Our Animal Family

The Carden International circus is committed 110% to the exceptional care and ethical treatment of all of our animals. We believe in animal-human relationships that are built upon respect, trust, affection, and absolutely uncompromising care. Our training methods are based on reinforcement in the form of food rewards and words of praise. There is absolutely zero tolerance for verbal or physical abuse or the withholding of food or water from any of our animals. We strongly oppose any form of cruelty or mistreatment to animal large and small.

These animals are part of our family.

The animal care professionals with Carden circus believe that a positive, healthy environment is the only acceptable and truly successful method of working with our animals. Our animals are fed, watered, groomed, and cleaned daily. The entire stable area, including individual stalls, are cleaned regularly. The manure is removed and fresh bedding is provided every single day. Our staff consists of animal experts who have devoted their lives to living, working with, and caring for these animals. They meet the animals’ physical needs with food and regular veterinary attention; as well as their mental and emotional needs by providing a stimulating environment and companionship.

highest standards of animal care

Carden International circus understands and supports all efforts to monitor and regulate the treatment of animals. These regulations are designed to protect the well-being of all animals. Because they are integral part of our show, we work closely with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure that the highest standards of animal care are provided and attained. We continue to meet or exceed all federal animal welfare standards by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the animal welfare act and all aspects of animal care and safety. We’re committed to our animal family every single day of the year, there are no days off for animal care. It is a 7 day a week, 24 hour a day, 365 day a year responsibility that we take seriously and that we absolutely love to do for our family, these beautiful animals.