We ask that the U.S. government and U.S. national guard ban all National guard units from sponsoring the Stardust aka Star family circus. The circus features a kangaroo boxing act. By sponsoring these events the National Guard, a form of the U.S. military is endorsing animal cruelty.
Forcing kangaroos to box with humans is stressful to the naturally gentle animals, kangaroos kept for such events have contracted illnesses and died, and that fighting animals is forbidden under Mississippi law, as is hosting such a fight.
Since 2005, Star Family Circus has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly two dozen Animal Welfare Act violations involving kangaroos, including failing to provide a kangaroo with adequate veterinary care and failing to house a kangaroo in a structurally sound facility that protects the animal from injury. Two kangaroos used by a different exhibitor for cruel boxing matches have died while touring one kangaroo from complications of a deadly bacterial disease called "lumpy jaw," which can result from extreme crowding, poor hygiene and diet, and stressful conditions.
This petition closed about 4 years ago
This IS animal abuse and the national guard is endorsing it. This is not a good image for the national guard. Many of these events have been shutdown in several states. All sponsored by...
This IS animal abuse and the national guard is endorsing it. This is not a good image for the national guard. Many of these events have been shutdown in several states. All sponsored by National Guard units. This circus recently lied about shutting down in Connersville Indiana. Is animal abuse and lying something the National Guard wants to be affiliated with? Too many men and women have selflessly served in the National Guard to have the Guard tarnished by The Stardust circus. We the citizens of the United States and citizens of the world urge you to do the right thing, ban all national guard units from hosting the Stardust Circus.
Thank you very much for your help.
Livja Sorenson C.O.P.E. Carers of planet earth