Ban Wild Animals From the Circus

PETITION: Ban Wild Animals From the Circus

TARGET: U.S. Congress

Wild animals do not belong in the circus. They do not jump through fiery rings, stand on their heads, or ride bicycles. They do these tricks because they are abused and forced to perform. Many circus animals suffer from lacerations all over their body from ‘trainers’ using various torture tools such as whips, sticks, electric prods, and bullhooks.

The animals also spend most of their time in chains or cages. Cages barely big enough for one lion will have several big cats inside. They are forced to eat, drink, sleep, and defecate in these cramped cages for long travel hours. A study on traveling circuses even observed an elephant who was chained up 96% of it’s life.

The circus is no place for animals, not only due to animal safety but to the safety of spectators as well. Frustrated, these mentally and physically abused animals have been know to rebel against their trainer and terrorize the audience just to escape. These animals who try to escape are either beaten severely or gunned down and killed.


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Recent Supporters

Mary Landrum
  • 1 day ago
animals should live with dignity in environments that are good for them, not stressful.
Leanne Keane
  • 1 week ago
michele gangemi
  • 2 weeks ago
Anne Denning
  • 2 weeks ago
dogan ozkan
  • 3 weeks ago
Josiah Beach
  • 4 weeks ago
  • 4 weeks ago
Wrong to do this to any animal
Karen Colbourn
  • 4 weeks ago
It's the right thing to do.
Anne Salemo
  • 1 month ago
Animals are meant to be free, not in cages or for our entertainment.
Anthony Smith
  • 1 month ago