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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

Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 23, 2018 Christine Fernando
Apr 22, 2018 Eva Avrampou
Apr 22, 2018 Christa Wilson
Apr 20, 2018 Lisbeth Donahoe
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 lidia Bankosz
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Marguerite Panzica
Apr 13, 2018 Ratna Chandra
Apr 13, 2018 Rainbow. Morrow
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Deb Stimax
Apr 8, 2018 carolann lightcap
Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 6, 2018 Jenny See
Apr 6, 2018 Jo Cairns No decent person thinks this disgusting cruelty is entertainment. Animal circuses should have been banned years ago.
Apr 5, 2018 Casey Jo Remy
Apr 5, 2018 Carmen Blakely
Apr 5, 2018 Amy Gibson
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Marianne Arreaga
Apr 5, 2018 James Long
Apr 5, 2018 randy s
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 2, 2018 Monika Saluter
Mar 31, 2018 Alvena Pauls
Mar 31, 2018 Dawn Hubbard
Mar 31, 2018 Alyssa Oggiono
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Jánosné Sebők
Mar 29, 2018 Marleen Neus
Mar 28, 2018 Barbara Secrest
Mar 28, 2018 Carlos Sánchez Martín
Mar 28, 2018 danielle jacques
Mar 28, 2018 Jean Thompson
Mar 27, 2018 Marion Fitzke
Mar 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Mar 27, 2018 Gladys Garay
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok
Mar 27, 2018 Lourdes Almenara
Mar 27, 2018 Michele Costa
Mar 27, 2018 Selena Millman
Mar 27, 2018 Lina Guerrero
Mar 27, 2018 SID JENNINGS
Mar 27, 2018 Tarina Pretorius
Mar 27, 2018 David Flynn
Mar 27, 2018 Susan Hodgson
Mar 26, 2018 Candice C

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