Circus animals typically treated with cruelty

Animals used in circuses spend their lives in cages and chains. They endure endless hours in cramped, poorly ventilated and filthy transport trucks.

It is standard practice to use sharp bull hooks and electric prods to hit, beat, shock, chain and whip animals to force them to perform confusing, unnatural and ridiculous tricks.

Living in such abusive and unnatural conditions causes many animals to go out of their minds.

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Kathy Juracka