By spotlighting captive breeding programs in North America for animals to be used for entertainment, these circuses do nothing to raise awareness of the wild elephant's largest threat today-human encroachment into elephant territory and loss of habitat.
There was a time when a circus may have represented the only exposure a child had to a wild animal.
A captive life in the circus for elephants consists of shackles measuring as little as five feet in length.
In the wild these elephants would have a natural territory covering up to 2,300 square miles.
Due to the cruel treatments, it has been proved that circus animals are dying at a higher rate than they are breeding.
Circuses teach children that it’s acceptable to abuse and mistreat animals for amusement Another animal cruelty is with dogs, people seem to think that fighting is a dog’s nature. Dogs also suffer from feelings such as loneliness when left chained. Kittens and puppies are used as bait to teach dogs to kill. Fighting dogs usually live on chains their whole lives.Life under the big top is not the "wholesome, fun-loving, educational experience" the circus industry would like you to think it is.For the animals, life is a monotonous and brutal routine of boredom, stress and pain.Circuses have known to keep a large amount of soil ready, to hide the wounds and the blood on the elephants.Some elephants have also suffered from lameness, arthritis and food abscesses.Introduction: As humanity has grown, there has been an increase in authority and rules and regulations of everyday life. Animal cruelty simply means cruel unjustified treatment of animals and sometimes pets to unnecessary harm and pain. It is not ethical, moral, or legal but we humans do it..One of the places we see the most animal cruelty is in the circuses.Some of the trainers and circus staff would argue that they provide suitable care and support to their animals but some inspections contradict that fact.This essay will show evidence on why there needs to be better laws and management on how circuses treat animals.Training exotic animals is obviously hard because the animals should not be learning these tricks and should be out in their natural habitat.Since training these animals is hard and dangerous, some trainers have resulted to fear and violence to assert their dominance, harsh penalties to the animals for not completing tricks (e.g. There have been some cases of elephants falling on top of people and the person getting crushed such an occurrence happened on December 27, 2007 when an elephant was being unloaded of a truck and fell on a staff member crushing him to death.