Animal Rights

Great Photo Op for Having Your Infant Mauled to Death By Bear

| by PETA

File this one in the "Near-Death Experiences During My Infancy" section of the family photo album:

This picture was taken at a circus during intermission by a U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspector who was responding to a
complaint that PETA had filed against the traveling bear act.

cited the bear exhibitor for unsafe handling, but don't count on the
federal government to protect you—this reckless handler and many others
like her are still in business.

Photo-ops at circuses and traveling zoos featuring captive bears,
tiger and lion cubs, primates, snakes, and other animals are all too
common, and they're recipes for disaster.

Wild animals are easily
startled and routinely act on instinct.
These natural instincts can mean that the animals defend themselves
with strong arms and legs, sharp teeth, and long claws when they feel

Handlers cannot protect themselves, let alone the general
public, from a frightened or angry wild animal. Members of the public,
including children, can be and have been harmed during these
irresponsible photo-ops.

If you see or hear about a show near you in
which wild animals are being used for photo-ops with the public, take action to stop it. You could be saving someone's life.