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Animal acts sometimes generate controversy about cruelty, but many trainers insist that they are "gentle" with the animals by appealing to their natural behavior and reinforcing tricks with rewards, with women in the 19th century shown here “having a special appeal.”

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HISTORY CORNER: History of the Circus
January 9, 2022 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: History of the Circus

The earliest circuses may have been where the Romans pitted gladiators against one another and sacrificed Christians to the lions.