Wk 3 (30th Jan-5th Feb 2015)

Animals should NEVER be allowed to perform in circuses?

Discuss your opinion on this topic using evidence from your own research (books, websites and films) we watched in class this week.

38 Responses to Wk 3 (30th Jan-5th Feb 2015)

  1. Kyo-Won KU says:

    I think it is good for circuses to be allowed IF the animals are treated like anyone you love. There is a another reason why why it’s okay for circuses to have animals. If circuses don’t have animals, than we have to spend a fortune to see those animals. Theirs too much effort. Get on airplane, go to a place where the animal you search lives, than search for the animal, it just is too much effort. There are other reasons why we shouldn’t. Animals belong in the wild. They don’t belong in tight cages bullied by trainers. Also even though they are treated good, they are still stressed because circuses travel all around the world. Animals get on a plane to often and they’re tired and stressed.

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    • Joshua CHANG says:

      Yeah that’s true. People do treat animals (and possibly some other humans) like they’re a rock or something lifeless.

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    • Nikolas ATHANASOPOULOS says:

      I agree with you kyo won I think the should only be in a circus. Also I agree with you that the animals can’t be kept in small cages. I also agree that they belong in the wild. And also that they get on planes to often.

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    • Nikolas ATHANASOPOULOS says:

      I agree with you kyo won I think the should only be in a circus. Also I agree with you that the animals can’t be kept in small cages. I also agree that they belong in the wild. And also that they get on planes to often.

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  2. Kyo-Won KU says:

    I think it is good for circuses to be allowed IF the animals are treated like anyone you love. There is a another reason why why it’s okay for circuses to have animals. If circuses don’t have animals, than we have to spend a fortune to see those animals. Theirs too much effort. Get on airplane, go to a place where the animal you search lives, than search for the animal, it just is too much effort. There are other reasons why we shouldn’t. Animals belong in the wild. They don’t belong in tight cages bullied by trainers. Also even though they are treated good, they are still stressed because circuses travel all around the world. Animals get on a plane to often and they’re tired and stressed.

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  3. Alexander GALSGAARD says:

    I think animals should only be used in circuses if the people are nice the animals. If not i think its a TERRIBLE idea. first they are hurting the animals by hitting them with bull hooks. They also use an animal tazer. They use stinges to them flexible. The people make the animales think that the people are the boss.

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    • Raf DAHLA says:

      I agree with you Alexander. But I disagree with you on if they are treated kindly. I also think that separated by they’re family is really awful. People shouldn’t say that they’re the boss of the animals.

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  4. Aukust PAJUL says:

    Animals should never be in circuses because they are treated badly and when they have to do uncomfortable tricks. The animals are beaten up and traumatized from the bull hooks and shocks for they’re lives. It is definitely NOT a good idea to have circus animals witch lives have been ruined by the circus. So only to entertain a 5 year old is a crime against exotic animals. The animals build lots of stress in their bodies while in captivity, what will probably lead to an accident. Please don’t go to the circus…..

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    • Jonathan Zhe-Xi XIE says:

      I agree Aukust. Animals are treated badly in circus. And I agreed on that circus animals are bad idea, because they are treated unfair with the hooks. But I disagreed with that do not go to the circus. They will still hert the animals if we don’t go to the circus. The only way to stop this is to tell them what you think.

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    • Lov LARSE says:

      I agree with you Aukusti the Animals get treated badly. They do uncomfortable tricks. They don’t like to do that. It is a crime against exotic animals. Don’t go to circuses.

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    • Alexander GALSGAARD says:

      Aukusti I also think that you should never have animals in circuses. On less they are treated fairly. It’s sad for the tigers, elethanps, and lions to be hit by bullhooks. They also taze them with animal tazers. they get sperated with their familys. and they make the animals sterhachy and flexible with thick strings. They also make them do tricks that might hurt them.

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    • Arvid LINDQVIST says:

      I agree with you Aukusti animals should not be used in circuses. I know that they are more happy in the wild. its unfair that we treat animals difrent to humans. but I Think that dogs or cats should be allowed in sircuses.

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  5. Jeong-Won KIM says:

    Animals should never be allowed to perform in circuses
    because animals are ment to be free not being forced to
    do something.Also if people treat them nicely, I wouldn’t
    say much, but they are beating them up! Animals should
    be treated the same as humans.Even if they make a little
    mistake people swear at them, hit them, and treat them
    like a thing that is’nt a living thing. And they have to travle
    around alot which they can’t get exercise. They get seperated
    from their family,and people make them do things or
    movements they aren’t ment to. People also lock them
    up in small cages with chains. And that is why animals should
    never be allowed to perform in circuses.

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    • Crystal Ha says:

      I agree with you Chloe.. It is too bad that the animals are used in circuses. the trainer even hit them and hurt them so it’s more bad… It is really sad and the people are mean..

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  6. Jeong-Won KIM says:

    I agree with Kyo-Won that they have too much effort.And
    it is also true that they are ment to be in the wild.But I disagree
    about the fact that you said you think it is a good idea if they were
    treated nicely. Because even if they are treated nicely they are ment
    to be in the wild, remember?!

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  7. Kyo-Won KU says:

    I agree with Alexander. I think sometimes okay for animal to be in a circus only if they’re nice to the animals. If the circuses doesn’t treat the animal nicely they can be hurt or extremely stressed. Because they were treated like that since very young they are scared to even hurt them. They think if they hurt them or kill them the trainers will hurt you.

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  8. Jonathan Zhe-Xi XIE says:

    If the animals are treated unfair, l will lead every one to stop this. Most of the animals attack the trainers because the trainers are maen to them. Because animals are same as person, if you do bad things to it, it will try to kill or do bad things to you, to. So do not heart any animal, speically lions or eleghants. They can kill you quickly befor you ask for any help. Be nice to the circus animals! If you don’t, the circus animals can make you very painful.

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  9. Ji-Hyeon(Annie) says:

    I think animals should never be used in circuses because animals aren’t supposed to be doing tricks.Some trainers treat them really badly.They might get separated from their family.Trainers hurt them physically or say bad things to them.Trainers whip them or use a bull hook to hurt them.Animals aren’t supposed to be doing tricks for human.They must be doing what they want to do in the wild.Also, I think it is really dangerous to use animals in circuses.Animals might hurt their trainers.I think people should not be allowed to use animal in circuses.

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  10. Nora BELIN says:

    I think it is bad for circuses to have animals because animals are made for being, and want to be, in the wild. It´s also bad because animals don´t get treated well. If they
    don´t do what the instructor wants them to they get hit or hurt really badly, which is not a necessary thing for the instructor to do. Animals also need someone to love them, but when they are taken away from their family they don´t get any love. So they really belong in the wild. And they are taken away from their family forever and will probably never find their family again which now ruined their lives, because the animals probably remember their family. This is why animals should not be aloud in circuses. One good thing though, is that some people that are really interested in animals, get a chance to see them even if they cannot afford to go see them in the wild.

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    • Ji-Hyeon(Annie) says:

      I agree with you, Nora. It’s really bad for the trainers to not treat the animals like humans.Animals get hurt and get separated from their family. Imagine if you were an animal in a circus.Wouldn’t you feel bad when the trainers say bad things about you and hurt you?

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    • Joshua CHANG says:

      Yeah that’s true. Plus, the animals won’t be able to hunt, or take care of themselves even after they’re rehabilitated because they learn all that stuff from they’re elders.

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    • Myra Sadeque says:

      I agree with you nora.
      Why take someone away from there family. its just like me or you getting taken away by some random person that hits me with an electric prod when i’m doing something wrong.its just cruel

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  11. Nora BELIN says:

    I really agree with you Chloe, animals should definitely be free in the wild. It´s very true that if the do one small thing wrong the instructor swear or hit them. I would´t mind either if they were nice to the animals but the fact is that their usually not.

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  12. Lov LARSE says:

    Animals should not be in circuses because some animals are wild and don’t like to do tricks. Animals should be free in the wild not like someone comes and catches them. And the instructor should not be swearing at the and hurting them. The animals will never remember there family and never meet them. This is why animals should not be in circuses. One thing is good because some people can’t afford to go in the wild.

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    • Nikolas ATHANASOPOULOS says:

      I agree about how they sepirate them from the family’s. I also agree that they belong in the wild. And that the instructor should not be beating the. I also agree that some hate tricks

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  13. Arvid LINDQVIST says:

    I Think that dogs or cats can be in circuses. I think wild animals like elephants,tigers and lions should not be allowed in circuses. Animals like tigers, lions and elephants and other animmals should be in the wild. and humans are animals as well so we should be allowed to perform If we want to. I Think that endangered spieces should never ever be used in circuses. You dont need animals in circuses to make hem good

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  14. Aukust PAJUL says:

    I agree with you Nora, the animals belong in the wild doing what they are supposed to do. They should be rewarded with a treat rather than being punished all the time in a cage and with bull hooks, electric prods and whips for their lives. Probably the worst part is that they are stripped away from their families to a circus and to be beaten up from doing nothing wrong. In Moscow,Russia the circuses reward their animals that make them more cooperative to the tricks. Also they study the animals physical movements to make tricks out of them.

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  15. Raf DAHLA says:

    I think animals should be allowed at circuses. Animals also can’t be allowed in circuses because they belong in the wild. Endangered animals also are not allowed in the circus. The most horrible thing is that the animals are separated from their family. Animals are not really natural to perform tricks.they should be released after they are in the circus.

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    • Nikolas ATHANASOPOULOS says:

      I think you are right that endangerd animals should not be allowd in circus. And how they are separated from there family. And how it is unnatural to do tricks. I agree with you.

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  16. Crystal Ha says:

    I think animals should it is bad to have animals in circuses. It is bad because animals in the wild belongs be in the wild. It is also horrible to be separated from their family. Animals are not belonged in circuses. It is also dangerous. It is also bad because the almost all trainer treat them bad. The trainers also hit them, hurt them, and beat the animals up if they don’t listen to their trainers… The trainers also make them do not natural movements. They also be in small cages with chains.. This is why they can’t be in circuses.

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    • Ji-Hyeon(Annie) says:

      I agree with you,Crystal.Animals should be out in the wild doing what they want.There are also some bad trainers who hurt them really badly.Also, the animal / animals might attack the trainer while practising or while in a performance.

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  17. Kyo-Won KU says:

    I agree with you Crystal. It’s true that some circuses beat animals up, but most don’t. Also, what if they use they’re natural behaviors to perform funny or amazing tricks?

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  18. Joshua CHANG says:

    Animals that are used for circus/entertainment purposes are separated from the group or parents, may suffer a lot because they are not taught the right skills, and may be frightened. Imagine someone taking you away, and leaving your parents. could you survive a long time without your parents making the money to buy your food, drink, clothes and pay your bills and rent? Probably not. Lots of animals, including elephants, whales, bears, lions etc. are animals who depend on their parents or group for food and support. If they are torn away, they can’t survive even if rehabilitated. Also, circus trainers, use bullhooks and other torture devices to get the animals to do what they want. I would say that using animals in circus performances is extremely cruel and humans can perform just as amazing tricks as animals can.

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  19. Ji-Hyeon(Annie) says:

    I think animals should never be used in circuses because animals aren’t supposed to be doing tricks.Some trainers treat them really badly.They might get separated from their family.Trainers hurt them physically or say bad things to them.Trainers whip them or use a bull hook to hurt them.Animals aren’t supposed to be doing tricks for human.They must be doing what they want to do in the wild.Also, I think it is really dangerous to use animals in circuses.Animals might hurt their trainers.I think people should not be allowed to use animal in circuses.

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  20. Myra Sadeque says:

    I think animals can be in the circus if they are treated like a family member not some lifeless thing.I think animals should be in circuses if they are using there natural movements when there performing.Animal should not be in circuses if they are beaten with electric prods.It may not hurt us but it does hurt them.I think some people are forgetting that we are all mammals,how would we feel if the animals were training us,hitting us with electric prods?Why would some person just take a/an animal away from there families, thats just cruel.

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  21. Irma ANDERSSON says:

    I think the circus animals are alloud to be in circuses if they get treated well.
    But if not I’m against it! I also think that if they are with their family it’s okey. But the animals in curcus don’t belong in the curkus they belong in the wield. Because like a bear on a bicykle is not normal. When I see all the alimals do all the tricks I’m really inpresed but when I really think on how they treat the animals n some curceses I get kind of sad.

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  22. Irma ANDERSSON says:

    I agree Nora because I think the same. They are not made for crceses. They have to have someone to love otherwyse they are not happy.

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  23. Seung Hwan SEO says:

    I think the circus animal should not in circus.
    I think the animal will be in a wild but some circus take a animal. And when the trainer hit them I thank that is bad.
    the lots of animal get endangered because of circus.
    I think the circus don’t need animal.
    If I’m the animal I will run away.
    Animal need to live in the wild

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