Animal Rights and the Circus

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Although many people are very familiar with racism and sexism, too many people are unfamiliar with speciesism. Speciesism is the discrimination of one species over another; more specifically, it is the human species in the exploitation of other animals. Animals are forced to participate in many unnatural activities in the entertainment and science worlds. One of the most torturous of these activities is the circus. As a result of inhumane treatment and conditions, animals should …

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