All over the world many animals are made to perform doing unnatural behaviours for public entertainment. They perform on side shows, globally and in zoos. Many of these unnatural behaviours include tigers jumping through hoops of fire, elephants balancing on their heads and lions keeping their mouths open so that people can put their heads into them. All these behaviours are against the animal's natural instincts. Most of the training which the animals receive in the circus is done through fear and physical domination. As these methods are abusive towards the animal it means they are not getting the correct care they need and …show more content…
It affects how people see the animal and how they think they behave compared to what they are actually like in their habitats in the wild receiving the right welfare they need.
The RSPCA also believe wild animals shouldn`t be used in circus because it`s a very stressful lifestyle for them and they are often kept in temporary housing with strict training schemes and often overrun with the volume of noise from the public. The animals usually are in a small pen restricted for space meaning that they cannot complete all of their natural behaviours. They have also announced a ban in 2012 in March for Wild animals not to be used in circus performances.
The Circus life is so cruel that some animals feel they cannot handle the life any longer so sometimes they snap. An example where an elephant had been mistreated so badly that she decided to rebel against her trainer. This happened in 1994 an elephant called Tyke killed her trainer and then 12 spectators before being gunned down while running terrified through downtown Honolulu (she was shot almost 100