I don't like the circus, or rodeos, or pony rides (where they are tied to a wheel), or really anything similar done just for our entertainment at the expense of the animals. I am ok with zoos, for the most part...only because I feel like they have educational value.
My MIL has wanted to take my kids to the circus and on pony rides, and I'm torn on that...I know DD would enjoy it, but even if I didn't come along I would feel like allowing her to go would be like supporting it. That makes me uncomfortable, kwim?
[ mom to my cowboy ballerina and my boy-of-steel ]