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Artists Complain That Ban on Wild Animals Brings Down Circus Industry

by Rukmani Krishna on  May 18, 2013 at 11:29 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
Artists associated with India's circus industry have expressed their distress over a ban on the use of wild animals. They are claiming that half of the circus companies have shut their operations.

The recent hike in diesel prices and a power crisis has also taken a toll.
 Artists Complain That Ban on Wild Animals Brings Down Circus Industry
Artists Complain That Ban on Wild Animals Brings Down Circus Industry
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Pavithran, a circus artist and in charge of Gemini Circus, said, "People have lost interest in the circus. Due to a ban on use of wild animals by the central government. Entertainment through media and television is another reason why circus is losing out on audience. People prefer visiting circus at a central location."

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Pavithran said only the government, as that would help in the revival of the circus.

Gemini Circus is taking care of at least 200 artists, elephants and other animals.

During a performance in Coimbatore, artists mesmerized the spectators with a wide array of acts ranging from gymnastics to dare devil antics.

The animals were also a part of the show besides juggling and fire poi.

Source: ANI
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