Evolve:  Ban Circus Performances Using Animals
  • Petitioned Councillor Luby

This petition was delivered to:

Councillor Luby
Mayor of Brampton
Hon. Susan Fennell
Mayor of Vaughan
Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua
Mayor of Markham
Hon. Frank Scarpitti
Mayor of Ottawa
Hon. Jim Watson
Etobicoke, ON
Councillor Ford
Etobicoke, ON
Councillor Crisanti

Evolve: Ban Circus Performances Using Animals

    1. Petition by

      RAAW - Reform Advocates for Animal Welfare

We are the ones who need to push for changes in how animals are treated and viewed. Please help protect the magnificent animals that are still being used and abused in the circus. A circus was once considered family entertainment. We know better now.

This petition is going to the Mayor of every municipality hosting the Shriners Circus  this summer. Let them know we don't condone this and do not consider it healthy family entertainment.

150 years ago, slavery was considered ok. It was not
125 years ago, child labor was considered ok. It was not
100 years ago, denying women voting rights was considered ok. It was not
75 years ago, not helping the handicapped or the hungry was considered ok. It was not
50 years ago, racism was considered ok. It was not
25 years ago, unequal pay for equal work was considered ok. It was not
Today, the suffering that humans inflict on animals in the name of entertainment is considered ok. It is not

Time to stand up for the voiceless.  

Recent signatures


    1. I am sorry to say that I have only had 5 cursory acknowledgements

      I am shocked that so little attention is paid to these suffering animals. All the more reason to continue getting signatures. Each time a signature is added, it is sent to all those on the list. That includes all the mayors and coucillors for each venue. Please post the url for this petition to your friends and on your FB page. We need to get attention to this matter and try to prevent this circus from continuing. I have also written emails to each of the venues hosting the circus. Again, no responses. Can you imagine these poor animals in the heat we experienced in Ontario this week. Temperatures which broke records yet they are forced to perform.

      Circus schedule for Ontario is posted below. If you are in one of the towns they will appear, please consider joining a peaceful protest to raise awareness of this horror show.

      Hopefully we will make it so uncomfortable for TZ Productions they will not come back to Ontario

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Rūta Jančiukaitė VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Stop the pain of animal abuse

    • Dianne Clark BRAMPTON, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      No animal should ever be abused or tortured

      • about 2 years ago

      Respect for Elephants

      • about 2 years ago

      After visiting a circus in France on holiday last week I was horrified to see tigers, lions, zebras, camels, ostriches. I found the tigers and lions being forced to jump over each other like performing dogs and walk on their hind legs disgusting and heart breaking. Seeing them then locked in barred trucks day by day as we passed the venue afterwards was even worse. I wrote to the circus owner and received the reply that I am only 1% of the public who disapprove. I want to send the message to all circus owners this is not acceptable. I was very ignorant and thought the use of wild animals had been banned -this needs to be stopped.

      • about 2 years ago

      I think it is a backwards mindset to believe it is acceptable to treat animals in this way


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