Zena the Tigress Was Dragged by Her Tail During a Seizure While "Performing" in a Circus

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Artur Bagdasarov & Karina
Animal abuse is apparently a brother and sister bonding activity, too. Artur and Karina make their living abusing 6 tigers in a circus in Russia. One of their captives, Zena the tigress, had a seizure during a show and their response is so telling — they drag her by her tail, whip her and poke at her. But the truth is: she never should have been "performing" in this circus in the first place, especially not if she is epileptic. 

Sign the petition to demand this abusive circus that exploits wild animals is shut down forever. 

The video of Zena's seizure shows the tiger after she had been jumping through hoops on fire, a task which is not at all natural to tigers. In fact, loud circus noises, lights, and sounds of people screaming are all very stressful to wild animals like tigers and they should never be exposed to it for human gain. But Zena is forced to do it nonetheless while the trainers yell at her and use whips to threaten her and the other five tigers. 

Then Zena collapses and has a seizure that lasts over a minute. She defecates and convulses violently. And her trainer? He pulls her by her tail, whips her, and then someone throws water on her face. The audience is scared, and they should be. A wild animal is having a health problem and it's likely due to the stress of "performing" in this abusive circus. 

Please sign the petition to demand that Zena and all the other animals in this circus are sent to a sanctuary and the circus is shut down!
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