Protect Animals - Ban the Use of Exotic Animals in Entertainment
  • Petitioned the Anaheim City Council

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the Anaheim City Council

Protect Animals - Ban the Use of Exotic Animals in Entertainment

    1. Brenda Calvillo
    2. Petition by

      Brenda Calvillo

      Huntington beach, CA

Free the Animals
■Traveling circuses cannot meet the physical, psychological or behavioral needs of wild animals, which suffer severe confinement, social deprivation, long periods of time in transporters, brutal control methods and physical violence.
■Fear, intimidation, violence, emotional deprivation and withholding food, forces animals to perform.

Public Health and Safety
■Keeping large, dangerous, stressed wild animals in close proximity to the public in lightweight, temporary enclosures have proven disastrous. Workers and public have been killed and maimed; lions, tigers and elephants have all escaped.
■Around 12% of Asian and 2% of African elephants in North America have tuberculosis, which is transmissible to humans.
■Because of dangers to employees and the public the Association of Zoos and Aquariums have limited free contact

■Enforcement of animal welfare regulations is difficult as circuses are constantly moving; this justifies a restriction.
■Public tax dollars are not sufficient to cover the cost of enforcing regulations

■Circus Vargas has joined dozens of innovative and entertaining productions in leaving animals out of the act.
■Cirque du Soleil generates an estimated $810 million a year.

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Mayor Tom Tait & City Council
City of Anaheim
City Hall 7th Floor
200 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Debi Hartley MEDFORD, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      Elephants do not belong on the highways and railways of our country. Put them in a sanctuary where they belong.

    • Jonny Chops TAMPA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      We need to now more than ever get mother nature back to health including treating the animals fairly.

    • melanie shaw GARDEN GROVE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Wild animals should not be abused and confined to perform tricks for profit. This is circus salvery! No species deserves to live a life of cruelty.

    • Shannah Topolski ROCKLEDGE FL, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I do not agree with the mistreatment of wild animals in the circus.

    • Anne Conley ROCHESTER, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      Animals are not meant to be paraded around for entertainment. Free them into proper sancturaires. Stop animal cruelty.


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