Not all animal circuses treat animals cruelly.
Not all PETA information shows the true side of the coin, and the Sierra Club, which I used to support uses humans as political puppts and throws them away. (I’ve personal knowledge of this in my area).
ALF released minks and other animals from an alzheimer’s research lab at the U of M a few years ago, not taking them somewhere to be “saved”, but instead just released them to the urban jungle that is Minneapolis, ensuring their deaths and the deaths of countless Alzheimer’s patients.
They further destroyed expensive laboratory equipment, effectively translating the cost to higher tuition hikes for the students at the U, some of which can’t afford it and can’t qualify for aid.
I have a friend who worked at the U for a time, and he did work study in maintenance, repairing sinks and such. He got sick of seeing “Fur is Murder” and “ALF” and “PETA” all over the exterior doors of the dorm rooms but upon entering found leather coats, boots, gloves, all out in the open.
I have no respect for these extremist groups or thier slanted literature. They’ve proven themselves time and time again to be adverse to the teachings I hold most dear, the teachings of the Church and live of human beings.
I love animals. I have rescued 4 shelter dogs and one is a greyhound, many of which are sold to research or euthanized.
But if a family member is to die of Alzheimer’s disease, I’d give up my dog in a heartbeat to save them from such a horrible death if that’s what it took.
Not all peple at all circuses treat the animals cruelly…and in fact, to do so is dangerous. Elephants are especially sensitive to poor treatment and they have very large feet which they are not afraid to use.
I oondemn the behavior those who treat animals poorly with cattle prods and the like. But the reality is that circuses do have to keep the animals happy or they simply won’t perform. They perform far better from reward than from abuse…and that has been proven again and again.
I don’t disagree that there is abuse out there, but I don’t believe the propaganda that says that all do it the same way.
I don’t mean to disparage your own personal beliefs regarding eating meat…do as you like as it is your right and it is not morally wrong to be a vegan.