I am posting a link to an article about this because it is an issue I feel very strongly about. Wild animals belong in the wild not in circuses or zoos. This is a view now held by many countries around the world who have banned the use of animals in circuses, countries such as Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Israel, Bosnia, Croatia and many many others. Just recently India, Italy and Ireland announced they would be banning wild animals in circuses.
Surely there can be no place in civilised society for the cruelty inflicted on circus animals who are confined in tiny cages and subjected to barbaric training methods to force them to perform unnatural acts for our “entertainment”. There are already many towns and villages around France who no longer welcome circuses with wild animals and I hope this will one day be followed by a complete ban throughout France.