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

Samantha Lidster
  • 1 week 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 weeks ago
Becky Biddick
  • 2 months ago
Kayla Kemeny
  • 2 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
  • 2 months ago
i love animals
randal carrol
  • 3 months ago
Kai Kadokura
  • 4 months ago
Jana Řepová
  • 4 months ago
Kuro Fox
  • 5 months ago
People young and even all ages may be entertained by animals at the circus but it's not a good place for animals to be and I'm sure a lot of people either instantly understand this and are aware of this due to either research or hearing about it or people are completely the opposite. It makes sense to think people would do and mean no harm to any animals when seen and used in entertainment with people. You think everything is okay and that's because it's supposed to be. You don't have to be a young kid to think this sort of thing. So when you realize something isn't right or completely sound on certain things such as animal treatment or environment exposure things can change very fast. With the way people actually work with the animals it's not a safe and healthy place anymore. It's not about the fun and love and joy of working with animals. They aren't being treated like a person who takes in a shelter dog and helps it learn a new trick and have it perform a regular fun and safe routine in front of an audience of people. Unfortunately this just isn't the same dream and it's sad. If people knew how things worked over what they thought it just changes everything, and instantly. There is nothing but regrets until something could be done, simply said.
Bambi Ghys
  • 5 months ago