A few hours before the opening of the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, Princess Stephanie, who presides over the event, chose to defend the circus artists who make dressage numbers with animals, facing many associations that plead withdrawal of numbers with animals in circuses.
" In Monaco, animals are considered as full-fledged artists and are part of the big family of the circus, which is why we also organize the open doors (this Saturday at 3 pm under the big top), with the trainers and our veterinarian, to offer the public free to see how the professionals work with animals.The people who criticize do not come to see how live the artists with their animals.It is a life dedicated to the animals, it is the 24 24 hours a day, no holidays, they would give their lives for their animals, petitions, they can do as much as they want, I will fight to the end to keep the circus with the animals. cultural, for 250 years "
For the Princess Stephanie, critics " lack information and education.I find it scandalous, in our democratic countries, a minority of people want to decide and impose their way of thinking to a majority.In Monaco, our marquee is full because we have animals.
People want to see numbers with animals. For any child or amateur, the circus is acrobats, clowns, animals. And it's been several years since the public's award returns to a number with animals, it's not trivial! "