The Allen County (Ohio) Fair Board: Stop the use of Bengal tigers at the 2013 Allen County Fair
  • Petitioned David F. Grimm, CFE

This petition was delivered to:

General Manager at the Allen County Fair
David F. Grimm, CFE
Office Manager at ACF
Sue Butcher

The Allen County (Ohio) Fair Board: Stop the use of Bengal tigers at the 2013 Allen County Fair

    1. Holly Watt
    2. Petition by

      Holly Watt

      Lima, OH

LIMA, OHIO — The Allen County Fair's General Manager, David Grimm, announced that Bengal tigers will be featured at the 2013 Allen County Fair (ACF) located in Lima, Ohio. Eight tigers will be brought to the small fair to do 3 shows per day, each a half hour long.

Bengal tigers have been classified as an endangered species by The International Union for Conservation of Nature in 2010. These exotic animals were not created to be crated, controlled, and exploited under a tent, for the entertainment of humans. It is cruel and inhumane treatment of wild animals. Without our voices, these animals cannot be heard. The Allen County Fair is supporting the captivity, mistreatment and exploitation of Bengal tigers for entertainment by hosting this event at the upcoming ACF in August of 2013.

Please consider signing this petition and calling the ACF Genral Manager David Grimm at 419-228-7141. Be the voice for these beautiful, exploited, Bengal tigers and tell the ACF Board to cancel this act. Thank you!

David F. Grimm, CFE, General Manager at the Allen County Fair
Sue Butcher, Office Manager at ACF
Stop the use of Bengal tigers at the 2013 Allen County Fair

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Contact the ACF- 419.228.7141

      Holly Watt
      Petition Organizer

      Tiger Talks" (Terranova Enterprises) animal exhibitor Doug Terranova has a long history of animal welfare violations. Last year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture fined Terranova $25,000 for numerous grave violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act, including for willful failure to safely handle elephants, tigers, and camels. In one incident, an elephant named Kamba used by Terranova escaped from a circus in Oklahoma and ran onto the highway, where she was hit by a vehicle and suffered a fractured bone, a broken tusk, abrasions, and other injuries.

      In 2008, the USDA confiscated a tiger cub from Terranova after two other tiger cubs died in his care at the Iowa State Fair and Terranova failed to provide the surviving cub with an appropriate diet. In addition to Kamba's 2009 escape, she and another elephant, Congo, escaped from a circus in Kansas in 2008. They were loose for hours before they were re-captured. This needs to stop!

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Edna Garcia Garcia SãO CARLOS, BRAZIL
      • 4 months ago

      que ridículo far isso com os animais!!!!!! é muito cruel!!!!!!

      • 7 months ago

      stop this insanity and captivity !

      • 7 months ago


    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSé, COSTA RICA
      • 7 months ago

      no a los circos.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      "Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest."

      -- Lloyd Biggle Jr.

      I don't hold animals superior or even equal to humans. The whole case for behaving decently to animals rests on the fact that we are the superior species. We are the species uniquely capable of imagination, rationality, and moral choice - and that is precisely why we are under an obligation to recognize and respect the rights of animals.

      -- Brigid Brophy

      "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages."

      -- Thomas Edison


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