05 Jul '11, 1pm

Animals as Entertainers? How Can We Be So Cruel? #circus #animals #photography #vintage

Animals as Entertainers? How Can We Be So Cruel? #circus #animals #photography #vintage

Humanity seems at times hell bent on self-destruction as well as the ignorant and brutal rape of the world around it. The oceans contain some of the most spectacular creatures on the planet, but once again we feel it necessary to cage them and ‘train’ them to entertain us. Killer whales are not comedians or dancers or acrobats, yet we treat them as such with impunity. Dolphins are among the most intelligent of beasts, sociable and playful by nature. We take full advantage of their desire to please by keeping them captive and expecting them to perform water acrobatics just to keep ourselves amused. Military uses have also been found for these wonderful creatures. Do we really have the right to treat any intelligent mammal as some sort of servant? I think not. Photo: shanghaist Nothing seems more heartbreakingly ridiculous than the Animal Olympics once staged in Singapore, w...

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