When it comes to fair labor laws, the circus is not exempt. In fact the "Circus of Horrors" has been directed to advertise for a real “wolf boy” or “wolf girl” for their show.
The current position is filled by Jesus Aceves from Mexico, who suffers from hypertrichosis, also known as the werewolf syndrome, a condition that causes abnormal hair growth on both the body and face. But, that's not enough to qualify him for the position. Because there may be other people in the UK who have the same condition, without proper advertising they would be deprived a job by a foreigner, reports NTD Television on Jan. 12.
According to new labor directives in the UK, every effort must be made to employ native workers before employing an otherwise qualified foreigner.
Jesus Aceves, the current wolf Boy told NTD, "There are only 50 cases in the world. Fifty, and I am one of them. So if there is another person here in England that looks like me, then it's good that the law gives that person this job, because everyone needs to work.”
All applicants must be genuinely hairy and cannot be wearing a beard or mask. According to the "Circus of Horrors" vacancy listing on their site, the applicant must "must have a minimum of 60,000 hairs growing on their face & linking up with the hairline, hair on the head is not included in this specification."
It also notes that women with beards may be considered for other positions and that all applicants must have "circus skills to a high standard".