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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While busy mutilating themselves on Saturday, the 269life brigade also protested outside Birmingham's Sea Life Centre over the use of performing animals.
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".
Initially, Basant objected to the move saying that as per the Act, only " performing animals like elephants or dogs used for circus, through which money is earned by selling tickets" needed to be registered and not elephants which are used for religious purposes.
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.
There may still be clowns and acrobats, but there are no performing animals - and they are staged in theatres.
38458) indicating that the Minister intends to introduce the Performing Animals Protection Amendment Bill, 2015 to the National Assembly shortly.
It is billed as the Cairnglass Centre for Performing Animals and a "Circus High School".
Thunder (and Maggie ( The magician's two performing animals, Jack the rabbit (George Babbit) and Maggie the mouse (Shanelle Gray), view Thunder as a threat and they attempt to shoo the pussy back into the storm.
The book includes the departing Punch professor in William Macgregor's bleak view of Doing the Provinces, as well as the rather more cheerful picture in William Reed's Leith Races, with Punch taking his place alongside pipers, fiddlers, conjurors and performing animals.
The exploitation of chimpanzees as performing animals or exotic pets will also be significantly curtailed under the proposal.
Alex and co seek refuge on a circus train and persuade Vitaly the tiger (Bryan Cranston) that they are performing animals too.

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