Tarzan Zerbini Circus and Two Tails Ranch: Retire aging Asian Elephant pair Marie and Schell to a sanctuary
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Tarzan Zerbini Circus and Two Tails Ranch: Retire aging Asian Elephant pair Marie and Schell to a sanctuary

    1. Nicholas Wilvert
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      Nicholas Wilvert

      Whitby, Canada

40 year old Marie and 49 year old Schell have been travelling together with the circus for most of their lives, subject to cruel performances, long trailer rides and hours to days chained up in a small area, up to 48 weeks per year. Marie, who was taken from the wild at age two, has been performing for the past 38 years. She has been with Tarzan Zerbini since she was six. Schell was also taken from the wild and was used for breeding for 25 years before being sold to the circus. She has now been performing for 23 years.
These two elephants travel all across North America, featured as the "star act" of many different shows. They "live" in Florida but are shipped as far as Canada every year. They have shown symptoms of PTSD in behaviours such as repetitive head-bobbing and obsessively swaying back and forth in one place. They are continually living in fear of the bullhook, a cruel weapon used by circus trainers to force elephants into submission. It is also likely that Schell and Marie are suffering from foot or leg related issues due to the long periods they spend standing on concrete, and the number of times they have been seen holding certain legs off of the ground. Tuberculosis and other ailments are possibilities, as their owners have had numerous USDA violations for improper animal care and quarantine. 

By signing this petition, you are asking Tarzan Zerbini Productions and the Shrine Circus to finally have mercy on Schell and Marie and retire them to a sanctuary, where they can recover from years of confinement and unnatural living conditions. They deserve a larger family herd and autonomy to finally be able to do what they wish for the final years of their lives. At this point, they only have each other for family and comfort so it would be a tragedy to postpone their freedom until when one of them passes on. Please finally give these animals the liberty and dignity they deserve.

To:
Tarzan Zerbini Circus
Two Tails Ranch
Retire aging Asian Elephant pair Marie and Schell to a sanctuary

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Zelda Conradie STRUISBAAI, SOUTH AFRICA
      • 4 months ago

      These elephants have worked so hard for you, please let them retire with dignity. YOU OWE THEN THAT!!!'

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    • Joanna Marshall SHORELINE, WA
      • 4 months ago

      I picket the circus when they are in my town. I have seen videos of what these poor animals go through and want them treated humanly. I won't say what I'd like to do to the handlers!

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    • Jack Clark TORONTO, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Slavery of a fellow species for profit is simply wrong...please do the right thing, respect their lives and set them free.

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    • Nancy Logan PICKERING, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      I have learned SOOO much since our Toronto elephants moved to PAWS. Last night watched documentary An Apology to Elephants. My heart breaks unbearable in the face of the bullhook and incredible cruelty - for what, our entertainment. Please, stop it!!!

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    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 8 months ago

      MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

      IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

      HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION - HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

      THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

      MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with humanbeings.

      DEMAND ALL INITIATORS ACTING IRRESPONSIBLY TO PAY REDEMPTION TO FUTUREGENERATIONS !

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