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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

May 23, 2018 Barb Breese
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed) It's far past time for this nonsense to end -- suffering and mistery for our enjoyment. Sickening.
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Theresa Rose
May 22, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 22, 2018 Marti Worth
May 22, 2018 Charmaine McCarroll
May 22, 2018 Lauren Madican
May 21, 2018 Kathy Dorr
May 21, 2018 Carolyn Smith
May 21, 2018 Lene Harries
May 21, 2018 Svetlana Krikunenko
May 21, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
May 21, 2018 Mindy Schech
May 20, 2018 Sue White
May 19, 2018 anthony mcguinness
May 16, 2018 Guglielmo L
May 15, 2018 Leila Martirez
May 14, 2018 Haley Svec
May 14, 2018 Karen Phillips
May 13, 2018 Ellen Grossman
May 13, 2018 marcel matias
May 11, 2018 GUNTHER RUCKL
May 11, 2018 Becky Tank
May 11, 2018 Diane Tabbott
May 11, 2018 HELEN JONES
May 9, 2018 Corinne WOITIEZ
May 9, 2018 Lynne Minore
May 7, 2018 Angelina Manuel save our wildlife.
May 6, 2018 Bassam Imam
May 5, 2018 J.R. Freedman
May 3, 2018 Linda Millemaci
May 3, 2018 Lisa Saunders
May 2, 2018 Sonia Nayyar
Apr 30, 2018 Gabriele Jefferson
Apr 30, 2018 Anais Cudel
Apr 29, 2018 Birgit Ditto
Apr 28, 2018 Christine Tremayne
Apr 27, 2018 suzanne caruso
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 23, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 22, 2018 Eva Avrampou
Apr 22, 2018 Christa Wilson
Apr 20, 2018 Lisbeth Donahoe
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 lidia Bankosz
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Marguerite Panzica
Apr 13, 2018 Ratna Chandra

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