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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

Nov 17, 2017 (Name not displayed) Inhumane and cruel. Has gone on for years and should be stopped !
Nov 15, 2017 doris gonen
Nov 15, 2017 Marilyn Trybus
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 13, 2017 Maria Angela Caliari
Nov 13, 2017 Silvana Isaac
Nov 13, 2017 Katherine Bressan I CARE
Nov 13, 2017 Detlef Keuter
Nov 13, 2017 Jose Fernandez Talk to your Veteran Medical Center Director have a Meeting for Non Combat Veterans who has PTSD
Nov 13, 2017 Virgil Pauls
Nov 13, 2017 Barbel Reimann
Nov 13, 2017 lisa lee
Nov 12, 2017 Deja Brown
Nov 12, 2017 Sihrid Carter
Nov 12, 2017 Susanne Stachel
Nov 12, 2017 Arzu Kergan
Nov 12, 2017 Janell Cooper
Nov 12, 2017 Mary Kinard Please stop this madness!!!! It is cruelty!!!!
Nov 12, 2017 Petra Falkner
Nov 12, 2017 Petra Beekmans
Nov 12, 2017 jana Gelens stop the circus
Nov 12, 2017 gerandin patricia
Nov 12, 2017 bereault christine
Nov 12, 2017 Patricia Fontaine
Nov 12, 2017 Sabine Jung
Nov 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Nov 12, 2017 Mirta Ezer
Nov 11, 2017 Simone Duffin
Nov 11, 2017 nancy behnken
Nov 11, 2017 R. Kish Only scumbag sub humans harm and kill innocent animals. What pathetic pieces of crap you all are and a disgrace to the human and animal race. Remember: Karma has no menu. You get what you are served. Are you ready for your payback?
Nov 11, 2017 geri perry
Nov 11, 2017 sharon uzzle
Nov 11, 2017 Ron Scheinberg
Nov 11, 2017 Anita Coolidge
Nov 11, 2017 Terri Sammarco
Nov 11, 2017 Ursula Kiefert
Nov 11, 2017 Sondra Bustos
Nov 11, 2017 Sonia Frontera
Nov 11, 2017 Birgit Müller
Nov 10, 2017 Mary Whitsell
Nov 10, 2017 Lana Davies
Nov 9, 2017 Linda Waite When will the USDA start taking animals lives seriously. It's their job yet animals are being killed and abused on a daily basis.
Nov 9, 2017 Rachel Bose
Nov 9, 2017 Timothae Harvey
Nov 9, 2017 Simon Adams

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