Armed with a whip, Fuentes coaches his five tigers through a series of surreal acts as parents and children ooh and aah.
For five generations, Fuentes' family has been running the Fuentes Gasca Brothers Circus in
The law is set to take effect a year from now, and it promises steep fines for noncompliance.
Anima Naturalis, one of the groups supporting the measure, say the exotic animals used in the circus are often exposed to long periods of uncomfortable transport, along with small enclosures and aggressive training methods.
Fuentes says he worries people won't come to the circus just for their acrobatic, trapeze and clown acts.
"It's the circus, it's magical," the 32-year-old Fuentes said. "It's what I've dedicated my life to since I was 15 and now they want to take away from me."
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