If you know cats, and even if you don't, you'll recognise the expressions and stances displayed by these big cats: they are anything but happy.
Circuses are marketed as happy places, but for animals forced to perform unnaturally, the reality is they are not.
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Looks like an image from some time ago? This photograph was taken just a few months back, in France where it's still legal to use animals in circuses.
Last week a tiger was shot dead in the streets of Paris after escaping from a circus. The animals there know only fear, in an industry we like to call 'entertainment'. Recently, we saw a ban on all circus animals in Italy and Ireland - a positive step forwards and one that will hopefully set precedent for future countries to follow, helping us move closer towards a society where animals used in entertainment are only in the history books.
Lion in the circus. France, 2017.
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