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Circuses That Exploit Animals are Dying Out


Dear Editor:

Families who care about animals want no part of circuses that force them to perform.

But instead of modernizing by featuring only willing human performers, Jordan World Circus clings to a broken business model.

Because it no longer holds an exhibitor's license from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the circus leases the animals it exploits. Larry Carden, whose elephant act is touring with Jordan World Circus, was charged with abusive behavior toward an elephant after he reportedly stuck a heavy, steel-tipped bullhook into the animal's mouth to force him offstage.

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