A circus trainer puts (from left) a lion, lioness and Siberian tiger through their paces during a show by the Chinese Prosperous Nation Circus Troupe in the Guanyin Mountain National Forest Park in Dongguan, China. Photo: AFP

Chinese circus defends using rare animals in its acts despite poor crowds at shows and constant criticism of its methods

Circuses have a history going back more than 2,500 years in China, but the country also has some of the world’s laxest animal rights laws, and campaigners have long called for tougher regulations to be introduced

Topic |   Animal rights in China

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A circus trainer puts (from left) a lion, lioness and Siberian tiger through their paces during a show by the Chinese Prosperous Nation Circus Troupe in the Guanyin Mountain National Forest Park in Dongguan, China. Photo: AFP
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