About us FAQs I don’t think that wild animals should be in circuses but what are the issues for domestic animals? Life in a circus is not the same as life in a home for dogs, cats, birds, horses and other domesticated animals. They are often forced to travel hundreds of miles and perform unnatural tricks for audiences. For example, horses are forced to carry numerous people on their backs and perform “dances” which puts dangerous pressure on their joints and ligaments, risking long-term health damage. We believe that no animal should be exploited for entertainment purposes.