Tigers on horseback and chained monkeys riding bicycles: Cruel Chinese circus flaunts government ban
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Originally posted on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE:
Zoos across China are still putting on cruel exotic animal performances, three months after they were banned by the government.
The grim spectacle is slowly being outlawed across the country – 300 state-owned zoos were notified in January they had to close their circuses – but many others claim they were never told about the ban and have no intention of stopping.
The government acted in January after increased pressure from outraged animal rights groups.
A study by Animals Asia in 2010 found bears were often whipped and beaten with sticks, elephants were prodded with metal hooks, while tigers and lions are made…
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