Girl Scout Council of Central Indiana: Honor Juliette Low by ending your support of Ringling Brothers
  • Petitioned Deborah Hearn Smith

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Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Deborah Hearn Smith
Director of Program, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
Diana Keely

Girl Scout Council of Central Indiana: Honor Juliette Low by ending your support of Ringling Brothers

    1. Petition by

      Ruth Perkins

      Carmel, IN

Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts in the U.S., had great love and respect for animals. Thus, it would seem against our founder's beliefs that our local council would support a circus which repeatedly engages in animal cruelty. We are asking the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana council to end their relationship with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. met with CEO and two directors from the local council today

      Ruth Perkins
      Petition Organizer

      will continue to work with the council on this issue, including meeting with the group sales representative who works with council to offer the discount circus tickets

    2. Reached 250 signatures
    3. I received an email today from the COO of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana.

      Ruth Perkins
      Petition Organizer

      My troop of girls and I will be meeting with the CEO soon to further discuss this issue.

    4. Reached 200 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Connie M PENSACOLA, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      It seems many Girl Scout troop across the United States continue to promote Ringling Bros Circus even when shown evidence of this circus animal abuse. This does not speak well for the leadership of these young girls.

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    • Kay M 2, AZ
      • almost 3 years ago

      Wow, this is terrible. Girl Scouts has been associated with so many ugly organizations and if I would've known it earlier, I would've quit being a scout long ago. I haven't been in girl scouts for years since I quit quite a few years ago, but was a scout for 10 years, sadly. It breaks my heart to see how our cookie money is being spent and this needs to stop! If Juliette Low could see this today then I'm sure her heart would shatter and she would regret what she ever started. Girl scouts needs to stop supporting this organization along with many others that are so ugly and wrong!

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    • Grace U. CHARLOTTE, NC
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a North Carolina Cadette girl scout and I know that support of this cruelty is going against the message that girl scouts are trying to spread. I am also a very devoted animal rights activist and to hear this disgusts me. I know about many animal cruelties including elephant exploitation and girl scouts should be spreading the world about preventing this, NOT promoting it. Therefore I congratulate your troop on choosing this for your bronze award project. I have to say I am a little jealous of your troop, my troop has never really gotten involved in any animal rights issues, but I am working to change that. Have fun with your bronze award project!

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    • Bob H. GAINESVILLE, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      Ringling Beats Animals. See for yourself at www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com

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    • Sharon Schulz LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      We travel to Africa for up to 6 weeks in the bush and have seen these lovely creatures in the wild and up close and personal! They are like humans and love and cherish each other and their babies - which they nurture for up to 10 years teching them how to be "good members" of their group and how to find water and food following trails which are handed down from generation to generation - I could go on! I whole-heartedly support Juliette Gordon Low in her efforts to persuade the GS of Central Indiana to end their relationship with all circuses. The animals feel just as we humans would about performing and being kept in cramped conditions - end all animal cruelty!

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