Attention News Media: Stop promoting Ringling Bros. Circus and START reporting the truth!
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Attention News Media: Stop promoting Ringling Bros. Circus and START reporting the truth!

    1. Melody Hodges
    2. Petition by

      Melody Hodges

      Phoenix, AZ

Our local Phoenix news stations claim to be on our side, bringing us the truth, reporting with integrity. While the Ringling Bros. Circus is in town, each of these channels shamelessly promotes the show. Over-the-top stories glorify the practices of the circus. Special reports during midday shows and news broadcasts falsely claim that animals enjoy performing. Free tickets are even given out by some network news stations.

The truth is, these incredible animals are ripped from their parents at a very young age. They are bound and abused to break their spirits. They are trained with brutality. They travel in cramped containers in these extreme heat conditions. They do not enjoy this lifestyle, and they display this with classic swaying and other actions that demonstrate stress.

"The Cruelest Show on Earth" (Mother Jones Article - a MUST read!): http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/10/ringling-bros-elephant-abuse

"Whips, Lies and Videotapes" (5 min. 45 secs.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wjb3HjAYUY&feature=related

For more information about the training of elephants (9 min. 59 secs.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDMyEHY6ELs&feature=youtu.be

Transporting of Ringling tigers (7 min. 34 secs.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQfnuxbOHTY&feature=fvwrel

Tell our local news stations to honor their responsibilities and tell the truth about Ringling Bros. and other circuses that exploit animals for entertainment.

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    • Anne palyok COLUMBIA, SC
      • 8 months ago

      I enjoyed the circus vey much when I was uninformed and too young to understand . Having worked with animals for many years, I appreciate the difference between domestic animals and wild animals and know that they should no be subjected to perform for entertainment.

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    • Erica Writesel COLUMBUS, UNITED STATES
      • 9 months ago

      Please sign!!!

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSé, COSTA RICA
      • 9 months ago

      No a los circos.

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    • Alev Tursoy LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      End this cruelty now please!!!

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    • aline penteado CAMPINAS, BRAZIL
      • about 1 year ago

      We, humans, do not own the world! We share it with others and these others MUST be respected. We are the only ones who can speak for them. Stop animal abuse!!!

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