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Netherlands Officially Bans Wild Animals On Circus Shows

Because animals shouldn’t be mere sources of entertainment.

Mark Andrew





I remember I was in the third grade when my mom first took me to a circus. I was so happy and so wide-eyed the entire time as I watched acrobats and magicians perform right before my eyes. It was, needless to say, an experience that made the world a little more magical – at least for me.

Eventually, the circus animals came out to take their turn entertaining the audience and man! I was at the edge of my seat. Their tricks were mind-blowing and it was pretty fascinating to watch them obey every word of their master.

It was, however later on in my life as an adult that I realized there was absolutely nothing to admire about seeing animals in circus shows. Sure, they’re incredibly talented but the sad truth about them is that they are often cramped and locked in uncomfortable cages while traveling extensively. Also, most of these creatures undergo stressful training and are sometimes abused by their trainers. It’s absolutely heartbreaking to consider.

Perhaps unknown to many, animals go through difficult training before they can perfect their acts.

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In a move that will surely please animal rights activists everywhere, Netherlands has recently implemented a law that prohibits circuses to use wild animals in the country.

Effective September 15, 2015, it is officially illegal for circuses to use bears, elephants, giraffes, and lions in Netherlands.

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Some people will argue that taking animals out from the shows will make boring circus performances. But yep, we’re willing to take that anytime than seeing all these wild animals suffer.

It was a ban that took a lot of years before it was officially put in place.

Currently, animal welfare groups are finding suitable shelter for the circus animals.

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For the past nine years, Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit of the association of Dutch animal welfare organizations worked hard in pushing for it. As of present time, the association is working on finding appropriate homes for the circus animals.

Kudos to everyone involved in making this initiative possible!


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Retiree Makes A Dog Train To Take Rescued Dogs On Fun Trips

This guy decided to spend his retirement years as a train conductor for rescued dogs.

Mini Malabanan



An 80-year-old retiree in Fort Worth, Texas decided to spend his golden years as a train conductor for rescued dogs.

Eugene Bostick and his brother Corky live on a street dead-end where they run a horse barn. Many locals come by and leave their unwanted dogs there.

Not wanting to leave the poor abandoned dogs starving, Eugene decided to adopt them.

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Funny Video Shows Pizza-Lovin’ Rat Carrying A Big Slice

Matt Little shared a short video of a pizza-loving rat in New York – and it immediately went viral.

Mark Andrew



Pizza’s always been my comfort food. I love stuffing my mouth with it. One time, me and my wife shared a little piece with our then 2-year-old son. Suffice it to say that our little boy got hooked right away. He fell in love with it and now automatically replies “pizza” when anyone asks him about his favorite food.

Although sure, we do our best to feed him healthy foods but once in a while, I gladly take home a box so we three can indulge in the awesomeness that is the pizza.

Well it looks like we humans are not alone with our flatbread fascination. As the video below shows us, even rodents dig them too!

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The Real Reason Why Your Dog Follows You Around

Here’s the truth: your beloved dog loves you.

Rej Salvador



A dog is a man's best friend. If you raised your dog since he was a puppy, there is a tremendous tendency for you to become inseparable. When you get home from work, your dog always runs to you in a very excited manner and tries to get your attention. The question is, why does your beloved pooch follow you around all the time?

Your Dog Becomes Sad When You Leave Him


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We do not need a study to prove this. It is the nature of dogs to seem sad when their human companion leaves the house. It is also their tendency to wait around until their beloved owner gets home. Dogs feel uncomfortable when they are alone and they like being with their loving master. Awwww.

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