Saturday, July 18, 2009

Kates Playground Shower 2009

yes, but PET FREE!

When thinking of the word circus come to mind images of children, and not so young, infatuated with the various acts performed by animals. A magical evening with clowns, acrobatics and juggling. With the latter should stay, with the show performed by all those artists who are engaged in a spectacle of countless years of tradition like the circus. Not ridicule, abuse and humiliation to which animals are subjected to, not by choice but imposed, are forced to make an endless list of activities not common in their habitat natural. These images, which held through the eyes of a child eminently public, you distort the educational process for a subsequent respect for animals.

animals in circuses

Among the circus animals are common the presence of lions, tigers, panthers, pumas, bears, wolves, African and Asian elephants, rhinos, hippos, zebras, chimpanzees, lions, penguins , parrots, crocodiles, pythons, horses, mules, ostriches, camels, lamas, goats, dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits and pigeons, among others. In the end all a colorful zoo. Spain has been able to confirm the presence of some circus more than 10 elephants, huge zoo which also can be exploited in hours outside of functions. Most of these animals are captured from their natural habitat, the zoo sold to circus, circus, zoo or circus to circus. This if by reason of bankruptcy or other financial difficulties are not stranded and have to be the municipalities and sensitive people who have to take care of their livelihood, too common situations. They are trained, tamed or trained to act in public, "it is regrettable that ten animals captured from the wild, only half of one will live to their final destination."

transport animals forced to work in circuses, as nomadism is one of the situations that characterized the most affected. Constantly displaced from one side to another, from one country to another, with the sudden changes in temperature and climate are, in many cases, harmful to your health, then they are deprived of shelter needs for sun, rain, cold or heat. The most widely used means of transport to move all the "animal" who own the circus are the trucks cage. Close wagons that are no more than simple iron cage or a few square meters or insufficient unable to take a minimum of comfort where, for example, big cats should pass, condemned, to the rest of his days. The worst thing happens during the offseason, that is, when not traveling circuses. But they assumed a greater stress being for hours, days, weeks or even months without power chained or caged barely moving. It is true that then the animals are relieved to not have to train or run useless and dangerous circus acts to the public as the well-known jump through a burning ring of tigers and lions. It is known that animals are afraid of fire, but just that part of the show, the "even harder." You can, however, being that this time of rest Circus to be as painful for animals as it is when they learn new numbers or exercises. Prisoners in facilities leave much to be desired where the lack of hygiene is very noticeable and deprived of food and water if the behavior is not "appropriate" as appropriate as determined by trainers, coaches, or those charged with them. It is common symptoms of stress, boredom and frustration, caused by the countless hours of isolation and loneliness in deplorable facilities. So there have been cases of self-mutilation of fingers in monkeys, constant head shots, or rolling from side to side as do the elephants (stereotyped movements).

Training "The training is a physiological and psychological aggression of the animal, where barbaric techniques are used. The animal is forced, by necessity, to adopt abnormal behavior and artificial." The workouts are more violent, more hazardous than the animals. The various and constant testing destroy the animals are scared and they panic, "the training is to break the animal and turning it into a ludicrous puppet, which submits it to the whim of man." Its purpose is to achieve absolute mastery of the animal. The trainers are rarely qualified, have little patience and lack behavioral knowledge of animals in their care. When a cry or a gesture is not enough, they used iron rods, whips and spikes as long as manage and animals obey. When the trainer, or coach, do not get the desired results, ie, the absolute obedience of the animal, then deprived of food. In this way the animal is to associate the food with the response that has to give. Thus, if no show, because no food. This strategy is also used by trainers during the show: the animals are given food at the end of each year and before the public to interpret it, or think, that's how the animal has been trained. The reality, in most cases turns out to be quite the opposite, "the mere sight of a whip reminds the animal beatings on the back, head and legs during training. This provides constant fear, apprehension and obedience. For that an animal lifts his paws, the trainer puts an electrified base, and each time he gives the order, sends an electric shock. After the first attempts, the animal to associate pain with certain words or gestures have the same reaction lift the legs but not electric shock. " Consequences

exploitation have been cases of accidents resulting in circuses abuse and poor living conditions of animals. Stressed by the type of life they lead, totally alien to its natural habitat, sometimes they lose control in the presence of the public, the volume of music during the proceedings, the flash bulbs and imprisonment. They are often diagnosed gastric ulcers caused by these abnormal situations to their biology. The lack of hygiene caused by the accumulation of fecal waste and urine that remain for long in their cages increases the number of parasites and bacteria that live in the various facilities circus. Thus the wounds of these animals are very difficult to disinfect and heal. It is known that those involved in the nomadic world of the circus, have, in general, little or limited economic resources. It is common for healthy eating and balanced animal well-being both physically and psychologically leave much to be desired. The same applies with necessary veterinary care for their injuries, exacerbated by the blows that have caused by their caregivers, coaches or trainers. Conclusion

It is essential awareness and knowledge of what happens and what the presence of animals in circuses by the general public and especially to those parents who, unconsciously, take their children to spend a happy time in a tradition that has to be par excellence. But, we repeat once again ... No pets!. They have not chosen to be put to work in the entertainment world. At an early age are separated from their family and in the wild to introduce them to a world totally alien to what nature offered. Circuses, who deserve the utmost respect for their migration, age and tradition, must evolve (like zoos) in this changing world to a new way, without removing the illusion of smaller, offer an image-centered skills, art and the spectacular, avoiding, and finally, the presence any kind of animal.


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