Animals no longer forced to join the circus in China
China recently took a giant step in showing that their circus may just be “the greatest show on Earth”. China has banned the use of animals in circuses. They’ve also implemented new regulations to prevent animal cruelty in zoos. The Telegraph reports that:
The ban will also force zoos to stop selling animal parts in their shops and zoo restaurants will have to stop serving dishes made out of rare animals, another widespread practice.
Similarly, zoos will no longer be able to pull the teeth of baby tigers so that tourists can hold them and will have to stop attractions where live chickens, goats, cows and even horses are sold to visitors who can then watch them be torn apart by big cats.
It’s shocking that these things were allowed to happen and so often, but I’m thrilled that they’ve finally put an end to it. Unfortunately, there’s still a long way to go. Animals shouldn’t be in any circus. They should be free and in the wild, not in captivity forced to do unnatural “tricks”.
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