Digriz Digriz
Digriz Digriz campaign leader

Because animals are endowed with emotions, they feel fear and pain. They weave strong social bonds and how we just want to live free.

Therefore, we strongly oppose the exploitation and suffering of animals for our "entertainment."

And I ask you to put into practice the ban on circuses with animals in our communes.

During the off-season, the animals stay in transport boxes, stables or even in trucks or trailers. Few circuses have the means or will to invest in adapted shelters that will serve only a few months per year.

This confinement has devastating physical and psychological consequences. An American study reveals that captive elephants spend about a quarter of their day shaking their heads or swaying compulsively as bears roam the cages back and forth.

Animals used by circuses are constantly transported from one representation to another in an environment where their most basic needs can not be met. More than 90 percent of the time, they are trapped in cattle wagons, or temporary enclosures, and can be beaten and punished as part of inhuman training methods. This is not entertainment.

Animals in circuses are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. Their mental balance is broken and they are isolated, chained, alone, degraded and idle. Behaviors such as rhythm, sharp bars, circling and self-mutilation are common in demonstration animals. It is now recognized that this neurotic behavior is caused by captivity and an artificial lifestyle.

All animals kept in circuses have specific needs. Some, like lions, need a warm climate; others, like bears, have a cooler climate. Everyone needs space, activities, social connections, water and food in sufficient quantity. In circuses, they have none of that. They are locked in transport cages or narrow pens from which they just go out to make their number.

Because animals do not ride their bikes naturally, they do not stand on their heads, do not sway in balloons or jump through hoops, coaches use whips, tight collars, muzzles, electric rods, sticks and other tools painful to force them to perform their show. Physical punishment has been the standard training method for animals in circuses.

Captive animals are known as "crack" under pressure. There were dozens of documented human deaths and injuries attributable to animals kept in circuses or other captive environments.

In their places, we prefer not to prefer to live FREE with the risks that this entails, but to enjoy our freedom, surrounded by ours or else live a life of solitude in a cage, traveling miles and miles in trucks, to perform tricks. for the good will of the coaches, be subject to their wishes and do tricks against nature, such as sitting on their buttocks for an elephant that can cause serious internal injuries.

Is it not better to encourage species conservation programs in the countries of origin of these animals and to show very beautiful reports for children and adults who wish to discover these animals in their natural environment?

Far from being just a social debate, the presence of animals in circuses also makes cities responsible for their obligation to enforce current legislation.

In addition, we would like to remind you that scientific studies agree that arrest in circuses is contrary to the physiological needs of wildlife.


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