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    Annotations Birkett, Dea. "Cruel? No, Elephants Love the Circus—And I Should Know, Says Dea Birkett, I Used to Ride Them in the Big Top." Animal Rights. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press, 2015. Current Controversies. Rpt. from "Cruel? No, Elephants Love The Circus—And I Should Know, Says Dea Birkett, I Used to Ride Them in the Big Top." Daily Mail 25 Feb. 2009. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 1 Apr. 2016. 2. Dear Birkett is a former circus performer, who joined the circus in her earlies 30s. She talks about her experience with Julia, the elephant she performed with, and objects how the…

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    Art Museum Research Paper

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    The State Art Museum of Florida, known as The Ringling , was once owned by one of the wealthiest men of the Roaring twenties, John Ringling. This museum is located in Sarasota, Florida and houses some of the most prominent works of art representing the culture and time of Europe back then and still continues to grow to this day. It opened it doors to the public in 1931, which was two years after the death of John’s wife Mable, hoping it would “promote education and art appreciation, especially…

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    and then others use these places for education reasons, to observe these exotic animals behavior or how they do certain actions since zoos are a more reachable source where you can view with your own eyes and opinions than taking someone’s word on these animals on T.V. or paying tons of money just to get their research, although zoos may be a good source to observe the conditions of these animals, these animals as well act much different due to being held in captivity, which Captive Animals…

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    The Giver Persuasive Essay

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    In the book, The Giver by Lois Lowry, elephants are considered imaginary creatures. The main character’s younger sister has a toy elephant that she finds hard to believe was once modeled after a living animal. Since they live in a Dystopian future, they do not live with any animals. Most of the residents have never even seen a live animal. The fantasy idea of elephants going extinct is closer than you might think. This Dystopian future is a perfect example of why elephants need to be protected.…

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    Wild Animals In Captivity

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    animal rights and welfare; however, many forget that traveling circuses are just as much at fault. Coming into one’s hometown once or twice a year, the traditional circus puts on a ‘spectacular show’ using wild animals as part of the main attractions. In essence, they serve as the living props for the actors and actresses that run the show. Among these animals, the most iconic of them all, are the Asian and African elephants. Generations of Americans have come to know…

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    Circus Animal Rights

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    is an English discipline, and the second horse is used in circus scenarios. These horses have many similarities and differences comparing their animal rights and five freedoms. First comparing the animal rights of these two horses. First, the horse on the left is used in dressage competitions, which a competition to show off the movement of a horse. This English discipline does not ask for the horses to jump over obstacles, or any other extraneous tasks. The horse on the left is more of a…

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    Ban The Bullhook Analysis

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    Ban the Bullhook, written by Huffington Post is an article spreading awareness on an important protection measure for elephants. Recently the California Senate has had a tremendous amount of feedback regarding this issue that pertains to elephants currently being held in captive. The bullhook is used frequently to inflict pain on elephants in attempts to control them using nothing but fear. The bullhook, also referred to as the “guide” that looks like a long thin pole with a point out of the…

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    in the wild. Also, physically animal’s needs are not being met in unnatural manmade environments in zoos. Most animals that are in captivity at zoos show signs that they are distressed. What most animals do to show signs is pacing back and forth. Experts tell that the behavior is caused from being held in captivity. A positive way to change these problem is to make these manmade habitats exactly how they will be in the wild. Another solution to this problem can be letting all animals in their…

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    Wildlife in Captivity Throughout the years, we have been made to believe that wildlife in entertainment is fascinating. However, what we do not know, is the way these animals are being treated behind closed doors. Since 1959, SeaWorld has made it seem, as if it is an incredible place for their marine animals. Though, what SeaWorld does not advertise, is how these animals have been captured by SeaWorld’s own poachers. Now SeaWorld is not the only entertainment park that exploits their wild…

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    Have you ever felt so intrigued by the way animals preform in the circus? Did you wonder how they learned to do those amazing tricks? For someone who loves animals as much as I do, it is very displeasing to learn that animals are not doing this for their own enjoyment, but instead being forced to do so for our own enjoyment. First, I will be speaking on the wrong doings of the circuses, in which they use many animals in a very cruel way to make money for themselves. The circus has been the…

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