Ticketing service provider SISTIC has cancelled a poodle circus hsow from China set to perform here during Chinese New Year, after the show – entitled “Chinese New Year Dog Circus 2018” – drew immense flak from concerned members of the public online.
SISTIC updated that ticket sales have been stopped as of yesterday and that the event has been cancelled on Facebook. It said:
“Hi everyone, thank you for your messages and comments. Please be assured that we take your concerns very seriously. As such, we would like to update that the Chinese New Year Dog Circus 2018 show has been cancelled as of 9th December 2017. SISTIC has stopped ticket sales for the event and we have already removed the event page link from our website. We will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available. Thank you.”
The show was originally on it’s social media pages and website as such:
“Amazing Awesome Acrobatic Fun for everyone in the Year of Dog!
“When the first and only Dog Circus from China is in town for the Chinese New Year, it is the show you should never miss! Lots of laughter and amazing performances by the cute lovely poodles with many attractive and unique performers to bring to you a brand new circus experience that includes breathtaking Kungfu diabolo, ring stunts, fun acrobatics, giant balloon acts, bubble show and funny clowns acts, leaving your eyes wide opened with a “WOW”.
“Chinese New Year Dog Circus 2018. Edge-of-your-seat thrills in entertainment that abounds with stunning actions, great energies, wonderful excitement and everlasting happiness!”
The importing of a dog circus from China was extremely troubling to several netizens, considering the poor, inhumane treatment of dogs China is notorious for.
Netizens had organised a petition to call on the authorities to ban the “outrageously appalling and extremely disappointing” China dog circus from performing here. The petition has since exceeded its original total target of 2,500 signatures by garnering the support of 7,236 signatories.
[LATEST UPDATE]Hi everyone, thank you for your messages and comments. Please be assured that we take your concerns…