Believe it or not, China regulations ban animal performances in circuses.
Though that doesn't stop illegal circuses from still having them.
The Jinan Animal Carnival Festival had promotional materials that made it look like there were fire juggling bears, goat riding monkeys and tigers riding horses.
That all sounds ahmayzing for a cartoon or something but ridiculously dangerous and cruel in real life.
Animal rights activists estimate that hundreds of these illegal performances go on each year!
A member of an animal protection group in Asia that's been documenting the use of animals in shows said:
"The fact that people were actually phoning the ministry to oppose this particular development was something that we have not heard before for a zoo issue."
The Chinese people are actually really fighting for animal rights!!
Keep it up China and get these cruel circuses shut down!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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