Students Halt Animal Circus on Campus

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Posted March 14, 2012 by Ryan Huling

After years of protests and petitioning, student animal rights supporters at Michigan State University (MSU) have prevailed in stopping the cruel Royal Hanneford Circus from visiting campus again this year.

In response to student protests and cruelty concerns, MSU declined to host animal circuses on campus in 2009. Unfortunately, by 2010, they were brought back to campus—until now.

The school has announced that there are no plans to bring animals back to MSU in 2012, and students are now calling for a permanent ban. In a news release, Mitch Goldsmith of MSU’s Students Promoting Animal Rights had this to say:

The cruelty and abuse involved in animal circuses is contrary to the values we hold at Michigan State University. Now is the time for [P]resident Simon and the Board of Trustees to move forward with an [outright] ban of animal circuses on campus.

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  • 1099 days ago

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    Animal circuses are a bit outdated now, they are pretty much a throw back to the freak shows of the 18 and 1900’s; only with animals. It’s no wonder that they are seen less and less nowadays. Personally I think there is no excuse, especially when human circuses (trapeze artists and the like) don’t infringe upon animal rights and they involve a high level of skill and precision which is enthralling to watch.

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  • 1160 days ago

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    good for them’great work

  • 1167 days ago

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    Way to go!

  • 1168 days ago

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    Nicely done 😀 Good job!

  • 1170 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i am very proud of them. my hat go off for an outstanding job!!! :) keep that good work guys!@!!!

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