The animals you see at the rodeo, circus, aquarium or zoo also live most of their lives in cages and are forced to perform in ways that are unnatural. These animals are often trained (even beaten)into submission in order to do a silly dance, dive or be roped and tackled to the ground for a paying crowd. It's not surprising that many animals die in captivity or lash out at people who "train" them. In addition, animals are hunted for sport or trophy. Cage-hunting allows anyone that pays a fee a "guaranteed trophy kill", where they can shoot a docile animal in a cage. These animals are often retired exotic animals from a circus or zoo.
Visit our Resources page for more information on the cruelty and abuse that goes on in rodeos, animal circuses and some zoos & aquariums, as well as trophy hunting and caged hunts. We can direct you to entertainment alternatives where animals are not used and therefore do not suffer. We can also refer you to animal sanctuaries where you can enjoy the beauty of living, exotic animals that have been rescued and rehabilitated and now live in peace.