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Old 10-08-2012, 11:14 AM   #11
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Absolutely not. I won't pay to witness animal abuse.

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No way. We also do not do pony rides or petting zoos. I loathe them. Animals should be be tied up and made to walk in circles all day long.
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I put other. We've never taken our kids, but not intentionally. I've never really thought about it. Probably because I haven't been since I was little.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #15
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I put other because I'm kind of on the fence right now. My oldest child has been when he was tiny. TBH, I've never really thought that much of the way the animals have been treated, so it hasn't been an issue for me. My issue is that we are a modest family and last time we went some of the tightrope walkers and trapeeze girls were nearing naked. Why? It's a children's show. There's no need for that.
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We haven't been, but that's because my son is still too young. I'll take him when he is older. I remember going as a child and it was a HUGE treat.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:02 PM   #18
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We go to the circus. I have always gotten free tickets through work so it's a cheap family outing for us if we don't buy the overpriced food or toys. If I didn't get free tickets, there's no way we would go. There are tiger, elephant and dog acts, but the rest is people acts. I don't care for the tiger act. I just keep waiting for one of those tigers to finally get fed up and bite the head off the "trainer." I don't consider a dog show to be cruel, though I don't know the behind-the-scenes story. And I don't know enough about elephants to say anything about that.

If we're being totally honest and forgive my heartlessness on this issue....it's not that I don't care about animals, but I'm not even remotely interested in animal rights. I don't follow any animal rights groups, I don't have an interest in owning a pet, and at the end of the day there's just not enough time to look into everything out there. If I'm going to support a 'cause,' it's going to be a cause for humans.
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We do not do circus for 2 reasons the treatment of animals, and dh is afraid of clowns.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #20
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Other - i have nothing against the circus (even though I've not been since I was little, like 5ish) but I've never taken the kids. It doesn't come closer than an hour away from us and I've just never thought to take the kids. It never would have entered my mind they treat their animals badly since it's been over 30 years since I've seen one.
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