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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

Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 18, 2018 Patricia Dangle
Jun 17, 2018 sara Elkins
Jun 17, 2018 Axa Tolonen
Jun 13, 2018 Paula Carol Animals are not put on earth to be imprissoned and used for entertainment. Ban animal acts in all circuses .
Jun 13, 2018 Carol Sabath
Jun 8, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 8, 2018 Ana Chen
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Sandra Kuschel
Jun 8, 2018 Rachel Gaspard
Jun 8, 2018 sally dunn
May 31, 2018 Gail Grobbelaar
May 31, 2018 David Dean
May 31, 2018 Marlene Grobbelaar
May 31, 2018 Lourens Grobbelaar
May 31, 2018 Trevor Cooper
May 31, 2018 Shane Dean
May 31, 2018 Sue Hall
May 31, 2018 Andries Grobbelaar
May 31, 2018 Carol Dixon
May 31, 2018 Tanya Almazova
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed) Animals were not born to be caged. They like to be free just like humans. Set the captives free.
May 31, 2018 marie iuorno Its about time we all either boycotted all attractions and shows that use animals or wrote letters to such places spelling out in no uncertain terms that this practice is ni longer acceptable and will not be tolerated
May 31, 2018 Malinda Henkel How can the human race be so cruel to these beautiful creatures all for the love of money. What makes my heart break for these poor animals and these humans with no heart to break hurts them.
May 31, 2018 Christie Rawls
May 31, 2018 L Dufresne NOW!
May 31, 2018 Tricia Walker We need to leave wild animals in their natural habitats AND wee need to make sure these habitats are also protected. It's their world, too.
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 Terri Texcel
May 31, 2018 Ruth Benschoter
May 31, 2018 Amparo Rally I don't think it gets any more appalling than having to beg for this sort of atrocity not to be legal.
May 31, 2018 Josh Guy
May 31, 2018 Michael Crowden
May 31, 2018 Laurie Pottish
May 31, 2018 Aura Mix
May 31, 2018 Mary Franceschini Can we PLEASE leave creation and animals alone, especially those who belong in their native habitat? Honestly, is there no shame or compassion anymore?
May 31, 2018 Nancy Hunter
May 31, 2018 Bill Hunter
May 31, 2018 Sharon Evans-Ford
May 31, 2018 Michele Ham
May 31, 2018 Dona True
May 31, 2018 Barbara Charron
May 31, 2018 Lorraine Sumner
May 31, 2018 Lavaune Guenther
May 31, 2018 Sophie Avoustin
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)
May 31, 2018 (Name not displayed)

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