The famous Paris variety show Moulin Rouge has made a groundbreaking decision: It will from now on no longer perform shows with animals . This welcome news comes after public pressure and criticism from the Paris city government. An important step for the animal welfare of possibly will have an impact on other variety theaters and circuses .
Success! Moulin Rouge stops animal shows!
Entertainment with tradition
The Moulin Rouge was founded in 1889 in the Montmartre district of Paris and is known worldwide for its spectacular dance shows. Giant pythons and horses have been a staple in some of these shows. However, the vaudeville has already recently stopped the show with giant snakes. Now follows the decision to also take the horse show “The Little Horses” out of the program.
These steps by the Moulin Rouge send an important signal to other variety theaters and circuses that still work with animals. The decision shows that animals should not be used to entertain people.
Role model function! Moulin Rouge sets new standards in animal welfare.
The renunciation of animal performances at the Moulin Rouge is a great success for animal welfare. It shows that awareness of animal rights and needs is evolving and that society is increasingly standing up against animal exploitation and abuse. It is hoped that other establishments will follow the Moulin Rouge’s example and also forgo animal performances. If this trend continues, it could lead to a fundamental shift in the vaudeville and circus industry away from animal exploitation and toward more ethical and animal-friendly entertainment.
Circus without animals
It remains to be seen how this development will continue and whether other variety theaters and circuses will follow the example of the Moulin Rouge. However, it is clear that good entertainment does not require the exploitation of animals! The Moulin Rouge has also recognized this.
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