Zebras briefly escape from circus
March 21, 2008 3:38am CST
This reminds me of the movie Madagascar! There zebras managed to escape for the circus but didn't get far... Mali, Giza and Lima spotted an open door at the 1st Mariner Arena on Thursday and dashed onto Hopkins Place, but were rounded up a half block away. I guess it is not fun being in a circus. All they can do is work, sleep and eat and see lots of people daily. "They may have thought they were headed home," Coleman said, adding that the zebras were not hurt. Do you think it is cruel to use animals in circus? Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080320/ap_on_fe_st/odd_zebras_escape;_ylt=ArZzOCKjS_khTHkdHuJLQIPtiBIF
21 Mar 08
British law prohibits any animal acts, except trained horses and dogs. No circus with animal acts will get a permit in the U.K. It is not an acceptable way to treat animals, especially if they are being transported from place to place. The news item states these same animals tried to escape previously. The circus owners are not taking proper care of them if they get out so easily. Zebras should only be kept in large open areas of grassland, with proper security.