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Stop Supporting Elephant Abuse
  • Petitioning Groupon

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Stop Supporting Elephant Abuse

    1. Rosemary Thompson
    2. Petition by

      Rosemary Thompson

      Columbia, United States

What could Groupon be thinking? I am outraged that Groupon is making money from animal cruelty.

It's the year 2012 and they're trying to be this cool, trendy company, but they are totally out of touch when it comes to circus abuse. They have done deals with circuses including Circus Gatti- which was reportedly cited by the USDA just last year for unsafe conditions that put kids and animals at risk!

It is not right to profit from circuses that beat, chain, and confine elephants and big cats. This is wrong. They are wild animals.

Elephants trapped in circuses are chained an average of 26 hours straight!

We wouldn't tolerate Groupon promoting human abuse, so why tolerate it when the victims are animals?

Please sign my petition to tell Groupon to stop being so money-hungry and realize these circuses torture animals by trucking them across the country, chaining them up for hours at a time, using sharp metal bullhooks to beat them, and forcing them to do stupid tricks under bright lights.

I have been a loyal Groupon customer in the past (I'm just a regular person, not an organization) and have enjoyed many of their deals, but will not buy anything from them as long as they continue to profit from circuses that use animals.

Why not promote family-friendly non-animal circuses, outdoor activities, movies, museums, and other things that do not require endangered, magnificent creatures to be chained and beaten?

After signing, please call Groupon to tell them to do the right thing. 1-888-375-5777

Also, please like www.facebook.com/BoycottGrouponCircusCruelty

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 50,000 signatures
    2. Join the WEEK OF ACTION against Groupon's Elephant Abuse

      Rosemary Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Please click the link below for information about this activism event!

      WEEK OF ACTION AGAINST GROUPON ELEPHANT ABUSE | Facebook

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    3. Olivia Munn asks Groupon to stop promoting animal cruelty

      Rosemary Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      "You have the power to make a change for the better by halting the promotion of circuses that abuse animals. Such a change would be a powerful example of corporate responsibility, innovation, growth, and compassion."

      http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/10/01/olivia-munn-groupon-is-a-bad-deal-for-animals.aspx

    4. Reached 40,000 signatures
    5. Groupon Misleads Public About Animal Abuse

      Rosemary Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Groupon claims it's all about deals, but it's giving animals and consumers a raw one. The online discounter has been offering tickets to circus performances, claiming to promote only circuses with "clean [U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)] and public record inspection reports from at least the past 2 years." But if Groupon were actually checking out the circuses it hawks tickets for, it would know that most of them have received numerous citations during the past two years from the USDA for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

      Read more here:
      http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/08/20/groupon-misleads-public-about-animal-abuse.aspx

    6. Reached 2,000 signatures
    7. Groupon Treading In Hot Water For Offering Circus Deals

      Rosemary Thompson
      Petition Organizer

      Groupon released a statement re their promotion of animal circuses:

      "In addition to the already thorough vetting we do against all businesses before they appear on our site, any circus deal we feature must reach an additional threshold. They must have proof of an active USDA license required for a circus owner and must have clean USDA and public record inspection reports from at least the past 2 years, without reported incidences of animal cruelty or animal control-related drugs."

      They do not get it!

      Sign, share, email and call Groupon and explain why animal circuses are abusive and do not belong in a modern, compassionate world.

      Read more here:
      http://news.petpardons.com/groupon-treading-in-hot-water-for-offering-circus-deals/

    8. Reached 1,000 signatures
    9. Circus Animal Abuse: Parents Conflicted Over Taking Their Children ...

      Pulin Modi
      Senior Campaigner

      This article from The Huffington Post talks about circuses and mentions the pressure against Groupon for supporting them.

    10. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Paula Pirozzi BRICK, NJ
      • about 22 hours ago

      "The question is not, can they reason? Nor, can they talk? But can they suffer?"

      --Jeremy Bentham

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    • china Recendez FRESNO, CA
      • about 23 hours ago

      i CANT STAND ANIMAL ABUSE!!!

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    • Evelya Bauer LANCASTER, CA
      • about 23 hours ago

      This is totally dispicable and very sad!!! Please help protect the elephants!!! Thank You!

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    • GERRI CARAMAN PROVIDENCE, RI
      • 2 days ago

      Can I beat that dude like that??

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    • Gabriela D RIVERTON, UT
      • 2 days ago

      Animal lover

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