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  1. #1
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    Default Wow! Amazing Horse and Bear Circus Act!

    Incredible how calm these horses are! Even "airs above ground" and "trick riding" with the bear on the horse! Some amazing scenes in this video!

    http://youtu.be/bCyk8zbnp9g
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    Those are some more horses to put up with that but I absolutely hate wild animals being in a circus. It's just sad. People should be in the circus not
    those animals. It makes me want to cry.
    You know why cowboys don't like Appaloosas?" - Answer: Because to train a horse, you have to be smarter than it is.



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    That made me feel ill. The one bear had a thin, wire muzzle! Both bears look miserable and at times irate, and the horses just looked resigned. Very sad.



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    I wondered why the horse looked so stiff, then I noticed his head is pretty much tied to his chest. Poor thing, why could they not have a nice vaulting act instead. Those poor horses...



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    I am surprised the horse with the flaxen mane could breath! this throat latch is so freaking tight, you cannot even see it ! and what is up with his "eyebrows"? both horses have rubs above their eyes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pj View Post
    Those are some more horses to put up with that but I absolutely hate wild animals being in a circus. It's just sad. People should be in the circus not
    those animals. It makes me want to cry.
    THIS



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    That just makes my skin crawl. I'd like to tie the handlers heads to their chest, put the bears on their backs and remove their muzzles



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    Sorry, I don't like things like this at all. This kind of stuff just gives the Radical Animal Rights Activits more ammunition when they start with their anti-animal use campaigns.

    The thin wire muzzles and wire leads on the bears must be painful. That must be some European or Russian circus. Any ideas where this was going on?

    Horse vaulting with humans is just fine- THAT is a legitimate use of a horse, but using bears is unnatural to both sepcies.

    Sorry, but this gets an "unlike" button from me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by downen View Post
    That made me feel ill. The one bear had a thin, wire muzzle! Both bears look miserable and at times irate, and the horses just looked resigned. Very sad.
    I agree. This video is sad.



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    Thumbs down

    I sincerely hope the OP was being sarcastic here...



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    Highly disturbing....



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    Sorry, Mike, there is nothing "amazing" about this video. Yes, the horses are tolerant. Bears are not domesticated animals. Their "training" is accomplished through brutal and coercive methods. They are extremely stressed in captivity. This is cruelty, pure and simple.



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    horrible.



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