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Animals kept in captivity for entertainment purposes is a form of animal cruelty, regardless of any specific allegations of mistreatment, but they continue to suffer under willingly blind eyes.

The Federal Welfare Act that was administered by the USDA should be protecting these animals from this kind of horrible captivity, but the standards are extremely minimal and hardly ever enforced. [1]

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) founder Chris DeRose led an investigation into the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus to discover that the elephants were beaten across their heads and faces with baseball bats, pitchforks, and other objects. Bears had their noses broken and their paws burned to 'teach' them to walk on their hind legs. [2]

These animals are almost always taken away as babies from their homes in the wild [3], leaving them scared and separated from their families. They also have to endure torturous training for completely unnatural performing situations.

Tigers, like most animals, are naturally afraid of fire and yet are regularly forced to jump through flaming hoops, while the elephants are often restrained and beaten until they stop fighting back against their captors. [4]

Big cats are extremely susceptible to suffering from heatstroke due to their cramped living and traveling conditions, [5] and elephants have even been known to contract human spread diseases like tuberculosis.

Are you willing to speak up for the tortured animals who cannot speak for themselves? Because without our voices, their suffering will only continue.

Let's call on the USDA to recognize that circuses with animals are inherently cruel to the creatures involved. Keeping wild animals as entertainment for humans should be banned for good!

Animal-free circuses should become the norm, not the exception!

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To the Secretary of the USDA,

Over the decades, wild animals have been taken from their homes in order to provide entertainment to humans on a large scale.

In many cases, these animals are horribly mistreated, beaten, and abused when they are behaving as their nature tells them to behave.

When people take wild animals from their habitat, expect them to be receptive to torturous training, it should be no surprise when they act out violently.

Research and numerous investigations have shown that not only do the animals almost never react positively to their traveling captivity, but also that their environments are totally unacceptable for daily living.

We are calling on you to help keep these animals in their natural environments, away from captivity, and leave the entertaining to human beings.


Petition Signatures

Jan 21, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 21, 2018 Brigette van Dyk
Jan 20, 2018 Maria Ring
Jan 20, 2018 Marly Colucci
Jan 19, 2018 Anne Ferranti
Jan 19, 2018 Laura Azcona
Jan 18, 2018 John Antrobus
Jan 18, 2018 Holly E Circuses are despicable entertainment for humans, if animals are used to perform!
Jan 18, 2018 Lynda Ryback
Jan 18, 2018 joanna gabrieli
Jan 18, 2018 Cathrine Loiborg
Jan 17, 2018 Virginie Bonnet Boisseranc
Jan 17, 2018 Murielle Dubuffet
Jan 17, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 17, 2018 Anita Hoos
Jan 17, 2018 Abby Zahn
Jan 17, 2018 Ruth Rogers
Jan 17, 2018 Anna Santini
Jan 17, 2018 aya oda
Jan 17, 2018 大介 小林
Jan 16, 2018 Kaitlin Stroud
Jan 16, 2018 T S
Jan 16, 2018 Suzi Goller
Jan 16, 2018 lynn matarelli
Jan 16, 2018 Melody Snyder
Jan 16, 2018 Tammy Hurst
Jan 16, 2018 Anna-Karin Gustafsson
Jan 16, 2018 Hanna Kokorović
Jan 16, 2018 valérie RAYNAUD
Jan 16, 2018 Darlene Banach
Jan 16, 2018 Kim Keller It's time to keep wild animals out of the circus, permanently
Jan 16, 2018 Carrie Plowman
Jan 16, 2018 Sylvia Piche
Jan 16, 2018 Lola Salas Garcia
Jan 16, 2018 Susan Jones
Jan 16, 2018 Ursula Bellof
Jan 16, 2018 Lothar Schmidt
Jan 16, 2018 Karola Windweh
Jan 16, 2018 Irene Broussard
Jan 16, 2018 Julie Schuster
Jan 16, 2018 Victoria Rodríguez
Jan 16, 2018 Debra Jones
Jan 16, 2018 Mireille Baré
Jan 16, 2018 Melissa Cover
Jan 16, 2018 Ashley Bromberg
Jan 16, 2018 jeraldine richardson I have always hated the Circus. Those animals don't want to do tricks for our enjoyment
Jan 16, 2018 Stephanie Alvizo
Jan 16, 2018 Kathleen Sanders
Jan 16, 2018 Francesca Porro

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