I think the last picture shows a guy in a bear suit. His arms are too high for a bear on its hind legs and the fur looks fake.Putin also finally signed off a new law on this in Russia too, late last year, took 8 bloody years to work out:
The bill streamlines rights and responsibilities of federal, regional and municipal authorities on the issue of pet ownershiptass.com
No ban on animal circuses, sadly, it is still too popular over there, despite all the recent incidents and mishaps, see this thread for numerous videos: Circus bear attacks handler
And, there is a powerful circus lobby in Russia, led by prominent clans, like the Zapashny brothers
They have even managed, recently, to prevent Circue du Soleil from setting up shop near Moscow to compete with them (and possibly change the circus culture among Russians themselves, with acrobatic and other human acts, instead of animal troupes; a huge thread to those like the Zapashnys):
The director of one of Russia’s famed, state-funded circuses alleges that a plan to build a new arena on Moscow’s outskirts is an attempt by Cirque du Soleil to undermine the Russian circus. But the site's developer and Canada-based Cirque du Soleil deny the circus director's charges.www.rferl.orgCanada’s Cirque du Soleil has been tugged into a Kremlin row over Russian state support for the arts.www.rbth.comAccording to Director of the Big Moscow Circus Zapashny, the joint project of Mikhail Gutseriev and Cirque du Soleil will have a negative impact on the Russian circus and sports. “We sort this out separately,” President Vladimir Putin said in response.en.crimerussia.com
The law DOES ban private zoos and also keeping wild animals caged at restaurants and such, which has been long an issue there, especially in Siberia, and has led to tragedies: Caged bear rips off woman's arm at boozy Christmas party - and eats it
But, there are also groups over there on whom the effect of the new law is ambigious and unclear, for example, certain travelling groups of Roma (Gypsy) artists, who traditionally keep and use bears in their performances
These too remain highly popular, at weddings, etc; though, some more "progressive" (or what have you) Romas in more recent times have attempted to replace the live bears with a guy in a suit lol
But, purists striving for authenticity and whatnot still insist on using real ones...
It is unclear wether the law applies to them, because some consider them (Romas who perform with bears) as professional circus artists, while others do not, it's a controversial question over there...
I am, honestly, not sure if they will ever be able to properly enforce it, at all, over there...
Hopefully yours works out better...
Again it's always all or nothing with you. What irony are you talking about?. I've raised most of my own meat over the years and they were pretty well treated up til they were dispatched with one shot.Great. So they get to die en mass at a slaughterhouse. After living in a slightly bigger cage. Sounds fun.
The irony of a meat eater criticizing someone for hunting lol.
This isn’t “all or nothing.” This is a criticism of the crocodile tears against hunting. Something that US ETHICAL hunters have to see from time to time. Most people involved in a sport or hobby get to see the worst of the worst in it from time to time. So yes. I’ve seen scumbag hunters and poachers. My first duck hunt at like 7 or 8 was spoiled by 2 drunken assholes that shot an Osprey. It is still the worst hunting experience in my life. I was seething with rage at that age because of how stupid it was. But it was back before cell phones were everywhere. So spare me the “holier than thou” stuff. I report that BS. I’m known to game wardens as a reliable source. Scumbags like that don’t get a pass. Ive reported “family” (cousin’s husband and kin of his) before for poaching.Again it's always all or nothing with you. What irony are you talking about?. I've raised most of my own meat over the years and they were pretty well treated up til they were dispatched with one shot.
Having trailed more than one wounded deer for miles I've also seen the worst of hunting along with the old tradition of tying dead deer on the hoods of cars and driving through neighborhoods until the meat goes bad. So hunting has left a bad taste in my mouth as far as the disrespect of the animals is concerned.
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