Save the 11 beautiful Elephants from the abuse they go through at African Lion Safari
  • Petitioning Kathleen Wynne

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Premier
Kathleen Wynne
Executive Director of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
Massimo Bergamini

Save the 11 beautiful Elephants from the abuse they go through at African Lion Safari

    1. Melissa Rados
    2. Petition by

      Melissa Rados

      Toronto, Canada

If you have ever been to African Lion Safari you would notice that the main atraction isn't the lion, but it is the 11 elephants. They offer a elephant show, where you see elephants doing tricks you didnt imagine possible, you can see the elephants swim, and interact with them one-on-one with elephant rides. What most people fail to notice is the bull hook that every person working with the elephants is holding. From time to time if you pay close attention you can actually see them using this on the elephants. If they have no shame using these hooks with all these people visiting the park watching, imagine what they do when no one is around. The tricks that the elephants are forced to do in the elephant show are cruel and need to be stopped. The suffering of the elephants is shown in the way they act. Often you can see the elephants bobbing their head, or swaying side to side. This repetitive motion is not natural to elephants and is a sign of stress and fear. It is also clear that the tricks are causing physical pain since the elephants are seen standing on 3 of their feet instead of all 4, and are also seen shuffling their feet. This is a sign of soreness in their feet. THE SHOWS NEED TO BE STOPPED, AND THE USE OF BULLHOOKS NEEDS TO BE BANNED FROM AFRICAN LION SAFARI!!

HELP STOP THIS CRUELETY BY SIGNING AND SHARING THE PETITON. THANK YOU ALL

To:
Kathleen Wynne, Premier
Massimo Bergamini, Executive Director of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums
We request that all elephant shows and elephant rides be cancelled, as well as banning the use of bull hooks on the elephants.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. how animals are treated there..

      Melissa Rados
      Petition Organizer

      "I used to work for them a few years back, and quit due to the treatment of the monkeys, and that the lion and tiger enclousers was two small for the amount of lions/tigers that they were housing. The moneys in order to get into the monkey choot, were shot with bebe guns. They were terrfied. Certain staff would just simply hold the gun up and they would scream in terror. And once had a monkey that had a bleeding eye and the supervisors statement was "oh it is just a monkey". and left it as that."

      http://www.zoochat.com/223/african-lion-safari-131255/

    3. ARTICLE I FOUND

      Melissa Rados
      Petition Organizer

      African Lion Safari reportedly has the biggest elephant breeding program in Canada as part of the Species Survival Plan (SSP). This SSPs were developed to create self-sustaining captive populations of particular animals, not for the purpose of returning animals to the wild, The elephant SSP’s have no plan to return animals to the wild so they have little real conservation value, if any, to wild elephant populations. Furthermore, the circus style elephant show provides little, if any, positive education and in fact may result in negative education about normal elephant behavior.

      http://www.zoocheck.com/Reportpdfs/Sad%20State%20Report(REV).pdf

    4. Reached 100 signatures
    5. Reached 10 signatures
    6. Reached 5 signatures
    7. REAL REVIEWS FROM PEOPLE THAT VISITED THE PARK

      Melissa Rados
      Petition Organizer

      "My heart broke and I was very upset to see how the elephants were confined and treated. The elephant show was horrific to watch as these intelligent and gentle creatures were forced to perform tricks for people's entertainment. The elephants looked so unhappy as they were intimated by their trainer's bullhook." -Monika Z (7 May 2013)
      "I thought ALS was a free roaming area for exotic animals to live a happy existence. Elephants in particular were abused..hit with sticks with hooks in order to perform stupid tricks. The same with parrots riding bicycles. My family thought we would see animals being animals not circus performers. Left so sad." (3 July 2013)
      “Safari or circus????? I was so upset that I walked up to the trainer at the end and asked to see what he had in his hand as he held the blade of the bull hook covered. He snapped back that he didn't need to show me anything! People need to be educated, this type of treatment of these elephants needs to end." - Carrie S (15 Aug)

    8. ELEPHANT ROUND UP

      Melissa Rados
      Petition Organizer

      THIS IS A VIDEO OF THE "ELEPHANT ROUND UP" SHOW THAT TAKES PLACE TWICE A DAY EVERYDAY AT AFRICAN LION SAFARI. Do you think its natural for elephants do be doing what is seen in the video?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOCjn4P9TXI

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    • Jessica Puckrin CAVAN, CANADA
      • about 17 hours ago

      I want elephants to be allowed to live freely in herd, without being forced to perform tricks and give rides. And if they must perform tricks and rides eliminating the use of the bull hook

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    • Chris Otchy SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 7 days ago

      No animal should be subject to this kind of torture and murder. It's a genocide that needs to stop. We can live without ivory in 2014!

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    • Jeanette E Kocay FLEMINGTON, NJ
      • 8 days ago

      I Love Animal's! Wish I Could Save Them All!

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    • ALESIA GARAFOLA NOVI, MI
      • 9 days ago

      I don't support this abuse. Elephants do not belong in circus shows or any type of show purely for financial gain and entertainment.

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    • Isaac silverman WHITE PLAINS, NY
      • 10 days ago

      I'm signing because I'm a human being with a conscience YFM

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