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Should animals be banned in circuses?
Animals should be banned in circuses.
Circuses violate animal rights.
Animals are trained using "carrot and stick" policy. That equates to animal cruelty.
Circuses contribute to unnecessary animal suffering, for the sake of human entertainment.
Using animals in circuses, especially wild ones, is unsafe for the spectators as they could become victims of animal attacks.
Circuses can continue without using animals (especially exotic or endangered ones) by using other acts.
Animals in circus (elephants, lions) are endangered species. We should protect them in their own habitat and prevent their abuse elsewhere.
There is already enough laws preventing animal abuse. If animals are abused in circus those laws should be enough.
Animals in circuses entertain visitors.
If the animals are not being harmed in any way there is no legal basis to ban them from circuses; this should be decided on a case to case basis.
Circuses are not that different from zoos.
For many animals, performing can be beneficial mental stimulation.
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