France Already had the Most Boring Circuses

I’ve already seen French circuses. You want to see people do spin-jumps through hoops, you want to see those Chinese boys stack on top of each other, but the rest is just these stupid clowns.

No animals.


France’s environment minister has announced a gradual ban on using wild animals in traveling circuses, on keeping dolphins and killer whales in captivity in marine parks and on raising mink on fur farms.

Barbara Pompili, France’s minister of ecological transition, said in a news conference Tuesday that bears, tigers, lions, elephants and other wild animals won’t be allowed any more in travelling circuses “in the coming years.”

In addition, starting immediately, France’s three marine parks won’t be able to bring in nor breed dolphins and killer whales any more, she said.

“It is time to open a new era in our relationship with these (wild) animals,” she said, arguing that animal welfare is a priority.

Pompili said the measures will also bring an end to mink farming, where animals are raised for their fur, within the next five years.

The ban does not apply to wild animals in other permanent shows and in zoos.

Well, at least they haven’t banned wild animals from zoos.

But as we all know too well: none of us are ever seeing a circus again anyway.

That part of human history is over forever, because there’s a virus.

In fact, there won’t be any zoos either.

Virtually everything you loved is gone, forever.

Because we have to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

You should probably get used to the fact that everything you ever loved is now lost forever.