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

Denise Bonk
  • 1 week ago
Tracey Maunder
  • 1 month ago
Emily Maupin
  • 1 month ago
Animals should live the life they are meant to, not suffer for brief entertainment and a buck.
Sharon Purcell
  • 1 month ago
Deborah Hill
  • 2 months ago
Henny Uhl
  • 2 months ago
Amy Baker
  • 3 months ago
Abusive treatment. Not want they are meant to do.
Millamaria Vaittinen
  • 3 months ago
Marta Hawk
  • 3 months ago
Anne Miettinen
  • 3 months ago