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.

Respectfully,

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Recent Supporters

Brandy Hopkins
  • 2 weeks ago
This shouldn't need explanation its just wrong
Axa Tolonen
  • 2 months ago
Sayenne Heijkamp
  • 2 months ago
It is not good for them
Sufi Zahid
  • 3 months ago
Monique Correa
  • 3 months ago
Samantha Lidster
  • 3 months ago
This is important to me because no wild animals should be performing in Circus any more . The Elephants, Lions, Tigers, and every other wild animals should be out in the wild where they belong , or at a reserve where the animals have protection from poachers and big game hunters , or at a Sanctuary where the animals can live out the rest of their days .
ale leo
  • 4 months ago
Becky Biddick
  • 5 months ago
Kayla Kemeny
  • 5 months ago
I have always been against wild animals being held captive to entertain an audience. They were not created to be in captivity and need to be in the wild.
juliana love
  • 5 months ago
i love animals