Prohibit Barnum and Bailey from holding a circus on our campus.
  • Petitioned Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Prohibit Barnum and Bailey from holding a circus on our campus.

    1. Lauren Welch
    2. Petition by

      Lauren Welch

      Rockford, IL

Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus has been known in the past to mistreat and abuse its animals, its elephants in particular. I do not want my college campus to be a place where this unethical treatment continues.

For more information on Barnum and Bailey's abuse: http://www.wildlifeadvocacy.org/current/circus/index.phphttp://www.ringlingbeatsanimals.com/

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    • Sherry Prince SCHENECTADY, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      My heart goes out to all the poor animals that travel from city to city for human entertainment. They are abused so badly and it should stop immediately!! How does this continue to go on??

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    • Ingrid Petterson SIERRA VISTA, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      It makes me sick that people still find circuses that beat wild animals into submission a form of amusement. Shriners Hospital still uses circus acts as one of their biggest fund-raisers. I refused to let my children go to any circuses that came to town that had any animal acts. Just look at the picture of this poor baby elephant and what it is being subjected to.You can see where they have taut ropes pulling it's hind legs painfully out from behind him, while prodding him with the bullhook from above. I hate to admit it, but I am overjoyed when one of these beautiful creatures turns on a trainer and tramples him!

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    • Carla Porter SUNDERLAND, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      I would never attend a circus that uses animals. That kind of circus doesn't belong at an institution that promotes higher education.

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    • yvonne bartlett CLACTON ON SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      animals are God's gift to us...... sent to love us ... not for our amusment...STOP IT NOW---- the UK have......

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    • Cynthia Fernandez POINT RICHMOND, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Don't support cruelty to animals!

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