ZOO WARS ~ Circus Anmal Ban in Mexico-PLEASE, Explain to Me Again How This Helps Any Animal, Thus Less Thousands!!!
Way to go Mexico-MORE unemployed people and thousands of animals to feed-Say NO to any Ban -It does nothing for people or animals…if anything, bans cause them both great harm.
Hey, maybe Pat Craig (TWAS) can take in thousands of animals-The bastard can even hire the out of work animal handlers and trainers to help him provide for their care-Of course he’d have to sponsor their green card so they can work in the US…Wait, he just sets them loose in a big field with a huge culvert as their shelter…I don’t imagine it takes much to provide do you?!? -NOT!!!
Wanted: homes for wild animals as Mexico bans them from circuses
TIZAYUCA, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexico is searching for homes for at least 2,000 tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras and other exotic beasts that will soon be banned from the country’s circuses.
Circus owners are worried about the fate of their animals, which they say are too expensive to keep once the ban kicks in, while government and zoo officials are grappling with myriad difficulties in relocating animals raised to perform tricks under the big top.
The prohibition does not take effect until July 8, but many circuses have already shut down. The legislation stipulates that such animals should evolve in their natural habitat and aims to avoid animal cruelty that civil organizations have long lobbied against.
“We are waiting for a response from the government about what will happen to our animals,” said Armando Cedeno, president of the national association of circus owners and artists.
Cedeno estimates there are around 4,000 circus animals in Mexico, double the government’s tally.
In Tizayuca, near Mexico City, 45-year-old animal tamer Bruno Raffo begins his work day at 7:30 a.m., tending to 13 tigers in his charge.
It costs 3,000 Mexican pesos ($194) daily just to feed the tigers, he said, and there are also his own salary and bills from specialized veterinarians for periodic check-ups.
Hundreds of circus workers have been laid off, but Raffo is sticking around, for now.
“I’m going to stay here with the animals to see what can be done,” said Raffo, whose arms are laced with scratch marks from a lifetime working with the giant cats.
Several circus owners have properties in the area. Nearby, jaguars, zebras, horses, and camels languish in cages next to trailers filled with circus equipment.
An official from Profepa, the federal agency for environmental protection, said the government was evaluating which facilities can take the animals.
But zoo officials do not see any easy alternatives for Raffo’s tigers and others like them.
Juan Arturo Rivera, Mexico City’s director of zoos and wildlife, said it was “not feasible” to add so many new animals that were raised in a different environment and maintain decent living conditions for them.
Privately owned zoos have offered to help but also say the transition would be challenging.
“It depends in great measure on the physical and mental condition of the individual (animals) themselves, to be able to adapt,” said Frank Carlos Camacho, director of Africam Safari. Located in the central city of Puebla, the zoo allows visitors to observe wild animals roaming the park from the safety of their cars.
While conservation programs are well-informed about zoo animals’ genetic, medical and family histories, he said, “little or nothing is known about circus animals.”
Wonder why he thinks little is known about the animals history-My CIRCUS cats were USDI.
To be USDI you have to know the dam and sire -DOB-Describe markings, health, tattooed or chipped for ID and inspected, both the equipment and the animals…no different than for zoo animals-furthermore, you don’t go to all the trouble to train an act and not take care of the animals health and provide a proper diet-Show animals are known for the longest life span and attributed to the care provided for them -A trainer can tell you more about each animal than any zoo could ever provide with the daily hands on association with the animals.
When legislators put the lives of animals over that of people, when they believe what the Animal Rights Extremist is telling them although these activists do not have any experience or expertise with CIRCUS animals, or accept a pay off and promise of votes, I can not help but loose my respect for all politicians…Their lack of diversity and their lack of actual facts leads to bans-
Send letters to your representatives before this happens in the United States and we all become victims to the Animal Rights Extremist Natzi Gestapo…we loose and our children loose-There is no telling what the future holds for the circus or any business involved with the usage of animals.
While PETA is getting disapproval ratings, their agenda seems to be alive and well-Good luck with that or do something about it and share your opinion where it will make a difference and stop the Animal Rights Extremist Agenda.
Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinions of others…Stay tuned -B