Please forward mail to all contacts. Animals do not belong in cages & forced to perform degrading & disabling acts for human entertainment…PLEASE
At its November 5 meeting, the Sault Ste. Marie City Council in Ontario will debate whether exotic- and wild-animal acts should be banned in the city. Councillor Terry Sheehan plans to describe how circuses and other traveling shows abuse exotic animals in order to force them to perform. He will also explain that allowing the public to have such close contact with large, dangerous animals puts people at risk. Exotic and wild animals who are forced to perform in traveling acts are denied everything that is natural and important to them. Their lives consist of being confined to boxcars, trailers, or trucks for days at a time, often without adequate food, water, or veterinary care. Tigers and lions are shoved into cages that are barely large enough for them to turn around in, and elephants are kept in chains for up to 100 hours at a time.
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