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Amy Shaw is the Senior Vice President of Engagement and Content at the Nine Network of Public Media

My campaign is to stop wild animals being trained to act in circuses and to get them back to their natural habitat. I want the Nine network to help raise awareness to stop people going to circuses that involve wild animals. My aim is to get you to do a 30 second awareness campaign to be aired between news broadcasts. It is important for you to help me spread awareness because using your media platform you can reach millions and teach them what is really happening to these captive animals.
My concern is that animals are being used in circuses, treated cruelly and forced to act when it’s obviously not natural and they do not enjoy it at all. Change in the animal entertainment industry is needed because animals aren’t actors, spectacles to imprison, or circus clowns. Thousands of these animals are forced to perform silly, confusing tricks under the threat of physical punishment, these animals are carted across the country in cramped and stuffy boxcars or semi-truck trailers and are kept chained or caged in barren, boring, and filthy enclosures, separated from their families and friends—all for the sake of human “entertainment.” This campaign is important because if awareness is increased, wild animals could be protected and the needs of wild animals can be met.
This campaign will hopefully change the attitudes of the people going to circuses and reduce the support they give to circuses involving animals, showing less support these unethical venues will have less income forcing them to stop the cruel treatment of the animals.
Nine Network should act because you can help bring a stop to this cruelty. You have a social responsibility.
You must help because you have the best chance of raising awareness to put a stop to animal entertainment. The Nine Network can reach millions of people and help them to realize why they should never support an animal circus.
So, to sum it up I need Nine network to act and make this practice more of a topic issue, so that eventually no circus will have captive of wild animals.

Signed,

Rory Mackin

This petition closed over 1 year ago

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It would help if the community could this petition because it would show the Nine network that a lot of people back my concern and it's not just me that wants action to be taken to protect...

It would help if the community could this petition because it would show the Nine network that a lot of people back my concern and it's not just me that wants action to be taken to protect animals from cruel treatment.

The media are in a position to act. They have the potential to reach out to the whole country and let the issue be widely recognized.

The more signatures on the petition the more likely Nine Network will consider offering their support.

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