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Circus Vargas Abandons Animals …

Written by PETA | November 4, 2010

… but in a good way. The circus has joined dozens of innovative and entertaining productions in leaving animals out of the act. We campaigned against Circus Vargas years ago when it still forced elephants, llamas, and other animals to perform, but now we’ll sing its praises.

People who care about animals don’t want to watch elephants who have been beaten into submission with metal-tipped bullhooks or tigers who are forced to cower before trainers with whips, so Circus Vargas made a good business decision. After all, the number of animal-free circuses has skyrocketed in recent years in response to public demand.

By only buying tickets to shows that don’t hurt animals, you can compel Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and others like it to do away with whips, bullhooks, and cramped cages and release their lonely and depressed animal performers.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • carolinamiranda1968@hotmail.com says:

    Omg I went to Circus Vargas last weekend and the show is greattttt without animals!!!

  • Denise says:

    i think all circuses should do there shows with no animals at all… shame on those stupid circuses that treat animals bad…

  • Brandon says:

    Honestly I just went a couple days ago and its a little boring to watch without animals but overall Im glad that the animals aren’t abused anymore.

  • Jaspar Jackson says:

    Whats a Circus without the animals. Its not the same without them.

  • Tess Fiant says:

    They are still using horses and dogs for entertainment purposes…Are they not animals too?

  • Kelly H says:

    This is AMAZING! I will completely support a circus without animals. Thank you PETA!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    I am glad all animals are out of Circus Vargas!! Now if they ever want to have another balancing act where an acrobat rides around a circus ring on something potentially dangerous, any motorcycle acrobatic group has someone who ballet dances on the seat of a Harley while the bike pilots itself around the ring….the roaring noise of a Harley in a circus tent alone makes the act exiting…

  • Tanya Kettell says:

    very good going PETA i am thankful there are people out there that care n can take the time to acknowledge that there are circuses that r mean to animals.

  • kelly teather says:

    When I was a lil kid I went to a circus that had animals in it an I had ma photo taken wit one of the elephants, I feel reali bad now bout it an dnt go to any circuses with ANY animals in it. No matter how small or demestocated they r.

  • Justin Van Kleeck says:

    Way to go, PETA. I remember going to the RBBB Circus in Norfolk when I was a kid. It was fun and exciting…only because in my youthful naivete, I had no idea about the truth.

  • GlitteredCupcakes says:

    I <3 Circus Vargas~! Animal-Free circuses like this one and Cirque are amazing~!!

  • Mark Landon says:

    Circus Vargas hasn’t had large animals for years. The last few years they have only had dogs, cats and horses. This is the first year they don’t have any animals. It is really a great show that is very interactive with the audience. I recommend it.