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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

Sep 22, 2017 Michelle Cupp I care
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Sep 22, 2017 Julie Craig
Sep 22, 2017 Mary Hunt
Sep 22, 2017 Shane Hyde
Sep 22, 2017 Fiona Old
Sep 21, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Sep 20, 2017 Josie Avalos
Sep 20, 2017 Kim Anthony
Sep 20, 2017 Wendy Horn
Sep 20, 2017 Beate Auburn
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Sep 20, 2017 Diane Sposili
Sep 19, 2017 Eve Jauregui
Sep 19, 2017 Rita Council
Sep 19, 2017 Patricia Malherbe
Sep 19, 2017 eva schalin
Sep 19, 2017 Martina Behla
Sep 19, 2017 katherine Sampson
Sep 18, 2017 Kerstin Warnecke
Sep 18, 2017 Sandra Bywater-Hoather
Sep 18, 2017 corine cathala
Sep 18, 2017 Marlen Elias
Sep 18, 2017 Dominique LANG
Sep 18, 2017 Cecilia Molina Basta de sacrificio! !!
Sep 18, 2017 Roxana Moya
Sep 18, 2017 Liliana Fiorini Animales libres ya
Sep 18, 2017 Melinda Matheus
Sep 18, 2017 Ankita Jain
Sep 18, 2017 Carol Doud
Sep 17, 2017 Ann Watson
Sep 16, 2017 Lola Schiefelbein
Sep 14, 2017 Martha Eberle ** This is a thing of the past. We know better now, and keeping wild animals caged and "trained" for our entertainment is ridiculous. "Training" is cruelty to MAKE the wild animals obey like dogs. NO MORE.**
Sep 14, 2017 Denise Griffin Using animals in circuses should be banned and a law made that no person(s) should be allowed to have or "own" a wild animal. These animals are meant to be free, not someone's paycheck. STOP THE ABUSE OF WILD ANIMALS!!!!
Sep 14, 2017 Lauri Moon
Sep 13, 2017 Frank Ehmke
Sep 12, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Sep 11, 2017 Liliana Elliot
Sep 10, 2017 Luis Chelotti
Sep 9, 2017 Thierry Chartier
Sep 9, 2017 Aurélie Amari
Sep 9, 2017 Bernadette Crespin
Sep 9, 2017 Joanne Raby
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Sep 7, 2017 Nancy Kimble
Sep 6, 2017 Juergen Teuschl
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Sep 6, 2017 Carol BECK
Sep 5, 2017 elvira molina
Sep 4, 2017 Michelyn Martirez

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