The story of a Chinese Circus – Yongqiao, in northern Anhui, is considered the birthplace of the Chinese circus with more than 300 companies, employing over 20,000 people.
In 2010 entered into force a new law for the protection of wild animals and some shows were stopped. The circus industry has inevitably entered into a crisis. Zheng Guo Wu is an animal trainer for over 30 years. This law has been a strong blow to this family.
“For us, animals are like children, how could we ever hurt him?” According to Zhang, the circus is not a synonym for animal abuse, they spent all their money and all their time following the animals. Zhang’s family owned three lions, two bears, two monkeys, and three dogs.
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Pictures by Wu Fang