Monday, 20 August 2012

That's Entertainment!

I just received an email asking me to sign a petition to have the Premier of Ontario force the owners of Marineland to improve the living conditions for their aquatic animals. Recently there have been stories bandied about saying how awful the animals are being treated, the filthy water, the blind seals and the skin falling of the sides of the dolphins. Phil Demers was the head trainer for Marineland and after 12 years he had finally had enough of the abuse he was a part of and he quit. This has had a lot of people in an uproar, how could those animals be kept in such conditions, why is there no law protecting them?

I agree, those animals are being mistreated and they should be protected. They should be protected by shutting down Marineland, and every other water attraction park in the world. Each and everyone of those animals is being imprisoned for no reason other than to amuse us. What is right about that? No matter how well they are being "cared" for, they are still being held captive and forced to entertain us. 

How many times have you heard from the animal cruelty activists and seen the pictures of the bears being forced to walk on their hind legs? Circuses have changed, it is becoming rarer to see a circus that has animal acts - at least here in North America. I say rarer because we still have the Rodeo, good clean entertainment - no one gets hurt, mostly. At the Calgary Stampede this year, how many horses were killed or had to be put down for injuries they received at this entertainment venue.

Animals are being imprisoned, maimed, tortured and killed for our entertainment. Just like the good old days of the Roman Circus. How does that make you feel? Does that make you feel?

Something to think about

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