20 March 2015
Animals Have Rights Too
For hundreds of years, animals have been used for our entertainment. Although most people have been to the circus sometime in their lives, they do not think about what goes on behind the scenes. When you think of the circus; you think of having a good time, with plenty of excitement. You think of goofy clowns, acrobats and popcorn. You rarely think about what happens when the show is over. But for some the show never ends. Chimpanzees and other animals used for our entertainment are usually abused and mistreated. For my visual essay, I chose "Animals Are Not Clowns." I got this visual off of the website Digitalsynopsis.com. The main focal point is of a caged chimpanzee. The chimp’s face has been painted to look as if he is a clown, clearly stating that the animals used in entertainment are treated as clowns. But for clowns and other entertainers it is their job to perform. They get paid and have chosen their lifestyle. Animals don’t earn or gain anything from their performances, other than continuous and brutal abuse. The chimp’s face is large and takes up most of the center of the page. There are also vertical rusty bars dissecting his face. Most of his body has been cut off. Nothing surrounds the chimpanzee but darkness. Giving the whole visual a dark or sad like mood. He has no friends or family. He is all alone. He has no bed or sustenance. The chimp has no hope or future. The darkness in this visual is portraying how dark these animals’ futures really are. He seems to have a pretty bleak existence. The chimpanzee is sadly staring through the bars of a cage. You do not clearly see a cage, but you can obviously tell the chimp is behind bars. He has no freedom. All living creatures are born with some natural rights. We do not put clowns or other performers in small filthy cages. There is not anything in the background, but darkness. The bright colors of the chimpanzee’s...
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