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LIFETIME OF TORTURE: North Korean circus from hell forces tormented animals to do cruel acts

Bears were paraded out and cruelly made to leapfrog their trainers, dance and twirl, and skip with a rope before bowing to the audience. Monkeys were also subjected to the cruel treatment. Nobody dared to complain or leave.

PATRICK KNOX: ‘Disturbing video footage has emerged showing bears and monkeys being forced to dance and do tricks in a vile North Korean circus. Aussie Mark Woodman, 42, was taken to the circus in Pyongyang as part of a five-day tour of the country. But to his horror, bears were paraded out and cruelly made to leapfrog their trainers, dance and twirl, and skip with a rope before bowing to the audience. Monkeys were also subjected to the cruel treatment. Mr Woodman said that nobody dared to complain or leave… Mr Woodman, from Perth, Western Australia, said the bears’ behaviour was so unnatural that some spectators had thought they were actually people in costume…

Campaigning group Animal Defenders International (ADI) said circus animals like these had been tamed by a lifetime of suffering. ADI president Jan Creamer said: “Forced to perform in circus style shows, these poor animals endure a lifetime of suffering and deprivation. “Denied the normal, social and mental stimulation they would enjoy with their families in the wild, the compliance of these intelligent, feeling animals is achieved through violence, threats, and withdrawal of food, water and affection during training. “The public can help end their suffering by avoiding animal shows and letting attractions know why they are taking their custom elsewhere”.’ SOURCE…

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