''These are wild animals. They are beaten and tortured to break them of their natural instincts and forced to learn tricks simply to amuse humans. You can see this on Youtube -- just look up Circus Cruelty and you will be completely horrified. Many people think children love circuses, but they have never seen their beloved animal friends being beaten with sticks, whips and hooks behind closed doors prior to these events. Their views would certainly change if they saw the truth.