Letter | Let humans entertain and leave animals alone

CAGE CONCERN: Animal Justice Party members gathered to protest outside the Stardust Circus in Kelso last Saturday afternoon before the big top left town.
CAGE CONCERN: Animal Justice Party members gathered to protest outside the Stardust Circus in Kelso last Saturday afternoon before the big top left town.

WHY, in 2018, are so-called "civilised" countries still being entertained by animals in circuses who have no freedom, and whose lives are what we ourselves would hate?

Why do we continue to teach our children that enslaving sentient creatures is the behaviour of a kind society?

Surely human tricks, performances that involve years of dedication, are entertaining enough. I would submit that, like any human sport, they're far more so.

If people want to see animals as they really are, visit a sanctuary. You'll see sheep, cattle, pigs, chickens, turkeys and many others as you've never seen them before, i.e. playful and loving.

Animals, when treated with kindness and respect, give us unconditional love because they, unlike humans, have no egos.

Let animals be in their own homes, in every country, just as we wish to be.

Please reconsider paying for circus tickets so circuses get the idea that people no longer want to see unfairness; rather, we’ll spend our hard-earned cash on skills that free citizens have spent time honing. 

Anne Cooper, Mudgee