Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Circuses Without Animals (But Which Ones?)

These animal rights protesters set up this colorful demonstration today  in front of Congress, on Plaza Bolivar, demanding passange of a law prohibiting circuses from using animals.

It seems like an admirable goal, since many of those animals are likely abused.

I asked one of the demonstrators, tho, whether humans aren't animals and whether Congress isn't a circus. She had to agree. So, wouldn't this law also ban politicians from Congress? Perhaps fear of losing their jobs and perks is why Congress hasn't voted for this law.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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