Hi guys this time I am here to convey my views being a lion. Children and adults all over the world enjoy circuses and especially the animal tricks. It’s my kind request to you read it slowly then you can actually understand what does every lion wants to tell. I think after reading this your perceptions towards animal abuse in circuses for entertainment would change forever.
I was born to be free, roam the jungles and live in my natural habitat. I had a place of pride in my kingdom because I was at the head of the food chain. I was respected, was proud and blessed to be free. But, things changed mercilessly. I was separated from my mother, dragged, captivated and chained in a circus. My heart wept a silent tear as you all clapped seeing my antics and also those of my friends. I have so much to tell you and share with you my deepest feelings with the fond hope that one day you will understand our plight and set us free.
Our homes are not the green forests but tiny cramped cages barely larger than our own bodies when we are chained and tethered. We move from town to town loaded on to lorries and there is never a break from the endless travel. Many of the cages are rusty and live in the filth of our own waste. There is no space to move around and we have bare access to food and water.
My friend, the elephant is forced to spend the day shackled by three feet, the tiny birds often have their wings clipped which prevent them from flying, and dogs are locked in cages. I can’t exercise, play, roam or socialize. This stressful and unnatural environment causes physical and psychological trauma. I am naturally a semi nocturnal big cat and love the water but here in the circus I perform in the day time and denied any kind of watering hole. Basically we are solitary animals, but our circus handlers ignore this fact and make us live in incompatible groups resulting in fights and injuries. And then I wonder- am I really the King Of The Jungle or am I Just A Mere Entertainer?