Research project Animal Cruely

By: Brianah Cantrell

Is using animals for entertainment considered animal cruelty?

Animals need to live where there born. Keeping animals captive to preform is very wrong , animals cant repopulate when they are separated in cages, and they are abused if they do not preform "good".

Background Information

Think about animals in a circus, you see animals doing cool tricks and making people smile. Everything seems so amazing, but how do you think the animals learned how to do those tricks? circus performers live in very harsh conditions, the methods most circus use are, staving the animal till its done the trick, or hitting the animal till the trick is right. the circus travels everywhere so most of the animals live is in a train cart or in a barn. Also Sea world, there main attraction is Shamu, hes a killer whale, he has been living in one gaint tank his whole adult life. Killer whales are an endangered species, keeping them captive does not help whales reproduce more whales.

Edward had researched that, "Virtually 96 percent of their lives are spent in chains or cages. 11 months a year they travel over long distances in box cars with no climate control; sleeping, eating, and defecating in the same cage. When allowed out, these animals are trained using extreme "discipline" such as whipping, hitting, poking, and shocking with electrical prods."

The only reason these animals are suffering are because they are unique and beautiful,they have to go through all this madness because someone will pay to watch them dance rather then in there natural habitat.

Edward also concluded "Circus animals are confined virtually all of their lives in barren conditions, while forced to suffer extreme physical and psychological deprivation"

the circus can be a very dangerous place for wild life animals, always on the road makes them sick and forced to preform in small hot tents for others pleasure I believe is counted as torture.

Victory described "There is a sea change going on in our culture about animals and we are coming to recognize the profound depth of animal emotion and thinking and suffering,"

These animals are suffering sitting doing nothing but entertaining to be fed.

Peta said, "Animals aren’t actors, spectacles to imprison and gawk at, or circus clowns. Yet thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment"

These animals are preforming out of fear, i think that animals preforming for entertainment is very cruel to the animals. they are only preforming to be fed or to not be physically punished.

"It is not in an orca's nature to threaten humans. There are few documented cases of wild orcas attacking people, and no fatalities.'' Victoria explained

I know that Orcas do not deserve what is happening to them all around the world,they are being captured and all there doing is defending them selves. There has never even been a killer whale fatality to humans.
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This tiger spends about 2/3's of his life in this cage and in train carts

Counter argument

Animals may seem mutual about being in the circus, most people would like to believe the animals are having fun because the people are enjoying watching them preform. Scientists have proven that animals physical and mental health is damaged, even there personality has changed. Kate Good explained ,"adhere to the highest possible welfare standards; the lengthy track-record of animal welfare act violations kept by the USDA would tell another story. The fact remains, if a wild animal appears works in the circus, it is living a life utterly opposite to the one nature intended. Elephants are meant to roam the plains of Africa and Asia, not do handstands." Animals get many disease and are not treated ever, there trainers say they care,but when there animal passes away there biggest issue is who will be the replacement.