“It’s really disappointing that the venue has brought back the act again,” Angie Greenaway, executive manager for ADI, told The Dodo.
In Arthur’s forthcoming show, he will only use two animals, a snow leopard and bobcat — but this hasn’t quelled concerns about the animals’ welfare.
“Both are victims of their own magnificence, illegally killed for their fur and body parts,” Scaringe said. “These shows trivialize and contribute to the wildlife trafficking issue. If we are serious about protecting wildlife, then we must begin with our own contribution, ending shows such as this, which portray wild species as toys and props that can be stored away in concrete cells, travel crates, and prop boxes for a moment of human ‘entertainment.’”