SaultOnline received the following response from the Super Circus Spectacular Tour of Canada regarding an Letter to the Editor we published earlier today.
Michael Riley, Digital Marketing Director.
Hi Sault Online,
I’m one of the digital marketing directors for the Super Circus Spectacular Tour of Canada.
Just a few points I wanted to address.
- This “letter” is highly misleading and defamatory.
- Not a single clip in the video displayed is of the Super Circus Spectacular production. (Note all clips are from circuses in India)
- It states animals spend 96% of there time in cages. This is false. The Super Circus Spectacular tour does NOT currently have any caged or exotic animals.
While the super Circus Super Circus Spectacular supports all well run and regulated circuses with exotic and/or domestic animals, the show features only domestic dogs and horses. A point I would like to make very clear.
The circus follows incredibly strict codes of practice and are under government regulation, with frequent and random inspections undertaken of our animal associates. Had any volition taken place, we simply would have no animals or licenses. Animals are expensive to keep and are within our very best interests to look after.
We believe it is imperative, that public media outlets ensure the content they distribute is of taste and of 100% fact. Allowing defamatory content can in some cases be illegal.
The ticket sales in Sault Ste. Marie have been amazing and the support we see is very humbling.
Digital Marketing Director.