• recipient: Great Moscow Circus officials
Care2 update: Videos have emerged that show an unbelievably sad sight. An endangered white rhino named "Mafa" has been forced to perform in several circuses in Russia. As elephants are being phased out because of public outrage over mistreatment and cruelty, apparently circuses are replacing these gentle giants with endangered rhinoceroses.

In one clip at the Russian State Circus, a trainer forces a rhino to sit down and let him get up on his back. In another, at the Safari Circus in Moscow, the rhino is compelled to perform on a circular platform under harsh bright lights. In both videos, the rhino looks nervous, scared, and even flinches when the trainer walks out with a whip.

If it's not poachers or trophy hunters persecuting Rhinos, the 'Great' Moscow Circus is forcing a Rhino to perform as so-called 'entertainment' to screaming crowds.

Please SIGN & SHARE to tell them that Rhinos belong in the WILD, NOT circuses!!
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