First of all, I'm too lazy to check the whole forum, so I'm sorry if there's already a thread for this. Secondly, I'm sorry if this is the wrong category. If it is, please move it. Anyways... Is is possible to get away with an environmental message in a modern work? Usually works with environmental messages end up being really cheesy (Captain Planet and Ferngully come to mind), but there are some surprisingly deep and meaningful environmental works out there. (Like Princess Mononoke.) In my story, the main characters are animals, and at one point, they end up in an abusive circus. But animal abuse in circuses wasn't the main moral I was going for; the circus is just another obstacle in their adventure.