Tell the Colorado Renaissance Festival to Stop Using Exotic Animals as Entertainment
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Larkspur Mayor
Sherilyn West
Castle Rock Mayor
Paul Donahue
Douglas County Director of Public Affairs
Larkspur Town Clerk
Matt Krimmer
Larkspur Town
Douglas County Public Information Officer
Sgt. Ron Hanavan
Colorado State Senator
Mark Scheffel
Colorado State Representative
Carole Murray
President of Colorado Renaissance Festival
Jim Paradise
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Tell the Colorado Renaissance Festival to Stop Using Exotic Animals as Entertainment

    1. Julie  Halvorson
    2. Petition by

      Julie Halvorson

      Westminster, CO

There is a show at the Colorado Renaissance Festival that is called “Endangered Cat Show”. They claim it is “educational and entertaining” but I believe they are more focused on the entertainment rather than the education! You can educate people without using these animals as stage props and making them perform.

Please help others realize that social responsibility has evolved beyond allowing the abuse of animals for entertainment and these beautiful animals deserve a life of dignity and respect.

Please also visit HERE and send your feedback to the festival directly and let them know how you feel about this exploitation.

Please tell the Colorado Renaissance Festival and the Great Cats World Park to stop using these animals for entertainment.

Ten Fast Facts about Captive Exotic Animals

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Elephants and a camel giving rides:

Elephants and a camel chained and giving rides all summer! Industries that use captive wild animals, such as the circus, roadside attractions, and festivals frequently engage in abusive training methods, such as the use of hooks, chains, whips, electric prods, and blunt instruments. Please help these beautiful creatures escape from a life of “entertainment”.

Please also visit HERE and send your feedback to the festival and let them know directly how you feel about this exploitation.

Thank you for your support!

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 12,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Colorado Renaissance Festival responds:

      Colorado Renaissance Festival

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures
    4. Wherefore Art Thou Endangered Cats at the Colorado Renaissance Festival?

      Stephanie Feldstein
      Petition Organizer

      Along with ye olde faire staples like jousting exhibitions, roasted turkey legs and saucy wenches, this summer’s Colorado Renaissance Festival features an “Endangered Cats Show.”
      Now, I’m no history expert, but I don’t recall that panthers...

    5. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Kathleen Healy COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
      • 1 day ago

      I have seen the elephants and camels at this fair and it makes me ill. They are chained up and the guy guiding the elephants has a big stick with barbs on it that he pokes them with. I hate this. It is disgusting to see this sort of treatment of wild animals.

    • Melissa Rhysing DENVER, CO
      • 4 days ago

      Please stop enslaving animals for entertainment purposes.

    • Anna Schmidt LAKEWOOD, CO
      • 7 days ago

      Wild animals do not deserve to be chained for humans to see, giving rides to humans in the hot sun, etc. Is animal suffering entertainment? "The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

    • Gail Bolin LITTLETON, CO
      • 17 days ago

      Wild animals should not be used for entertainment.

    • Kevin Artis HELSINKI, FINLAND
      • 17 days ago

      I'm from colorado but live abroad and I believe no animals should be used in circus like environment. Set them free!!


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