are poor, many deaths are a result of extreme weather conditions. PETA explains that the animals are often not allowed out of their cages unless it’s performing time. “The Suarez Brothers Circus, kept polar bears in hot, humid Puerto Rico [weather] in 8-foot-by-7-foot cages without air-conditioning or a regular chance to swim before U.S. officials finally ordered that the bears be confiscated and sent to a more …show more content…
The animals raised in confinement create an ideal setting for bacteria and disease to spread rapidly. Lin Doris explains in her online article Arguments For and against “humane meat” that “In a factory farm, animals are treated as commodities. Breeding sows are confined in gestation stalls, pigs have their tails cut off without anesthesia, calves spend their entire lives tethered by their necks in veal crates, and egg-laying hens are debeaked and kept in cages too small to spread their wings in”(Par.1). PETA began to campaign against fast food companies in 1997, a result from the “UK Mclibel trial” which proved the McDonalds Corporation was indeed cruel to animals. McDonalds has been asked to increase the living space, required better transport and slaughter standards, stop supporting farms that keeps pigs in an inhuman fashion, and lastly to offer a veggie burger on the menu. When McDonalds didn’t comply PETA took action. “PETA took the campaign into the public arena, aiming to shame McDonald's into action. PETA staged noisy demonstrations in front of McDonald's outlets, named the fast food giant's clown icon, Ronald, “America's number one serial killer” and used graphic images, such as a cow's head dripping blood pictured with McDonald's, people heard suggestive selling technique of “would you

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