performing animals

performing animals

animals trained to perform unusual acts as an entertainment for humans. The practice could be subject to cruel procedures and the animals could be brutalized to perform painful movements. Of some importance is the imposition by humans of training in tricks that are demeaning to the animals and hold them up to ridicule.
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A legality has been found, the 1925 Performing Animals Act, meaning the sheep must be licensed to run.
But rural affairs secretary Lesley Griffiths said there was a need to update the Performing Animals Act, which dates back to 1925.
The court in its 2014 judgement had said that bulls could not be used as performing animals, either for Jallikattu events or bullock-cart races in the states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country, and had banned their use across the country.
President Jacob Zuma has referred the Performing Animals Protection Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration.
The committee has said that there should be licensed suppliers of performing animals who are trained to handle them as per law.
Past award recipients include Carole Noon of Save the Chimps, Florida (2009), Jill Robinson of Animals Asia, Vietnam and China (2010), Stany Nyandwi of Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Uganda (2011), The Donkey Sanctuary, United Kingdom (2012), Pat Derby of Performing Animals Welfare Society, California (2013), Jorg Huckabee Mayfield of White Bird Appaloosa Rescue, Virginia (2014).
While busy mutilating themselves on Saturday, the 269life brigade also protested outside Birmingham's Sea Life Centre over the use of performing animals.
This group has found a home in a traveling circus, performing in front of audiences who simply think they are watching a regular circus with lions, tigers, and monkeys, clueless to the fact that these performing animals are people.
Thomas Chipperfield, who is behind the show, An Evening with Lions and Tigers, featuring performing animals, denied his animals suffer in captivity and stressed that "all the relevant animal welfare licences are in place and the animals are checked by vets".
They could be right but at this stage, let's just cut out the middle men and make it all performing animals instead of the usual dross involving small children who are led to the finals only to have their dreams crushed in just one woof.
We only have performing animals, we do not buy animals to put in a cage as a live exhibit.
ere may still be clowns and acrobats, but there are no performing animals - and they are staged in theatres.

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