Tonya Daily
Tonya Daily

My signature and demand for all animals to be removed from circuses goes out to ALL the circuses like Barnum Bailey as well as Shrine and all others. I would not even want to see cute dog acts in a circus due to how cruel that entire "entertainment" society is. No wild animals and no animals at all should be allowed or tolerated by the public. Beating, humiliating, neglecting, punishing, stabbing with hooks, and emotionally beating an animal into submission should have been stopped long ago....

My signature and demand for all animals to be removed from circuses goes out to ALL the circuses like Barnum Bailey as well as Shrine and all others. I would not even want to see cute dog acts in a circus due to how cruel that entire "entertainment" society is. No wild animals and no animals at all should be allowed or tolerated by the public. Beating, humiliating, neglecting, punishing, stabbing with hooks, and emotionally beating an animal into submission should have been stopped long ago. Even the hauling from city to city is inhumane for wild animals to endure.

Gillian Hart Houghton
Gillian Hart Houghton
  • Tonya Daily

Why oh why cant these circusus just have humans (who know what their rights are and can voice them ) performing. Ban ALL circuses from using animals.

Andrea Cook
Andrea Cook

Put a STOP to this wherever YOU live! It is now banned here in SoCAL (LA County!)

Arizonka Pfeiffer
Arizonka Pfeiffer
  • Andrea Cook

agree! Stop visit circus it is stupid in this time support them !

Angela Tovey
Angela Tovey

I would never visit a circus that has performing animals. They are most definetly treated cruelly and abused. Animals are not meant to perform unless it is because they want to and throughly enjoy doing so. I am shocked, hurt, angry and annoyed at the way these elephants are being treated and this video should be given to the animal welfare police so their suffering is ended and placed in a decent care. Please someone, please get these poor beautiful elephants out of these nasty peoples care...

I would never visit a circus that has performing animals. They are most definetly treated cruelly and abused. Animals are not meant to perform unless it is because they want to and throughly enjoy doing so. I am shocked, hurt, angry and annoyed at the way these elephants are being treated and this video should be given to the animal welfare police so their suffering is ended and placed in a decent care. Please someone, please get these poor beautiful elephants out of these nasty peoples care and make sure they get arrested and become well known for their cruelty, please..........

Amira Harp
Amira Harp
  • Angela Tovey

Because of use of animals in circuses I actually stopped to go to circus... humans can decide if They want to do something but to press the animals Like this I am Absolutely against!!!

Katherine Hellsten
Katherine Hellsten
  • Angela Tovey
Joyce Angleberger
Joyce Angleberger

According to Wiki, the circus is part of the Ancient Arabic Order of... and is based in Tampa Florida. Hope you can find names and address in that city.

Joyce Angleberger
Joyce Angleberger
  • Joyce Angleberger

Here's something else that may help fromt he web page:
We look forward to hearing from you and we can use your help. If you would like to receive more information or sponsor in your area please contact 1-866-839-1442. One of our representatives will be happy to assist you and answer any questions that you may have.

Guy P. Murdock
Guy P. Murdock
  • Joyce Angleberger

Shrine Circus escapes the scrutiny of governing bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and local animal control agencies by not owning the animals used in its shows or possessing an exhibitor license. The animals are leased from outside companies, including Tarzan Zerbini Circus*, George Carden Circus*, Jordan World Circus*, Hawthorn Corporation*, Royal Hanneford Circus*, Franzen Bros. Circus*, and Circus Hollywood*, so Shrine Circus is not subject to citations...

Shrine Circus escapes the scrutiny of governing bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and local animal control agencies by not owning the animals used in its shows or possessing an exhibitor license. The animals are leased from outside companies, including Tarzan Zerbini Circus*, George Carden Circus*, Jordan World Circus*, Hawthorn Corporation*, Royal Hanneford Circus*, Franzen Bros. Circus*, and Circus Hollywood*, so Shrine Circus is not subject to citations under its name. Each Shrine Temple produces its own circus, so animal exhibits will vary from temple to temple and from year to year. Exhibitors of Shrine Circus-leased animals have failed to meet minimal federal standards for the care of animals used in exhibition as established in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The USDA has cited Shrine Circus exhibitors for failure to provide veterinary care, adequate shelter from the elements, nutritious food, and clean water, as well as failure to handle animals in a manner that prevents trauma and harm and ensures public safety. Animals used by Shrine Circus have caused deaths and injuries. Contact PETA for documentation. ~~~~><))'>

Izzy Goldberg
Izzy Goldberg

reason I have never gone to a circus in my life. I already remember the guilt when my parents put me on the pony ride at the county fair. felt so wrong.

Nancy Henry
Nancy Henry
  • Izzy Goldberg

If you feel inclined, please help us w/ the petition to ban Horse Slaughter. Two plants are trying to open, 1 in NM, and 1 in OK. This will effect horses all over the USA:

http://www.causes.com/actions/1737967-executive-order-to-ban-nm-horse-slaughter?recruiter_id=95461414&utm_campaign=sharebar&utm_medium=wall&utm_source=fb

Izzy Goldberg
Izzy Goldberg
  • Izzy Goldberg

i don't like horse slaughter, but i like this petition :) signed thanks!

Katherine Hellsten
Katherine Hellsten
  • Izzy Goldberg
Karen Smith
Karen Smith

I can't stand to see them use those's hooks on the poor elephants.No wonder they go running away when they can and then they get shot. Just because they want to stop being abused.

Georgina Maxwell
Georgina Maxwell

Where's the petition to sign? To the comment below by Michael P. animals have a right to be free and live in harmony, not to be used for unintelligent humans' amusement.

Kelli-ann Laurenceson
Kelli-ann Laurenceson

Why do we feel we have the right to force animals to perform acts for our amusement,animals are beatened by the trainer forced to live in cramped unsanatory conditions please sign and save lives

MayArt Maya Meritay
MayArt Maya Meritay

There are a lot of circusses (eg Roncally, FlicFlac)that have no animals! So, what? Why still this is happening? And IF someone really wants to do something with animals , they should be careful hurting them for doing things. There are a lot of training methods that base on trust and reward. Those people in the video I wish they would be trampled by the elephants, but the sad thing is, the elephant would be sentenced. But can you trust the video? All I know is, unfortunately, the most...

There are a lot of circusses (eg Roncally, FlicFlac)that have no animals! So, what? Why still this is happening? And IF someone really wants to do something with animals , they should be careful hurting them for doing things. There are a lot of training methods that base on trust and reward. Those people in the video I wish they would be trampled by the elephants, but the sad thing is, the elephant would be sentenced. But can you trust the video? All I know is, unfortunately, the most circuses treat their animals quite very poor. And the life in a circus, always traveling around and so on, can´t be good for animals like elephants, lions and so on. Therefore, I will sign the petition. Since the reports about PETA (it seems, they made the video) killing and throwing away thousands of cats and dogs like dust I do not trust them anymore. Are there any animal welfare organizations who are not lobbyists?

Michelle Wood
Michelle Wood

The use of animals to entertain human beings is wrong from the welfare point of view because:
it removes animals from their natural habitat and social structure.
it involves the animal in performances that are foreign to their natural behaviour.
it may involve cruelty during the show (e.g. bullfighting, rodeos)
it may involve cruelty in training the animal.
it may involve cruelty in the way the animal is kept and transported.
animals can be taught to perform provided their minimum needs...

The use of animals to entertain human beings is wrong from the welfare point of view because:
it removes animals from their natural habitat and social structure.
it involves the animal in performances that are foreign to their natural behaviour.
it may involve cruelty during the show (e.g. bullfighting, rodeos)
it may involve cruelty in training the animal.
it may involve cruelty in the way the animal is kept and transported.
animals can be taught to perform provided their minimum needs for food and shelter are met; proper respect for animals requires better treatment than the minimum.

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