The Last Real Circus Family

The Last Real Circus Family

MALE SPEAKER 1: Children
of all ages. Everything forgotten, except
the magic world they’re in. Circus world. DERRICK ROSAIRE: We’ve got
18 bears to take care of. They’ve got 38 lions and
tigers, a petting zoo. There’s just a lot of
stuff around here. KAY ROSAIRE: We’ve always been
saving animals all our lives. We rescued everything
that needed a home. We are pro-animal. We are animal welfare. But there’s a big difference
between animal welfare and animal rights. MALE SPEAKER 2: Both elephants
were forced to perform almost until the day of their deaths. MALE SPEAKER 3: How can we
consider ourselves civilized while we continue to allow the
suffering and abuse of animals simply for entertainment? CLAYTON ROSAIRE: PETA, the
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, they think
the animals are better off dead than working for
us, happy, alive, in this nice area. It’s messed up, huh? Uh-oh. There goes the mic. This is what I really love,
otherwise, I’d have done something else. It’s not like my family’s not
like, [WHIP SOUND], you will be a dog trainer. You get to choose what
you want to do. It’s what you love. RYAN DUFFY: Did you just
get pissed on? FEMALE SPEAKER 1: This is
how they train them. This is wrong! MALE SPEAKER 4: This gives
the circuses across America a black eye. This is exactly what people
protest against. PAM ROSAIRE ZOPPE: There
basically is no more circus anymore. It’s a dying art form. KAY ROSAIRE: I think people will
miss it when it’s gone. If they don’t pay attention,
it will be. DERRICK ROSAIRE: Don’t
even think about it. RYAN DUFFY: I don’t know
if you guys do this. It’s up to you, but if I were
you, my pick up line would be, hey, I train fucking bears. DERRICK ROSAIRE: I have
a little better pick up line than that. I point at my leg. RYAN DUFFY: Whoo, what the
hell happened there? DERRICK ROSAIRE: And that’s what
happens when you screw up working around bears. RYAN DUFFY: Holy fuck, dude. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: Say hi. RYAN DUFFY: Hi buddy. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: Oh, shit. RYAN DUFFY: Oh, dude. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: Sorry,
I had to. Did you hear the squeaking
noise again? That was his hiney. RYAN DUFFY: We’re here in
Sarasota, Florida, with one of the last great American
circus families. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: We try to
rescue all the exotic animals that we can, and then I’m really
pushing in the future that we’ll be able to rescue a
lot of exotic dancers. ‘Cause they need a home– [LAUGHTER] KAY ROSAIRE: You’re so bad. RYAN DUFFY: The Rosaires are a
10th generation circus family dating all the way back to
royal court jesters in medieval England. KAY ROSAIRE: Yeah, we have
a really long history. Here’s my grandfather
and my grandmother. My father had a broken back when
he was a little boy, and so he had to quit doing
aerial things. He couldn’t do anything
acrobatic anymore. And he always loved animals, so
he focused on animals his whole life. RYAN DUFFY: In 1960, Kay’s
father, Derrick Rosaire, Sr., immigrated to the United States
from South Wingfield, England, to appear on The Ed
Sullivan Show with his equestrian act, Rosaire and
Tony the Wonder Horse. He went on to perform on the
Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and at the White House
for President Nixon. KAY ROSAIRE: The culture in
America has a different view of circus because of P. T.
Barnum and his attitude about sort of shocking people. He changed the atmosphere of
the circus in this country. We’re also in an era now where
people don’t go out as much as they do. They’re not used to live
entertainment. But the biggest impact
on the circus was the animal rights activists. MALE SPEAKER 3: Circuses cannot
provide animals with the facilities they need to
be healthy and happy. MALE SPEAKER 5: Many of
these animals will literally go insane. FEMALE SPEAKER 2: Animal abuse
is billed as family entertainment. Although zoos claim to be
educational, they are still profit-making enterprises that
too often put their own commercial self-interest in
front of animal welfare. KAY ROSAIRE: All the animals
that I ever trained were all animals that needed a home. I always rescued. I never bought any animals. So I had always done that. And then after I had more than
I could handle, I just wanted to rescue more. So as my career blossomed,
and I had the money, I built the facility. RYAN DUFFY: The Big Cat Habitat
began rescuing animals in 1987 and has since grown
to feature three housing complexes, adjoining exercise
habitats, and pools, and it’s currently home to tigers,
ligers, lions, bears, and basically, anything else with
fur, a shell, or wings. GIRL: Well, I came here to study
a little bit about the different animals, and I’ve
never really seen any kinds of animals like these before. FEMALE SPEAKER 3: We’ve
been here before. We love animals. This is a great place to bring
people to show them what they’re doing with preserving
these animals and taking good care of them. KAY ROSAIRE: My brother started
being a softy for bears, and Pam with
the chimps. And so it just sort of naturally
evolved into this. Why you got to bug me, huh? RYAN DUFFY: Caring for these
animals is a 24/7 job. And for Pam, Kay’s sister, they
might as well be family. PAM ROSAIRE ZOPPE: Well, I tried
everything, and I like chimps the best. I raised my daughter
with a chimp. When my daughter was born, one
of my chimps was pregnant, and I didn’t even know it. And his mother died
when he was born. So I ended up breastfeeding
him. I don’t know, I just felt so bad
for their plight because they’ve always been mishandled
and mistreated. So my heart went out to them. I started buying little baby
chimps that were heading for research when I was
a teenager. And Newton was probably the
best chimp I ever had. It was quite interesting to
raise him along with a child. Newton was an excellent cook. RYAN DUFFY: Cooks
meaning what? PAM ROSAIRE ZOPPE: Cook food. My plan was to do a cooking
program and call it Newton’s Kitchen, but we filmed the
first one, and five days later, Newton had a
stroke and died. KAY ROSAIRE: Kayes Lions
is my uncle. That’s why I’m named Kay. My uncle had been a famous lion
trainer in England during the ’30s and ’40s. And then when I was in high
school, I had the chance to work with Clarence, the
cross-eyed lion. And that’s when I started
working with big cats, and I was hooked on them. That’s what I decided
I wanted to do. And it was interesting, because
sometimes I’d have her mouth open, and I’d be putting
my head in her mouth in these big auditoriums with the super
troupers, and I could see the spotlight shining in
through her nose. It gave me chills when I
realized how lucky I was and never got hurt. 13,000 times. Well, because I did an average
of about 500 shows a year. RYAN DUFFY: Anyone who questions
circus people and their care for animals, and the
conditions, should have to come here at 8:00 AM and clean
up tiger shit with these guys. Because there’s no way you’d
do that if you don’t truly love animals. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: You get up, you
clean everybody out, make sure everybody’s got
fresh water. Here at the habitat,
they all rotate. They all have these big outdoor
habitats that they get to run and play and
everything. It’s a full day. You really have to spend most
of the day with the animals. RYAN DUFFY: It’s just
a different smell. It’s not even like shit. It’s pure dead animal. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: You know what
I’m saying, one little slip-up, and you could be
that turd down there. RYAN DUFFY: Oh, that
is terrible. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: It’s
rewarding, isn’t it? CLAYTON ROSAIRE: You know, way
back in the old days, a lot of the videos they showed when
they’re trying to make it look bad, a lot of those animals
were from the wild. They got them from wild animal
parks, and they’d just go in and grab a couple and throw them
in a truck and sell them. Times were different, so
those type of acts were totally different. You never saw in the old days
a tiger trainer petting a tiger, because it was a
different relationship. Well, times change. You have to learn to work with
the animals and be a part of their family and have them
be a part of your family. You don’t have to be
cruel to them. You don’t have to abuse them. They can be great kids,
and they can love you. There’s always been a connection
between man and beast, and we just show
them how it can be done the right way. KAY ROSAIRE: Our mission has
become really important over the last 20 years, because the
environmental issues that are going on with animals
disappearing and all of that, we are able to let people see
them up close and personal. And it makes them much
more willing to help them in the wilds. We just lost my brother. This is my brother, Derrick,
with the bear, Peter. RYAN DUFFY: That’s
a great picture. Derrick Rosaire, Jr.
died in 2010. And since then, his sons have
taken over his place as caretakers of the bears. FREDERICK ROSAIRE:
Aspa, wave, wave. Higher. Give me a good wave. DERRICK ROSAIRE: Well, the big
male we have down at that end weighs 1,500 pounds. He stands 11 foot tall. That’s an average male Kodiak. FREDERICK ROSAIRE: But
everything you do with them, you have to do nicely. You have to be very gentle about
it, because if you try to force them, they eat you. DERRICK ROSAIRE: If it wasn’t
for circus, five species of bears would be extinct. Yeah, it’s what we’ve
all our lives, it’s what we’re good at. And lay down. KAY ROSAIRE: You know, it’s
amazing, because had our circus friend not sent it to
me, we never would have had any of this stuff. Because by the time the
newspaper articles came out, my parents were already
in the next city. It’s neat to have
all this stuff. ELLEN ROSAIRE: Well, my dad was
a fabulous horse trainer, because he didn’t really– he called it teaching. He would teach them,
and that’s how we’ve always trained. Just the lips. OK, wide, good boy. We all work with all different
kinds of animals. I went with horses, because
I love to ride. I have a need for speed. I’ve been riding for more
than a half a century. And I still will get
on a horse and just go ripping away. I love it. We love what we do, and
obviously they love us. Give me a hug. Good. I think there’s a decline
in live family entertainment of all kinds. There’s so much going
on in the world now. There’s so many other forms of
entertainment happening. There’s a lot to choose from. And people don’t always take
the time to enjoy a live performance. For some reason, it’s way
easier to just say, oh put the TV on. PAM ROSAIRE ZOPPE: See the
old-fashioned clothes? So it was quite a thing when
the circus came to town. They would parade into town. They’d all line up and
all come in together. And during the Depression, there
were over 44 circuses in this country, and they
did very, very well. People were seeking affordable
entertainment. When you went to the Ringling
show, and you saw Gunther Gebel-Williams, it warmed
your heart. There’s none of that now. You know, there’s something to
be said for the old school. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: –at the
beginning of his training. Everybody please say
hello to Handsome! Come on, Handsome, let’s
go, big guy! Handsome– PAM ROSAIRE ZOPPE: I think
there’ll always be circus, and to which level, or how
many, I don’t know. But I’m sure it’ll be around. It’s been in this country for
over 220 years, I believe, so why would it stop? CLAYTON ROSAIRE: Circus is
supposed to be a place where you can take your entire family,
mom, dad, the kids, everybody, and make
them all happy. That’s what circus
is all about. In one form or another, it
will still be around. FREDERICK ROSAIRE: As long as
people need entertainment, it’ll be there. DERRICK ROSAIRE: The
show must go on. That’s one of our sayings. It’s a shitty saying,
but it works. [APPLAUSE] KAY ROSAIRE: Everytime you
hear something, oh, the courtroom erupted into a
three-ring circus, you know, it’s such a misnomer because
there’s nothing more organized than a three-ring circus. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: When you’re
ready, of course. And they need all that stuff. Just so you know, Mr. Cameraman,
it’s good luck to get peed on by a tiger. RYAN DUFFY: Did you just
get pissed on? I like that. CLAYTON ROSAIRE: You actually,
physically, now– I don’t know if you know this or
not, but you belong to her. If she had a motorcycle right
now, you would be riding on the back of that motorcycle.

Comments (100)

  1. Couldn't pay me to get in a cage with a lion or bear. No sir!!!! I'm gonna stand on the outside.

  2. No animals that I eat have been tortured.

  3. They have to clean out the tiger shit… its their job.

  4. Not to mention, murdered.

  5. Great documentary

  6. you are right they are just being drugged LOL

  7. Maybe not mistreated but having a paddock to walk around in as a Lion still doesn't compare to the serengeti does it?

  8. Man peta just sucks ass

  9. I live in Sarasota Florida

  10. Aww what a nice family.. I hope peta leaves them alone!! fucking hate peta

  11. These people are the exception, not the rule. Animals don't belong in circuses. 99% of the time, circus animals are abused, not treated like the "family" we see in this video. 

  12. Although I don't like animal abuse we must remember the sideshow went extinct and the circus is all we have if that goes that's it.
    Watch traveling sideshow shocked and amazed on you tube
    – pissed off sideshow performer

  13. If you can't see how perfect this is you are blind, deaf and dumb

  14. Although these animals are not trained barbarically, they are still being used for 'monetary exploitation'…..if this family TRULY cared about them(and not the money) they would send them to a certified and government regulated sanctuary

  15. This is beautiful!

  16. What a bunch of hypocrites they preach to hate jews and that jews are the problem with america but they dont seem to realize that jewish people worship the same god they do and they dont recognize jesus as a prophet, again what hypocrites.  

  17. training the animals to perform tricks is a constructive way to keep them stimulated and desensitize them to all the human handling they'll encounter. also, the shows bring in more money to keep the place open. both outcomes benefit the animals, so think again if you still believe having the animals perform is wrong.

  18. min. 4:20 – 4:30 you will hear "Ligers"

  19. These dudes are expoliting not saving. Wankers. They need to stop!
    Rescue my arse. You want to rescue … pay for them to go to their native countries and complete a re-introduction program. Arse holes.
     If you can train an animal to dance, you can train it to hunt.

  20. i think that these people are helping, not to mention they invest all their time and the animals are now family to them. all your negative comments suck, you would love a pet tiger, don't lie!

  21. PETA kills more animals than they claim to save

  22. Love animals
    Feed them…look after them…
    they are the wonders of nature.

  23. So they have a male Kodiak at 1500 lbs and 11 feet tall ? Bullshit (height, not the weight). A male Kodiak at 11 feet is far above even a large specimen and represents an extreme. Even a male polar bear at 11 feet is extreme, and they have an elongated morphology whilst being of broadly similar size or slightly larger. He then says "that's an average male Kodiak" Bullshit, again. That weight (the height is already grossly exaggerated) is for a very large male carrying significant bulk or an obese/morbidly obese smaller male. Next we have "if it wasn't for circus, 5 species of bears would be extinct"…more bullshit !

  24. If I had this Circus close by and knew how amazing they treated their animals I would go all the time.

  25. People if you care about animals, please don't give PETA your money. They will steal your animals and kill them.

  26. Rescue my ass. Where are u going rescue a freaking white tiger or lion. Freaking liars. Tigers, lions, and all those poor animas were stolen out of the wild. Idiots don't want educated people to know what they really do🙌

  27. Fuck PETA 98% of the animals in their shelters end up getting euthanized.

  28. I am 100% for animal rights and am usually against animal circuses. But I have a lot of respect for these people and don't think they are doing any wrong doing. They are rescuing animals, not taking from the wild, or buying them. Also, they have large habitats and seem to be taken care of well, happy, and not stressed. And if their priority is reaching animals, then using them in a circus like this is a great idea. This way, unlike some other rescues, they can make money to continue keeping the sanctuary and caring for the animals. As long as the training doesn't include physically abusing the animals, or overworking them, I have no problem with this.

  29. So this circus isn't cruel? 🙂

  30. Damn animal abusers. If you want to help an animal why does it have to perform? That is animal abuse wail you people make money, that is what's going on here

  31. How can these people claim to even try and say that they are trying to help animals in the wild when the exhibit clear animal inbreeding and hybridisation. I personally believe that these people actually care for these animals but they clearly are uneducated on what the animal husbandry requirement are and that's why all circus need to be shut down because of all the moving and stress it takes on the animals and don't get me wrong here I'm not anti zoo but I believe any facility with exotic animals should and must have an active role in providing the best care for the animals and a a active goal for endangered species breeding+animal re wilding programs.

  32. super boring and doesn't even produce a compelling reason to support circuses. Not saying I agree with PETA but this is terrible.

  33. This is meannnn😭

  34. as much i do not believe in using animals as entertainment , these folks aren't abusing the animals….the animals are bought, and the people work just as hard to maintain shit…i mean i don't see any harm in giving them activities to do while they make money off it as long as they take care them with care and give them home that they are part of. 

    what would be a form of abuse to the homeless animals is to leave them alone bored to death without attention.

  35. I use to be one of those PETA/animal rights supporting people. I was that extreme activist guy who annoyed everyone to death. But, I then read loads of articles on the real PETA. It is a very corrupt organization. If you look at the statistics, animals everywhere are going extinct because of bans against breeding and ownership of exotic animals set in order by fanatics who call themselves animal lovers! These animals will be gone soon and they are only making it worse! They try to shut down zoos, (I agree some zoos don't deserve to be open) do they realize that zoos are some of the only places that people will ever enjoy beautiful animals! Would they rather people have trashy entertainment that's not wholesome? I myself am still vegan, I love animals more than you know! I've volunteered at an animal shelter for four years, but only recently have I come to realize what true animal loving is all about.

  36. why still a stick with the tigers, why still a chain on the adult chimp? why not building a national park or create a breeding program? they seem nice to the animals and the animals seem to love them back and seeing them as family. But it's not like they're putting any effort to let them experience and develop their natural instincts. My opinion…

  37. as long as these animals are all rescues and are not being forced to do anything and they have proper lives for domesticated animals than i dont see a problem

  38. Really appreciate the effort done by these guys…
    People hunt wild exotic animals, they trade with their skin, teeth or with the animal itself. This is so unfair. Just because they cannot express their feelings in words doesn't mean we have a right to exploit them for r benefits. Every living being on this earth has a RIGHT TO LIVE ND LOVE.
    We need more people like this wonderful family. God bless u guys 🙂

  39. Visited them today.. They treat there animals first class. I highly recommend this animal facility.. Love you Ms Kay….. 😊

  40. they're such beautiful creatures

  41. Animals aren't supposed to be used as entertainment if you ask me…

  42. I am an animal activist and proud to be one. I believe that as time has gone on animal entertainment has become more and more corrupt and unfortunately because of that horrible majority the handful of circus families like the one shown here pick up the scrutiny. Their dedication to rescuing all animals is something to be admired and although it cannot be denied that the best place for animals is in their natural habitat (without poachers and human interference), because of the world we live in, an organisation like this is probably the next most humane option.

  43. Oh please reload with sound. It's such a beautiful …musical movie or whatever you call it…

  44. "we're here in sarasota FL…"
    …of fucking course

  45. Boycott circuces! Some animals may be happy but they are exceptions and you never know for sure how they treat their animals when youre not watching!

  46. You may not see suffering but you never know plus they shouldn't be in cages.

  47. ohhhh pawis na ako sa kakapanood ang ganda

  48. I hate mistreatment of animals, but these people seem to genuinely care for these animals. I think that animals performing is okay IF they are not abused, their needs are met, and are considered WILD ANIMALS.

  49. I am always surprised by people whining about and doing nothing. It is retarded. If you want a good life for animals, why not to deliver? Show a great example and people will follow. Where is Fantastic PETA-funded animal paradise? Where is animal activists elaborate win-win for both animals and people profitable long-term solutions? Nothing. Easier to make banners and shout hateful things, hoping that someone will do everything for them. It is childish. And they never go against big scary organizations, only after relatively small ones. Thinking it will make any significant difference.

  50. Any one that cannot understand that breast feeding an animal in order to replace their dead parent, and how loving and beautiful it is. can drink bleach.

  51. the show must go on. drink bleach you abuser. no one is buying what you say on camera.

  52. I love horses ❤️

  53. everybody that knows me, knows how much im against circuses. and how much i speak, and act against them. BUT honestly this circus deserves respect where animals are rescued, cared for and loved. you can see that from how animals treat the members of the circus (family). and even how animals treat strangers. if an animal is abused it would act differently. which is the case in most circuses, and that's not my opinion, but its a fact derived from research, official and unofficial investigations. here they are happy, licking their trainers outta love, playing, rolling, interacting, etc. god bless you guys for being kind to those animals. first time in my life i dont hate a circus.

  54. I agree and disagree bc yea I know u love animals and I feel like they still think the all circuses don't abuse animals but they do so u can't say this and that when u don't even work thee bc me myself have worked at a circus and it was horrible no one even wanted to try and teach the animals they just hit them so that's my opinion thx😄😄

  55. his voice at 7:05 couldn't be more irritating

  56. In 2009, Rosaire cited for failure to properly identify the dogs and failure to provide proper storage of their food to keep it free of vermin. A dog was being housed in 4.8 square feet of space when the USDA minimum for a dog his size was 6.67 square feet. USDA regulations only require that the animal be able to stand up and turn around in their cages and Rosaire was not meeting even this barest of minimums.

    Rosaire license 58-C-0387 cited for three violations including a freezer that was not working properly where animal food was stored, bears being separated only by use of hot wire where they could reach through and harm each other and bears being kept in such small cages that they could not get out of their own excrement.

  57. And I thought other circuses were like this. Until I went to Ringling Bro's with my family…
    We need ALL circuses like this one!

  58. I didn't know Guy Fieri was a circus trainer

  59. Am glad to see another pespective of it but i still cant agree with circus, animals shouldnt be used for entertainement and sure maybe this circus takes good care of the animals but do all of them? doubt it. You can have a good circus without the animals, why breed a wild animal that will only know life on a cage? just dont breed them at all.

  60. i love the circus… i went many times when i was younger.

  61. I love that horse-riding lady.

  62. At 09:20 the guy says that if it wasn't for circus 5 species of bear would be extinct. I'm curious to know what these species are. Personally I think it's a load of bollox.

  63. Bullshit you let people monetize using animals for entertainment and you'll have plenty of animal abuse

  64. You show all the horrible footage of the circus and then one good circus. Are you trying to make the statement that this is what all circuses are like? These people aren't like TYRPICAL CIRCUS TYPES. These people actually have a different motive. They DON'T travel with their animals, they provide them with exercise and enrichment. I never have seen that at Ringling Brothers.

  65. I hope those animals piss on every one they come close too!!

  66. horses are like big doggos

  67. yall would have a lot more fans if you got out of those liberal states come to the south i would love to see a show and as long as there taken care of we wont shoot you

  68. thank God the circus and its evil cruel ways are dead and rotting in hell where it belongs

  69. Was not expecting a voice this deeper at 6:57 …


  71. 5:23 Wait what…?

  72. it's unfortunate that the animal rights movements are more than less endangering the lives of many captive animals rather than helping support the growth and development of care and fundraising for those [captive animals]. i had quite the awful experience a few years ago when my farm was "raided" with animal services and they took away 15+ of our barn cats for no particular reason (and it is perfectly legal to have as many cats as we did where we live, and they were in well care and tame, etc.), and which likely all of the cats were sent to a facility in which they murder them or stick them in a cage for the rest of their sorry lives. i hate to be stubborn and i don't like leaving my opinions on the internet too often but this strikes a cord with me, and my own bad experiences have biased me to frown upon a lot of the social justice-y animal rights movements in first world countries like mine. anyways.

  73. It’s amazing to have a family history as cool as theirs. 10 generations of circus trainers is nothing to snuff at

  74. Our idea of “proper care” or “animal welfare” is not necessarily the treatment that will best support an animal. I would have to disagree with all the people in the comments supporting this. Tigers, lions, bears etc don’t deserve to be in these rather small cages and enclosures. They don’t belong domesticated and around people. They should be in the wild, living for a greater purpose than serving humans. We see these people petting them and hugging them, we see the enclosures and the “happy” animals, when in reality we have no idea the kind of stress and harm this is doing to these animals to live in such an artificial environment.

  75. Question is would they do this for free? No of course not money is the driving force not the love of these beautiful animals.

  76. You know, I read the top comment that said animals aren't supposed to be used as entertainment and I thought, jeez I agree with that! But thinking about it, I don't know. I went to a dog herding trial the other day, and it brought tears to my eyes to see a border collie work and truly do what it was bred to do and be excited about it. I grew up with horses and my lovely mare lived in a large pasture with all the grass she could eat, but she was still always eager to go out and have an adventure. Whether that was a competition, trail ride, or just another casual ride at the arena. I always felt bad for the horses who just sat in a pasture and never got to get out and use their head to accomplish something. It's awesome, and important for animals to have purpose. In the same way it's important for a human to have purpose. These animals have all the food and water they need- they're no longer hunting for their next meal and can now use their brain to accomplish something else. They welcome that distraction. Now, there's definitely animals out there that could care less, and are happy to live a void existence, (like a shih tzu or something) but most animals get excited to go for a walk or trail ride. Ask any pup who jumps up and down when the word walk is mentioned. My dog loves to learn, I do agility and rally with her and she's always ready to learn another trick. My horse is the same way, I ride her in reining and do various lateral work that engages her mind and she loves it. Food for thought.

  77. 4:11 pictures like that and an exciting life long job. Wow

  78. This reminds me of the roadside zoo in Indiana….which breaks all kind of laws

  79. Is this dedrick from would you rather???!

  80. what a fascinating family history they have

  81. Please show some respect to animals and don't use them to make your own money and for entertainment because some of them are not happy don't look down at them just because they're animals

  82. Poor animals 😞

  83. They're blaming the fall of circus entertainment on how people these days don't enjoy live entertainment and prefer TV.

    Yeah no. Broadway shows are extremely popular in America, including How To Train Your Dragon, War Horse, Hamilton, and various shakespeare plays. Don't blame this on the "lack of appreciation for live entertainment", it's because of animal cruelty. And also human trafficking. Circuses have a history of human trafficking as well.

  84. Clicked on the video with anger, well that flew away quick.

  85. What is this circus called?

  86. "we only rescue animals that need a home" so you mean like the actual wild where they were born?

  87. Trying to show this to my daughter and all that came out was fucking this holy fuck that.

    Far out. Stopped immediately.

  88. Shut it down…animals are not here for our entertainment. Keep them away from humans….let them live in sanctuaries….this is horrible.

  89. These are some of the most mixed feelings I've ever had. Like this is awesome, clearly. But seaworld and that kind of shit is disgusting. How do you legislate this?

  90. Something not graphic good job vice

  91. ⚠️⚠️Newton the chimp died five days after filming the first cooking show…. Ummm I wonder could the stroke that killed him have been caused by the human food he was obviously eating ‼️.. Yeah people that's CARING for animals!!!! Animals are NOT for #Entertainment #StopAnimalExploitation

  92. I'm no liberal or PETA fan , but times have moved on and for me personally wild animals should not be circus attractions at all in the 21 century . The ethics of a zoo is a whole different subject but in general zoos I feel are ok . But dancing bears and big cats performing and elephants etc etc ? for entertainment, in a travelling circus ? it just does not have a place in modern society .

  93. Vice lets rewind back to the good ol days. At one point I loved you guys, if at any point I had time to stop and catch up with Tv y'all were my first pick! Now days you lay so far left so blatantly I cant fk with it

  94. This shows that nobody who trains animals for a living has any excuse not to treat them like these people do. I'm sure there are more out there like them, but there sure seem to be a lot of shitty fucks out there too.

  95. Omg this makes me so happy, i really had a different view of the circus, but I would actually go see this family, mainly because their animals are rescues! They will be rewarded for their kindness to animals inshallah

  96. The circus came to town when I was living in Mexico. The animals were kept in traditional trailers with bars, like many of us saw in storybooks as kids. No room to move, let alone run, they weren't beings, they were equipment.

  97. So we're gonna just ignore the lady that said said she breastfed a chimp?

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