14 Jul '17, 5pm

The end of the circus doesn’t mean freedom for animals https://t.co/0nHJyJUwLF

Oh, the protestors of the circus don’t like that one bit. In fact, over 100,000 have come to bat for the doomed animals in an online forum , bringing a lot more attention to the eight endangered tigers than they are to the lions, leopard, or all the other castaways not exotic enough to get attention. Clinging to the Endangered Species Act or doing your best tiger-in-a-change impression at a rally is as a much a step in the wrong direction for animal activism as selling these animals to another circus is. In fact, the Endangered Species Act, in section 10(a), allows the import, export, and commercialization of endangered species as long as it’s for scientific purposes or to “enhance the propagation or survival of the affected species.” I’d consider it a crater sized loophole in the system, in which dollar signs help influence permitting, if I didn’t already find the regulat...

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