¡La Victoria! Mexican Cities Say Adiós to Circuses
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Written by Jennifer O’Connor
The Mexican city of Culiacán is the latest international municipality to ban circuses using animals. Culiacán Mayor Sergio Torres Felix made the announcement, saying, “[the] best circuses in the world do not offer animal shows.”
In the last few months alone, Mexico’s Legislative Assembly of the Federal District approved a bill prohibiting animals in circuses in Mexico City and the Congress of the state of Querétaro did the same, as did the municipality of Naucalpan.
The days of hauling animals around and hurting them in the name of entertainment are quickly coming to an end. Austria, Bolivia, Columbia, Greece, Paraguay, and Peru have banned the use of animals in circuses, and bans in England and Wales and India are pending.
Circuses go to great lengths to hide the dark side of the big top—that animals are torn from their families and beaten bloody and that they often die painfully.
Of course, we must continue to fight until no animal is forced to live in cramped transport cages or chained in train boxcars.
What You Can Do
To launch a campaign to get animal-based circuses banned in your town or city, contact PETA for materials to get you started.
- Causar sufrimiento nunca debe ser considerado “normal” - Benjamin Sofonías
- "Los animales tienen corazones que sienten, ojos que ven, y las familias que cuidar, al igual que usted y yo." ~ AD Williams "
- Al igual que uno quiere la felicidad y nos asusta el dolor, al igual que queremos vivir y no morir, los animales también sienten lo mismo <3