Thursday, March 25, 2010


A couple of days ago, the news broadcaster on Channel 2 announced the coming of an animal-free circus (her emphasis). In the following reportage they showed various acrobats from that same circus who've been injured (took them years to recover) and some others who perform dangerous acts without a safety net. Although they are experienced, all it takes is a momentary loss of focus and they drop dead.

Not that I am for any form of animal abuse, but didn't we lose proportions here? Now that we stopped abusing circus animals, it's about time we legislate mandatory safety nets so that injured or dead acrobats will not be part of the show.

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