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Who likes circus animals?


  • Roberto Zanola

    () (University of Eastern Piedmont)


Using a sample based on 268 questionnaires submitted to people attending the Acquatico Bellucci circus, Italy, this paper analyzes the circusgoers's preferences for circus animals. Results show that higher preferences for circus animals are related to frequency of consumption. However, differently from what commonly expected, more educated and younger people seem to be less sensitive to the claims of animal welfare organizations.

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  • Roberto Zanola, 2010. "Who likes circus animals?," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(4), pages 3315-3320.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00495

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    1. Roberto Zanola, 2010. "Major influences on circus attendance," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 159-170, February.
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    circus; attendance; performing arts; Italy; cluster.;

    JEL classification:

    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior


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