Have you heard the saying, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything?” In other words, be passionate about what you care about. And it goes without saying that I am passionate about the well-being of animals. Likewise, most of us care very deeply about animals. At the very least, most people do not want to see an innocent animal harmed.
It is my belief that awareness is empowering. After all, knowledge is the answer to ignorance. The more I learn, the more I realize how crucial the choices that we make impact not just us, but all living creatures that inhabit our planet. That being said, I have decided to share a short video with everyone. It is an undercover circus video (one among many out there). I am sharing it not to shock, but rather to raise awareness to what these circus animals experienced. Moreover, it’s not a warm, fuzzy make-us-feel-good video. However, the world we live in isn’t always warm and fuzzy. I personally think that it’s better to have the courage to see the painful truth for ourselves than it is to turn our backs because it doesn’t make us feel good. Believe me, it is much easier to do that! I personally prefer the warm, fuzzy videos. Yet, if we don’t make difficult choices, we will merely create a life of fantasy for ourselves. Unfortunately, the animals shown in this video did not have a choice. So, please take a few minutes of your time to watch the video. After watching it, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the video. As for me, I have never been to the circus. I don’t believe that animals were put here for our amusement. I’d much rather like to know that these beautiful creatures are roaming free as nature intended them to be. That’s just my humble opinion.
So, how do you feel about animals in entertainment? Do you believe that it’s okay to use animals in entertainment? Why or why not?