We all love animals, right?
That’s why we go to circuses, to see these amazing animals do awesome tricks!
If only we were all flies on the wall. This way we would get to see behind the scenes. These captive wild animals are forced to practise uncomfortable and often painful acts. There are whips, scary noises, water and brooms used as threats of punishment if they do not perform what is expected of them.
Through the animals eyes you would see these tricks as confusing and forced. These lovely animals need someone to speak up for them. So we joined a group of people in protest. Although a silent demonstration, our banners were loud and clear.
My family and I were there on all three days of the protest and on every day more and more kids joined us. I was happy to see that children were getting involved. Sadly though, there were also lots a parents taking their kids to the circus. I also noticed that the parents were avoiding looking our way, yet their children look very interested in what we were saying.
My wish is that more parents will be open to these messages and teach their children FULL animal love!