Rights group pushes to ban animals from the circus as Ringling Bros. head to city
NYCLASS says that animals in circuses are beaten into submission for silly stunts: 'Animals in nature don’t naturally wear tutus and stand on their hind legs.' The proposed ban is aimed at the incoming Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which said it would cancel all city appearances if animals were banned.
BY ERIN DURKIN / DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2014
“Animals in the circus are horribly abused. Animals in nature don’t naturally wear tutus and stand on their hind legs. To get an elephant to do that, you have to basically beat the animal into submission,” she said.
The proposal is aimed squarely at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and its famous elephants, which roll into town next week for a string of performances at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
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