The problem of animal cruelty in circuses is not exclusive to China; it happens in the United States as well. According to the ASPCA, many animals are still trained using physical abuse and intimidation. They are whipped, shocked, and clubbed. There is currently no government agency in the United States that monitors the animal training of circuses. In addition to this, the immense amount of traveling isn’t good for the animals. Born Free notes that during traveling, the animals may be chained or caged for very long periods of time, standing in their own excrement and subjected to extreme temperatures.