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Vietnam's Shame : Ban Barbaric Animal Circuses Now!
His eyes wide with fear, an endangered moon bear is bound into a leather muzzle, dressed in a skirt, and forced to ride a motor scooter. The circus handlers whip, never far away, is a cruel reminder of what will happen to this poor bear if he doesn’t comply.
This terrorised moon bear is among the many desperate animals living lives of pain, misery, and fear in one of Vietnam’s shameful animal circuses.
The daily abuse faced by moon bears, elephants, macaques, and even orangutans, in circuses across Vietnam is undeniable…
Caged or chained for long periods. Trained using force, intimidation, and violence. Many animals self-harm due to the intense and inescapable stress they suffer.
Animals Asia is also gravely concerned that many of the endangered species such as moon bears, orangutans, and elephants are undocumented. Meaning they were likely sourced illegally, through poachers or wildlife traffickers.
Yet despite Animals Asia sharing these shocking findings with the Vietnamese government, no action has been taken.
Bolivia, Croatia, Costa Rica, Greece, and most recently Scotland, have joined the ever-growing list of countries to ban cruel wild animal circuses. Now it’s time for Vietnam to join them.
Animals Asia stands ready to assist in the rescue of every circus animal in Vietnam. There is a place for the bears in our award-winning sanctuary, and for the elephants at our partner elephant home in Dak Lak.
Please, join us in calling on the Vietnam government to ban performing wild animals in circuses, and retire the animals to sanctuaries.
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