Animal Acts and Contests

The ASPCA is opposed to animal “acts” or contests that are frightening or stressful to the animals. Examples are diving horses, donkey basketball, greased pig contests and dancing bears. The ASPCA is opposed under any circumstances to disarming (e.g., removing teeth and/or claws), mistreating or drugging wild animals or livestock so that they may be safely handled for the purpose of entertaining the public.