Living Social: Stop Selling Tickets to Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus
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Cio, Co-Founder
Val Aleksenko
CTO, Co-Founder
Aaron Batalion
General Counsel
Jim Bramson
Senior Vice President, Sales
Mandy Cole
Senior Vice President, Consumer Businesses
Jake Maas
Senior Vice President, National Sales
Mitch Spolan
CEO, Co-Founder
Tim O'Shaughnessy
Aaron Batalion
Val Aleksenko
Doug Miller
Alan Clifford
Living Social
Andrew Weinstein

Living Social: Stop Selling Tickets to Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus

    1. Michelle Nakash
    2. Petition by

      Michelle Nakash

      New York, NY

I'm a Living Social member and was shocked to see this company promoting the Ringling Bros Circus which is notorious for cruelty to elephants and other wild animals. I don't know that I can continue to support a company like this unless they listen to members like me who are against animal abuse. Please call 1-855-548-7625 and Tweet at CEO in addition to signing!

Ringling Bros have been exposed for torturing and beating their elephants and forcing them to perform using whips, chains, and bullhooks. In the Ringling Bros. circus, elephants are beaten, hit, poked, prodded, and jabbed with sharp hooks, sometimes until bloody. Tigers are viciously struck with sticks so that they'll perform difficult and confusing tricks. There is video evidence and never before seen photos of Ringling's treatment of their elephants. Please review the website below to learn more about this organization that tortures animals.

Tell the popular shopping site to stop selling tickets to Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey Circus in New York or any other city in the country. By selling and promoting tickets, is supporting the suffering of animals.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 20,000 signatures

      Michelle Nakash
      Petition Organizer

      PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT AND CALL 1-855-548-7625 OR Tweet at CEO TIM O'SHAUGHNESSY IN ADDITION TO SIGNING! Living social STILL hasn't responded to our petition and has blocked our emails. Please take a minute for this important cause.

      Tim O'Shaughnessy (oshy) on Twitter

      The latest from Tim O'Shaughnessy (@oshy). CEO of LivingSocial . Washington, DC

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Patti Clatterbuck HEDGESVILLE, WV
      • 8 months ago

      Because it's cruel!

    • Monica McGuire SANTA CRUZ, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I don't know that this is a photo of cruelty... but in case this is anything other than perfectly humane, I am signing this petition. If there is ANYTHING inhumane here, in the moment of the photo and for the future life of the elephant, then I am a voice for the baby elephant (who is horribly outnumbered).

    • Eileen Dellibovi STATEN ISLAND, NY
      • 8 months ago

      Putting these, and other barbarians who exploit animals, out of business is long overdue.

    • Judy Youngman LARKSPUR, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I've been protesting animals in circuses for 25 yrs. When will the cruelty STOP?

    • Jeffrey Tong SAN BRUNO, CA
      • 8 months ago

      Any circus = animal cruelty!

      Shut down ALL circuses NOW!


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