Harrowing Video Exposes the Suffering of Animals in Spain’s Circuses
Animals aren’t ours to use for entertainment – and this distressing footage, showing animals in Spanish circuses who are whipped, beaten with sticks, kicked, dragged by their tails and locked in tiny cages during transport, drives the point home. The upsetting video was filmed in December 2014 in circuses across Spain by a local activist and includes footage of elephants, crocodiles, zebras, llamas, camels, dogs, tigers, horses, rhinos and lions who are exploited and abused.
While Catalonia recently banned the use of animals in circuses, the cruel shows are still going on in other parts of the country. What You Can Do If you visit Spain, please be sure never to attend a circus that uses animals. Spanish citizens can help end this cruel practice by writing to their local authorities, asking that they ban animal circuses on public land. In the UK, we’re still waiting for the government to make good on its promise to ban wild-animal circuses in England and Wales. Please TAKE ACTION!