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— May 12, 2017

Giving Special Entertainers a Happy Retirement

  • From dancing elephants to leaping lions, we have spent centuries using animals for our own amusement.
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From dancing elephants to leaping lions, we have spent centuries using animals for our own amusement. That leaves a question: Where do such “entertainers” go when their careers are over?

Some of them are given a second chance at life by the Performing Animal Welfare Society, which maintains sanctuaries—including a 2,300-acre site called ARK 2000 near San Andreas, California—where, according to the group’s website, “rescued animals live in peaceful and natural habitats, free from fear, chains and harsh confinement.”

PAWS helps rehabilitate residents who suffer from physical and emotional damage caused by their early experiences and helps educate the public about issues related to captive wildlife in general. pawsweb.org, @PAWSARK2000

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